SILK SOY MILK- IS IT THE CULPRIT?

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 1:28pm
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In order to get my 13 mo. old daughter (MFA including dairy) off of formula, the nutritionist recommended mixing in part soy milk with part soy formula. In the last 2 weeks since we have been doing this, she has been getting excema on her cheeks and occasional "mystery hives"( everytime a diiferent place) I have been keeping a food dairy and she has not eaten anything new, however, if its not the SILK soy milk I believe she is becoming allergic to foods which she was not before, I'm suspecting grapes hmm...Does anyone think the SILK soy milk could be the culprit. What are your experiences with SILK soy milk? Thank you for sharing! - Mindy

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 1:50pm
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Silk is on shared equipment with dairy, my ds is fine with it though even though highly milk allergic, but every kid is different. The only way to see if it could be the culprit is to eliminate it right? 8th Continent, last I heard, is run on dairy free lines, maybe give that a try?
Good luck, Meg

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 2:24pm
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My ma/pa son didn't react to silk soy milk--until the 3rd week he had been drinking Silk. I was afraid he had acquired an allergy to soy--but it turned out to be the cross contamination of the lines.
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Michelle mom to:
DS #1- 7 - peanut, tree nut, asthma,environmental allergies
DS-#2- 4- Milk, Peas, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Asthma, environmental allergies

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 9:20pm
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Quote:Originally posted by jami:
[b]I was afraid he had acquired an allergy to soy--but it turned out to be the cross contamination of the lines.
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Did you have the product tested to determine it contained milk or was this your own conclusion? Just curious as we have used this product in the past with no problems and my DS is highly allergic to milk.
Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 9:39pm
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My non-MA son had a reaction to Silk a few years ago. They swear it's not cross contam with any peanuts/nuts. When I had him retested, he was positive to soy (which in fact he had always tested positive to, but had never reacted). However, he has always eaten other soy products without problems. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]
I'm sure that didn't help a bit, LOL, but thought you might find it interesting.
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 07/08/2007 - 9:44pm
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in 2003 my 11 month old daughter who was dairy allegic and small small small was recommended the same thing by a nutritionist -- we also used Silk with soy formula and did so for about 6-9 months and never had a problem.

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 1:45am
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My severely dairy allergic ds has been drinking Silk for years without a problem. Of course, with shared lines it could happen at some point, but if your child is reacting regularly (from different containers), I would suspect something else.

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 1:56am
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We did not think of having the milk tested--when I called Silk they told me it was on shared lines. I chalked it up to my learning curve with milk allergy. We did have him tested for soy several times and he tests negative. He also can eat(drink) other soy products.
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Michelle mom to:
DS #1- 7 - peanut, tree nut, asthma,environmental allergies
DS-#2- 4- Milk, Peas, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Asthma, environmental allergies

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 2:38am
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My ds is MA and PA and has been drinking Silk (red container) for about 2 years. Because of the MA I kept him on the soy formula until he was 18 months and even after that, when we were out I still used it as soymilk needs to be refrigerated (he didn't like juice then either). I did this as long as he would drink it (the formula). The reason I did this was because of the fat content. I could not find a soymilk that had the fat content of whole regular milk and babies need the fat and I was having trouble finding other sources of fat since dairy and nuts were not an option.
Hope this helps, sorry it is long...
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MaryAnn
ds#1 (7) NKA
ds#2 (4) Penicillin???
ds#3 (3) PA, TNA, dairy, egg white, shrimp
ds#4 (3 mos.) NKA

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 2:40am
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just to share what happened with my 3rd born(Carson)....he was positive allergic to milk around 6 weeks old, so I nursed him until about 14mths. Once he weaned we tried soy milk...he would get HORRIBLE burning-butt diarrhea. I switched him to Rice milk(Rice Dream) with no problems and took him back into the allergist. Soy was negative on rast and scratch. But everytime I tried it(would try soy yogurt now and then, he would get that burning diarrhea). So at 2 1/2 he was tested again and this time soy was positive! I think when they are young you can get false negatives/positives...so that may be what is happening with your daughter. I would switch off the soy(to Alimentum or Nutramigen which you can ix with rice milk, we do that...or Alimentum in bottles 3x's a day and rice milk at meals) and see if the eczema clears up...then you will have your answer.
my youngest is also milk allergic and I tried soy formula first(before the expensive Alimentum) and same thing happened with her....and she has tested negative for soy so far as well...I know to avoid now though, her positive may just take longer to show up....but symptoms are my answer to a positive reaction! Good luck!
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2007 - 4:40am
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could your child have grass allergies. my child gets the mystery hives and pretty bad exczma this time of year because of the grass pollen. he drank silk for years when he was allergic to dairy, (thoe his dairy allergy wasnt as severe as some kisd on this board) with out any problems.
just a thought
erin

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