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My baby's skin turns red after feeding formula milk. What could the reason be and what kind of milk should I give her ?

Skin turns red (just like after drinking alcohol) after feeding formula milk I have a 7mth old daughter who was breastfed exclusively for 6 months. She was introduced solid food at 6 month and formula at 7 month. During my first attempt to feed her formula milk, she developed red skin color around her eyes and jawline, subsequently, the redness also appeared on her trunk and limbs . It basically looks like one who turns red upon consuming alcohol. The skin is flat, no bumps, no hives , just the change in skin color. After 24 hours, the redness was gone and her skin color returned to normal. I have totally stopped formula milk on her at the moment. What is the problem with her? Is this a form of allergy? I have no such problem when I introduced solid food to her. Should I try and feed her the same brand of formula in smaller quantity or change another brand altogether? Or should I let her try a hypoallergenic type of formula milk instead?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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It's quite possible your daughter has cow's milk allergy. You can try an different type of milk like hypoallergenic milk formulae, oat milk, soy milk, rice milk which won't evoke this allergic reaction. Avoid the cow's milk or formula milk as they can cause life threatening closure of the wind pipe and suffocation. Better to visit the Paediatrician and discuss about this condition after he/she has examined your daughter completely to look for other signs and treat her appropriately.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sumanth.P's  Response

Thanks for your query.

Since it occured only after formula milk, stop the formula milk immediately.

Because she might have a much severe reaction if given again.

So take it to your paediatrician and notify it to him and take his advise.

Hope I have answered your query.

I will be available for your followup queries if any.

Wishing you good health.

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