Does my baby have MSPI?

Does your baby have trouble digesting the proteins in dairy and/or soy? Is your babies reflux a symptom of a dairy/soy intolerance? Take this quiz to find out if your babies health issues may be related to a problem with dairy/soy proteins (MSPI). Please note that not all babies who are dairy intolerant are also soy intolerant, but about 50-60% are.

This is a tool to help you decide if dairy/soy may be an issue for your baby and is based on the typical symptoms for MSPI. It should not substitute for consulting with your baby's pediatrician or GI specialist, but should help you to understand if these proteins may be a problem and if you should consider giving your baby a dairy/soy free diet.

Created by: Reflux Rebels of Reflux Rebels Blog
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Does your baby seem to suffer from excess gassiness, stomach cramping, and/or bloating?
Yes, he/she's the gassiest baby and is constantly pulling up his/her legs and his/her stomach is often hard as a rock.
He does seem more gassy than other babies.
Some gassiness, but it doesn't particularly bother him/her.
No excess gas or stomach cramping.
4. Does your baby suffer from excess fussiness/"colicky behavior" and is not easily soothed?.
Yes, he/she screams/cries 24/7
Yes, he/she is pretty fussy, but not continuously
He/she has crying spells in the evenings only
No, he/she is very content most of the time.
5. Does your baby have trouble sleeping and seems to not be able to get comfortable? Excess gas wakes him/her frequently, constantly tossing and turning and pulling up legs to chest?
Yes, lots of trouble staying asleep and wakes frequently passing gas, etc.
He/she sleeps OK, but does have some issues.
No problems with sleeping.
6. Does your baby have severe reflux or vomit regularly after feeding?
Yes, projectile/balistic reflux/vomiting after most feedings.
Some reflux/vomiting, but not all the time.
No problems with reflux or vomiting.
7. Is your baby constantly congested?
Yes, he/she has a constant stuffy nose.
Sometimes congested, particularly when lying flat
No congestion other than when legitimately sick.
8. Does your baby suffer from chronic diarrhea that tends to be acidic and cause diaper rash?
Yes, since birth.
Only occasional diarrhea/diaper rash.
No, this isn't a problem.
9. Does your baby have a lot of mucus in his/her stools (see blog for pictures of what mucus stools look like)?
Yes, constantly has mucus in diapers.
Occasionally, but not all the time.
Not ever been a problem.
10. Has blood ever been observed in your baby's stool (either visibly or with a stool sample in a doctor's office)?
Yes
No
11. Does your baby suffer from chronic constipation?
Yes
Sometimes an issue
No
12. Does your baby have chronic eczema or persistent skin rashes? May look like baby acne, but just doesn't ever go away.
Yes
No
13. Does your baby have issues gaining weight?
Yes, he/she is not even on the growth charts or has been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive
He/she is a little underweight, but not a lot.
He/she is gaining weight just fine.
14. If you baby is suffering from Acid Reflux, does he/she not seem to be responding to proper AR treatment?
Yes, we've tried several different medications, dosed according to MARCI-kids standards and given correctly and not seen ANY results.
The medications have helped some, but he/she is still having some issues with AR.
No, the medications work fine.
No problems with AR.

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