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Baby Chiropractor’s Video Goes Viral For a Surprising Reason

The adjustment was great, but what the heck is “dairy hair?”

It's so hard to watch your kid in pain, and when they're babies, it's hard to know exactly what's wrong — after all, it's not like they can tell you! In tiny babies, one of the common reasons for fussiness is a dairy intolerance or allergy, and while cutting dairy out of their diet (and yours, if you're breastfeeding) is the most popular way of decreasing their pain, some people try things that are a bit more out of the box.

Case in point: This chiropractor, who shared how getting an adjustment could help babies who are struggling with an allergy. And interestingly enough, she knew something was wrong because of the baby's hair, of all things.


In the video of the baby getting adjusted, the doc said that she could tell this baby had a dairy allergy for a lot of reasons, but one of them included the fact that she had "spiky dairy hair." 

Unsurprisingly, this led to a lot of questions from the people who watched the video, so the chiropractor, Danielle Gauss, explained in the comments. "When a baby is sensitive to the cow protein the cellular allergian manifests in that way," she said.

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Hmm. Interesting. As some other commenters pointed out, there's not a lot of research out there to confirm or deny the existence of "dairy hair," though one study does say that scalp hair may be thin and fragile for a baby with a cow's milk allergy.

If you suspect your child may be allergic to dairy, making an appointment with a pediatrician is always the best idea... but spiky hair might be a good sign to look for, too.

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