Did you know that cow’s milk allergy is the most common type of allergy in infants all over the world? Some of the symptoms of these allergies include wheezing, constipation, diarrhoea, skin rashes and distress.
Generally lactose intolerance is mistaken as milk allergy. Milk allergy involves an immune response but intolerance does not. Food intolerance only cause bloating, diarrhoea and abdominal pain but no immune reaction.
The most common food allergens include egg, soy, peanuts, wheat, fish, cow’s milk and tree nuts.
Parents should immediately go to a GP if they suspect milk allergy and get the right diagnosis.
Avoid cow’s milk protein completely if your baby is allergic. Yes, milk is extremely important for infants and no milk can be quite hazardous to the baby’s growth. The doctor will prescribe formula for your baby that is amino-acid based that can be easily used and can relieve the symptoms of allergy. Plus, it helps in the growth and development of the baby.