Symptoms of Cow's Milk Allergy in infants and children
Symptoms of cow's milk allergy - Symptoms that may lead you to suspect your child has a cow’s milk allergy (CMA) or cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA). Read more.
Around 2% of Australian children under two years of age are allergic to cow’s milk and cow’s milk and dairy products.1
If your child is allergic to cow’s milk, strict avoidance of milk, dairy products and all foods containing milk is the only way to avoid symptoms.1
Good nutrition is vital when eliminating cow’s milk and dairy from your child’s diet.
This is why changing your child’s diet should always be done in consultation with a healthcare professional.
If you suspect cow’s milk allergy in your child, look for these symptoms.
• Within minutes or up to two hours after having a small amount of cow’s milk, symptoms can include:1
• Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) which may cause listlessness or floppiness in babies.1
• Several hours after having moderate amounts of cow’s milk the symptoms can include:1
A reliable diagnosis is important1 so always seek the advice of a healthcare professional if you suspect your child has a cow’s milk allergy.
What is food intolerance and how is it different from food allergies?
Food allergy and food intolerance are often confused as some symptoms of intolerance may resemble an allergy.2 Some of the common symptoms of food intolerance are:2