DO YOU SUSPECT THAT YOUR BABY MAY BE ALLERGIC TO COWS' MILK PROTEIN?
Cows' milk protein allergy (CMPA), also known as cows' milk allergy (CMA), is one of the most common food allergies in babies and young children. There are many symptoms associated with CMPA, but it can be easily managed with the correct diet, so getting a diagnosis is very important. The good news is that the majority of children who are allergic to cows' milk will outgrow this by the time they are 3 years old.
CAN CMPA AFFECT YOUR BABY’S FEEDING?
Your doctor or health care professional (HCP) will advise you on how to improve your baby’s symptoms and how to eliminate cows’ milk protein from your baby’s diet. This should in no way affect your breastfeeding routine.
Breastfeeding is the best way of feeding your baby during the first months of life and is preferred whenever possible. It is also the preferred choice of feeding for a baby with CMPA.
If you choose to move on from breastfeeding, your doctor or HCP will help you identify suitable alternative formulas. They can also support on the avoidance of cows’ milk protein during complementary feeding (weaning).
Once diagnosed, cows’ milk allergy symptoms can be easily managed with the correct support.