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Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
No, it is not: A milk allergy can occur at any time. I developed it two years ago. This is a pure milk allergy without any difficulty with lactose intolerance. I have a daughter with the same condition and yet my autistic grandson does not have that symptoms at all.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Having a milk allergy does not mean autism. However, some autistic children do have milk (and other food) allergies.
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Dr. Patricia Harkins
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 32 years experience
No : Milk allergy is a sign of milk allergy. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder with disrupted social, communication, and behavior. One condition does not rule out the other, but neither condition is a given of the other.
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