A member asked:
think my 1yr old has a milk protein allergy, have switched her to rice milk formula. is this ok? its only been a week, she seems to be happier, still eating solids 3 times a day with snacks. consumes up to 24oz of this "formula" plus juice and h2o sippy
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rebecca Butler answered
13 years experience Pediatrics
A : A milk protein allergy can present at this age if you have switched to whole milk, and have not been using a milk based formuls in infancy. Depending on what kind of formula you were using throughout infancy, an allergy typically would have been a problem earlier. "toddler" formulas are more costly and you hate to restrict her diet if she does not have a true allergy. I suggest you talk more with your pediatrician or have allergy testing performed to confirm a true allergy.
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
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