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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

How typical are sheep/goat milk allergies without cows milk allergies?

Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read more

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Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Possibly: If the reason for using alimentum initially was for milk protein allergy/colitis, it is important to note that a significant percentage of babies with the allergy will also have a reactivity to soy. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

No endorsement: I am not sure what you are asking since there is no question here. But medicine would be neutral on recommending one or the other products since both are fine and available. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2 year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

Is lactose intolerance a milk allergy?

No: Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem with inability to break down complex milk sugars into simple sugars that are easy to absorb. Milk allergy is an ige mediated disease, usually manifest in children, with skin symptoms like hives and eczema, respiratory symptoms like asthma and rarely anaphylactic reactions. ...Read more

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Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Elemental formula: There are multiple brand of formula available that are either hydrolyzed or if the allergy is true ige mediated then there are 2 formula products available that are pure Amino Acid formulas (neocate and elecare) without any of the milk or soy protiens. ...Read more

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Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers? Thanks

Is buffalo milk tolerable for cows milk allergy sufferers?
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Caution: There is a high degree of similarity between cow's milk and other mammalian milk including goat, sheep and water buffalo. Water buffalo milk is the source of buffalo mozzarella cheese eaten throughout the world. There is a case report of a milk allergic child who tolerated water buffalo milk, but a challenge like this should be done under the supervision of an allergist. ...Read more

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What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, eczema, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more

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Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Can someone with a bovine dairy allergy consume goat or sheep milk products?

Usually not : There is a high degree of cross reaction between cow, sheep and goat milk so they all should be avoided in cow milk allergic individuals. There is less likelihood of reaction to horse or camel milk. Consult an allergist for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

It depends: If you tolerate cow's milk, then enjoy it. Some folks are allergic and some folks are lactose intolerant. The anti-cow's milk militants tend to be militant vegetarians or animal-rights people, and there's little or no real science to support ordinary folks avoiding it. ...Read more

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Is eczema from milk allergy?

Is eczema from milk allergy?

Not totally: In some kids, cows milk may further irritate eczema. However, cows milk does not cause eczema primarily. Talk to your dr before switching a babys formula or milk. ...Read more

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When allergy to milk based formula shows upin new born?

When allergy to milk based formula shows upin new born?

Hydrolyzed : Milk protein allergy shows up in babies fed formula who have bloody stool and failure to thrive. In this instance your pediatrician can recommend a hydrolyzed formula. However, breast milk should also be easily digested in this case and would be the best option. Many people mistake colic for milk allergy. Colic is rarely improved by changing formula. 50% allergic to cow milk are allergic to soy. ...Read more

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What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

What to do about infant reflux, soy allergy, soy formula and enfamil ar?

Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is goat's milk better than cow's milk?

Is goat's milk better than cow's milk?

Not really: Some people feel that they tolerate goats milk better than cows milk. However, if you are lactose intolerant, you will be intolerant to both cow and goat milk. If you are sensitive to the protein in cows milk, causing bloating, constipation, and cramping, you will likely have the same problem with goats milk. Goats milk does not provide better nutrition for humans than cows milk. ...Read more

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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