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Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read more

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What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).

What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).

Enzyme deficiency : Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. ...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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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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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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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...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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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 soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Fine: Soy or almond milk are both usually lactose free. Lactaid or similar cow milk products are produced with the missing enzyme in the milk, so lactose sensitive people can use them without problems. ...Read more

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Ca++ supplement for someone with milk intolerance?

Ca++ supplement for someone with milk intolerance?

Many available: You can find this as a stand alone product, an additive to some orange juice or tea products. A simple way to get a daily supplement is to take Tums, which contains calcium in its various forms. ...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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Is it ok to consume lactose-free milk (whey protein isolate) in candida diet?

Is it ok to consume lactose-free milk (whey protein isolate) in candida diet?

Yes, unless allergic: There are 2 main groups of foods to avoid on a candida diet: sugars (including lactose) & simple starches that feed candida & any foods you may be allergic to. Those with candida often develop allergies to gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, almonds & yeast. If you are not allergic to whey then it's healthy to eat. The best way to tell is to avoid potential allergens for at least a week then try them. ...Read more

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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

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I get symptoms of lactose intolerance with chocolate milk only but not other milk products. Is it normal?

I get symptoms of lactose intolerance with chocolate milk only but not other milk products. Is it normal?

Maybe an allergy: Actually you may have a chocolate allergy(or sensitivity) ..If you can eat all other milk/dairy products and not get stymptoms, then you may not be lactose intolerant. Do you get symptoms when eating other chocolate items? If not then the "cure" is just avoid chocolate milk.... ...Read more

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Is there lactose free protein shake powder?

Is there lactose free protein shake powder?

Yes: Yes. There is soy protein, rice protein, and pea protein. There are many reputable companies that manufacture these products, and some only sell to professional offices such as doctors' offices for patients to buy. For some of these companies, you can buy online if your doctor refers you. ...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?

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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Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?

Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?

Continue avoid milk: It takes time, so a continued milk an dairy elimination diet is in order. It would be important to read labels to make sure there is no "hidden" dairy in other foods. Also, there may be another food allergy besides milk. An allergist can assist in the search for the cause. ...Read more

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My 6 mo old breastfed son has an allergy to cow's milk protein, controlled by my diet. When can/should i reintroduce dairy?

My 6 mo old breastfed son has an allergy to cow's milk protein, controlled by my diet. When can/should i reintroduce dairy?

Milk protein allergy: Babies with above said allergy- tend to tolerate soy better than regular dairy. However, aap guidelines suggest trial if regular milk at one year of age. If not tolerated, try soy milk and products. Re- try regular milk at 18 months and then at two yrs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of milk protein intolerance?

What are the symptoms of milk protein intolerance?

Allergy vs intoleran: Common and medical meaning of milk allergy and intolerance might be confussing. Medically, there is definition of milk protein allergy and of lactose intolerance. Milk protein intolerance is not a formal medical diagnosis. Lactose intolerance is characterized by bloating, abdominal cramping and often diarrhea after eating dairy food, and using lactase (lactaid) helps control symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi,is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time?Because if I will drink cow and soy milk,the symptoms will be the same

Hi,is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time?Because if I will drink cow and soy milk,the symptoms will be the same

Confusing question: Studies show that around 40% of those with bovine milk allergy will have a soy allergy. Lactose is the sugar in bovine milk and about 1/4 adults are lactose intolerant. Some confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergy,they are not the same.This can show up in childhood or emerge later. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage my baby's intolerance for soy milk protein?

What can I do to manage my baby's intolerance for soy milk protein?

Read formula labels: You have to be very careful when choosing a formula as many "regular" formulas contain soy. Always discuss it with your doctor. Also if your baby is eating solids, avoid "hidden" sources of soy, such as miso and "hydrolized vegetable protein". ...Read more

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If a baby vomits after each feeding, could it be due to milk protein intolerance? The vomit is milk and not discolored.

If a baby vomits after each feeding, could it be due to milk protein intolerance?  The vomit is milk and not discolored.

Bad vomiting by baby: You didn't mention your infant's age, but if your baby is indeed vomiting repeatedly throughout the day, don't delay ; get help right now. The possibilities for considerable pathology ; consequences are too great to ignore! if your child is instead spitting a portion of every feeding, or you suspect a food intolerance, the urgency is less in seeking help but evaluation is still warranted. ...Read more

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My son is 5 & has ASD. He is an extremely picky eater & eats like 4 items. Now they r saying he has milk protein intolerance. That's all he eats! HELP?

My son is 5 & has ASD. He is an extremely picky eater & eats like 4 items. Now they r saying he has milk protein intolerance. That's all he eats! HELP?

His ABA therapist : will know the closest feeding clinic. A Speech/Language Therapist, & Occupational Therapist do a team evaluation of the sensory, motor & swallowing issues impacting self restriction of food often with a psychologist & Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for behavioral & medical issues. " Just Take A Bite" by Ernsperger & Stegen-Hanson is available on amazon. Check for iron deficiency, also. ...Read more

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Can a blood test check for milk, protein & soy intolerance? For my 2 month old baby.. Help please! thanx!

Can a blood test check for milk, protein & soy intolerance? For my 2 month old baby.. Help please! thanx!

Yes, but....: Often, when intolerance to milk and soy protein is suspected, stool tests are done. In any case, it is very possible to test for this, and you should discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).

No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read more

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What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).

Enzyme deficiency : Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. ...Read more

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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby is being fed with hidrolized milk cause dr suspects she’s intolerant to milk protein. Will she grow up normally with this milk?

My 1 month old baby is being fed with hidrolized milk cause dr suspects she’s intolerant to milk protein. Will she grow up normally with this milk?

Yes: If she is indeed milk intolerant, these hydrolyzed formulas have similar components to regular formulas. Their protein source has just been partially broken down to avoid the bodies reaction to whole proteins. As she gets older her needs or true intolerances may become clear at a point where her size has increased to the point alternative feeds is not as risky. ...Read more

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My 1month old is being fed with hydrolyzed milk cause dr suspects she is intolerant to milk protein. Im scared she wont get the nutrients she needs?

My 1month old is being fed with hydrolyzed milk cause dr suspects she is intolerant to milk protein. Im scared she wont get the nutrients she needs?

Asked & answered: If this product is the one developed in the US it is required by our Food and Drug Administration to contain all the basic needs of infants. No formula can ever have all the same ingredients contained in breast milk, but these have been tightly regulated in the US since the early 1980's. Check the products original producer. ...Read more

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What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone

What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby  formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone

Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based formulas are the most common alternatives. Your pediatrician should help you select a formula that is milk-free. It may be possible later in childhood to introduce sheep and goat milk products but wait for your pediatrician to give the ok. ...Read more

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Tested + for fecal reducing sugars. Still has mucus in nappies/screaming/reflux/choking etc on LF formula. Could it be cows milk protein allergy too?

Tested + for fecal reducing sugars. Still has mucus in nappies/screaming/reflux/choking etc on LF formula. Could it be cows milk protein allergy too?

See below: milk protein allergy can cause irritability and vomiting. The sugar in the stool on a lactose free formula may be pointing to another sugar intolerance such as sucrose. I suggest further investigation of the reason for sugar in the stool on a lactose free formula. Is there an issue with sugar absorption? ...Read more

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2month old no symptoms but hidden blood in stool.No allergies to milk protein or bacteria.Has been fed with hydrolyzed milk for 2 weeks.What can it b?

2month old no symptoms but hidden blood in stool.No allergies to milk protein or bacteria.Has been fed with hydrolyzed milk for 2 weeks.What can it b?

See allergist: I don't know how the possibility of milk allergy has been excluded. Nonetheless, even hydrolyzed milk is not totally non-allergenic . An amino--acid formula may be required for a little while. On the other hand, the problem may not be related to milk at all thus the need for an allergist. ...Read more