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How To Know If My Baby Is Allergic To The Cows Milk In Formula
How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?
Is it possible that a toddler be allergic to whole milk if she was not allerigic to cow based formula?
Possible: You can acquire an allergy to a protein based food item like cow milk at any point in life. However, true cow milk allergy is relatively uncommon and could be confirmed by testing. Cow milk intolerance is more common, results in similar symptoms and can reflect problems with several components of the product, like the sugar source lactose. ...Read more
Elemental formulas: For those who become intolerant to bovine and soy protein, there are elemental formulas that contain predigested proteins that work. You can find one (alumentum, alumentum ready to feed, nutramagen, elecare).All are expensive but after 4-6 weekss on one, the gut may heal enough to tolerate other foods. Work with your ped to find one that works for your kid. All are difficult. ...Read more
My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?
If my baby is allergic to corn, rice, & has milk/soy protein allergy what are odds of other allergies? Any food I should avoid as he starts babyfood?
Baby: Since he has so many just starting out I would get the advice of a pediatric allergist. ...Read more
No: Not really proven.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Bf 6 wk old he has cow milk allergy I'm trying to stay dairy free but found out something's I eat have dairy, would goat formula be best or breastfeed?
Breastfeeding Best: Food protein-induced proctitis/proctocolitis is caused by proteins from cow's milk, which are ingested through breast milk or standard cow's milk based formulas. Treatment consists of complete elimination of cow's milk from the diet. Breastfeeding is always best. Strict avoidance is key, read labels and stay vigilant. Good news is that sensitivity resolves by one year of age in almost all infants. ...Read more
No and yes: No to almond milk but yes to cow's milk since they are not related. ...Read more
Soy Not Good Either: Food protein-induced proctitis caused by proteins from cow's milk, which are ingested through breast milk or standard cow's milk based formulas. Soy milk can cause similar symptoms. Treatment consists of complete elimination of cow's milk and soy from the diet. Breastfeeding is always best. Strict avoidance is key. Good news is that sensitivity resolves by one year of age in almost all infants. ...Read more
If my son is allergic to soy and cow's milk what would be the best milk alternative if he's still around 1 yrs old?
Pre-digested formula: There are 2 hypoallergenic formulas, nutramigen and alimentum. They are predigested to avoid food allergies. They are also much more expensive. You can probably try regular priced formulas that are either milk-free or with partially digested milk proteins. By far, most babies do well without needing a hypoallergenic formula. ...Read more
Think I am allergic to milk of any kind. Almond, cow or any other. When I have it I choke and cough. Even powder creamer make me cough. Anything?
Is there any proof that keeping a baby off of cow milk for the first year will prevent an allergy to it?
NO PROOF: There is no proof that that will prevent allergy. ...Read more
I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.
Do you recommend getting a allergy blood test for 6 months old baby? He currently has cow milk intolerance (he spits up a lot when he drinks non diges
Unlikely to help you: Infants may have allergies to food items they were exposed to in the womb: cow milk & soy are two top offenders. Kids may also be intolerant to a formula that contains either. The allergy blood test can be falsely positive or negative, as can the skin test some allergists use. Lactose intolerance effects 1/4 kids & it is the sugar in cow milk & most likely issue for your kid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A variety!: Depending on the patient, cow milk allergy symptoms can include:itchy mouth/throat, facial &/or airway swelling, difficulty breathing or talking, cough, wheeze, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (can be bloody), poor weight gain or even weight loss in kids, flushing, hives, eye redness, itch, &/or swelling, runny, itchy, &/or stuffy nose, sneezing, abdominal pain, feeling of impending doom and even shock or cardiac arrest! ...Read more