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Doctor insights on: How To Know If My Baby Is Allergic To The Cows Milk In Formula

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When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Skin test: The easiest way to tell if your baby is allergic to milk is to have your child skin tested by an allergist. You will have an answer in 15 minutes. To rely on their response to milk can often be confusing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a toddler be allergic to whole milk if she was not allerigic to cow based 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

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What should be done if toddler is allergic to cow milk and soy based formulas?

What should be done if toddler is allergic to cow milk and soy based formulas?

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

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My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

Cow milk allergy: The instructions for making up formula for your baby is illustrated on the can. It's usually one measure for every 2 ounces of water. Nutramigen also comes ready-to-feed so that you do not have to go to the trouble of making the formula. ...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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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?

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

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Can you be allergic to almond milk but not almonds or cow's milk?

No and yes: No to almond milk but yes to cow's milk since they are not related. ...Read more

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Which soy milk is recomended for a baby who has an allergy to cow's milk?

Which soy milk is recomended for a baby who has an allergy to cow's milk?

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

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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?

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?

Milk Alternatives: By a year of age, I recommend unsweetened almond, hempseed, and/or coconut milk. Sweetened milks have too much sugar. ...Read more

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Which is the best infant milk formula for babies with family history of allergy?

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

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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?

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?

Almond & Cow: Milk are totally different. You may be allergic to one or the other, most likely cow. In any case, you may have difficulty w/the consistency or taste of the liquids. Your doc can test you for food/milk allergy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My child is 10 months old and has cow milk allergy. Can I try giving her some cheese?

My child is 10 months old and has cow milk allergy. Can I try giving her some cheese?

Depends: Goat cheese would not have the risk associated with cow milk exposure. If you kid has a true milk allergy, and not just lactose intolerance, you should avoid any milk bearing product. Please clarify this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.

I am breastfeeding. Can I take herbellife soy protienn mix and any supplement? My baby get cow milk allergy from my milk.

Breastfeeding: Please be very cautious about taking supplements while breastfeeding because of impurities that might be detrimental to your baby. Your baby will not develop cow milk allergy by breastfeeding. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What are the symptoms of cow milk allergy?

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