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What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

What is a good source of calcium for children that have a cows milk allergy ?

Calcium-enriched: From kidshealth.org: "Good alternatives to milk & milk products include calcium-enriched rice or soy milk (if soy is tolerated), vegan products (such as vegan cheese), & other soy-based (again, if soy is tolerated) or rice-based frozen desserts, sorbets, puddings, & ice pops." Calcium fortified orange juice can also be used although I encourage my families to give no more than 4-6 oz juice per day ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Please describe a good source of calcium for children that have a milk allergy ?

Lots of Stiuff: Fortified soy milk for beginners. Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Fortified orange juice. Sardines. Enriched breads, grains, and waffles. ...Read more

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What foods can't a kid with milk allergy eat?

What foods can't a kid with milk allergy eat?

Any dairy: Read lables & avoid food that contains any of the following ingredients: milk (derivative, protein, solids), cream, cheese, butter, buttermilk, butter fat, dry milk solids, whey (delactosed, demineralized, protein concentrate), artificial butter flavor, casein, caseinates (ammonium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, or sodium), curds, lactose, lactalbumin phosphate, lactoferrin. ...Read more

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What types of cheese can I feed a child who has a milk allergy?

Avoid bovine: With true bovine (cow ) milk allergy, which is rare, you want to avoid any cow milk related products.(cheese or otherwise) feta cheese, made from goat milk is a reasonable product that is readily available. If your child has simple milk intolerance due to its lactose content (1/4 americans) many bovine cheeses have minimal amounts. Verify the difference-allergy vs intolerance, life might be easier. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my child may have milk allergy or lactose intolerance?

How do I tell if my child may have milk allergy or lactose intolerance?

Lab Tests or Symptom: Your child's doctor can run lactose-intolerance tests. However, the easiest way may be to remove lactose-containing foods/beverages from the child's diet and see if their symptoms improve. ...Read more

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What can be done to determine a milk allergy?

History and tests: Milk allergy usually presents as skin and/or GI symptoms within minutes to hours after ingestion of small amounts of milk or other dairy products. Sometimes even skin contact will result in a hive. To confirm a milk allergy, a skin test or blood (specific ige) to milk can be performed. An allergist can assist in interpretation of tests. ...Read more

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What kind of foods can you eat when you have a milk allergy?

Milk allergy: The most common substitutes for milk in those patients who are allergic is usually soy or rice milk. Depending on the degree of sensitivity, some milk allergic patients can tolerate foods that have baked milk- such as dairy cakes or cookies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Milk Allergy (Definition)

Milk allergy is a condition in which the body has an abnormal response to milk and milk-containing products. Common symptoms include vomiting, hives, wheezing, digestive problems, and in very severe cases, the ...Read more