Cows' Milk Allergy (CMA) – An introduction
The first months of your baby's life bring much joy. But equally there may be times when you have cause for concern. Even if you have had a baby before, no two infants are the same and it is often difficult to know what is part of an individual baby's development and when there is something amiss.
Because your baby can't tell you when there is a problem, it's right that you trust your instincts. The symptoms of Cows' Milk Allergy can be confused with other conditions but the allergy is more common than you think. In fact, 1 in 20 children under 3 years are allergic to cows' milk. This can make frequently used formula milks unsuitable – and in some cases even breast milk can be an irritant.
This website will give you some pointers but CMA can only be confirmed by healthcare professionals. So if you suspect your child's symptoms may be linked to cows' milk, it's important that you make an appointment to ask your doctor's advice.
And if you have had CMA diagnosed by your doctor, this website will give you practical information which will help in the management of your baby's allergy.
Getting a diagnosis
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