What is CMA?
In short, an allergic reaction to food occurs when the body's immune system responds inappropriately to something in a particular food. The symptoms caused by this are called 'food allergic reactions'.
When infants and children are fed cows' milk or any parts of it, this can trigger allergic reactions. By avoiding the 'proteins' in cows' milk completely, the symptoms caused by this reaction can also be eliminated.
It's not always easy to spot the symptoms of food allergies - even for doctors. That's because the signs of food allergy can be mistaken for other common conditions seen in babies and infants.
Although Cows' Milk Allergy (CMA) and lactose intolerance can cause similar symptoms, they are two completely different conditions and affect the body in totally different ways. It is quite easy to confuse them, but the following information should help to explain the difference.
Getting a diagnosis
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