The first steps to diagnosing cows’ milk protein allergy

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The process of diagnosing a child with a cows’ milk allergy (CMA) can be difficult as the symptoms of CMA are non-specific, making the allergy often difficult to detect. Our video goes through the first steps to diagnosing the condition.Filmed 2017.





IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.
Tags
Cows' Milk Allergy
Presenters
Professor Antonella Muraro
Professor Yvan Vandenplas

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