The truth about milk allergy

You’re reading this because you want to know the truth about milk allergy. Well, you are in luck, at Roots Family Nutrition we have all the answers to your questions. If you’re wondering whether your infant has a milk allergy or if you’ve just had a kid diagnosed with milk allergy let us take it from here.

Its one of the most common allergies in children, about 2.5% of children under the age of 3 years old are allergic to milk. 

Is this it for the long haul? Around 95% percent of children outgrow their milk allergy by age 5 and a large number of those do so before 1 year old. 

What would I be seeing in my baby if they had a milk allergy?

Breastfeeding a baby with a milk allergy

 You can still breastfeed if your baby has a milk allergy. Although milk proteins (which trigger the allergy) can be present in your breastmilk. Taking a vitamin D supplement and checking you have an adequate calcium intake is also recommended.

You should keep on breastfeeding and eliminate the dairy from your diet, you might start to notice a change soon i.e. 12-24hrs of cutting out dairy foods or later i.e. after 2weeks. 

Do I have to cut out all dairy?

It does mean cutting out all sources of dairy in your diet. Including dairy as an ingredient in other foods. Things like biscuits, wine and bread can all have trace amounts of milk. 

What exactly is dairy? 

To really know the truth about milk allergy, first we must know what milk/dairy is! For some reason a myth has sprung up about eggs being dairy. Lets get this myth solved once and for all. Eggs are not dairy.  See Below for a list of dairy foods

Thinking of going Dairy free for you or your baby?

Cutting out a whole food group from your diet is a big deal! 

It means changing the way you eat and shop. If you’re going to go to all the trouble of cutting out dairy from your diet you’re going to want to know that you’re doing it right. Here at Roots family nutrition I recommend keeping a diary with all the foods you eat and any changes you experience. Set a specific amount of time that you are going to cut out dairy for – the best amount depends on you and your baby. 

Spending a lot of time looking at labels can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking for. 

Get some help from someone who knows exactly what you need to know about milk allergy. Don’t waste any more time looking through the internet hoping it will give you the right answer. At Roots family nutrition I can make a plan for you that will get you back on track in no time. Email me now; angus@rootsfamilynutrition.com.

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Angus Milton

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