How to detect Cow milk Allergies in Babies

Cow milk Allergies

Detecting Cow milk Allergies in Babies in early birth  is important to prevent health problems in babies.  One of common case in babies are Not all of them can be given formula derived from cow's milk. 

If your baby has an allergy, the vary reaction can happen. A reaction from mild to severe can appear within minutes or hours after he consumed cow's milk or foods which are contaminated by it, including the breast milk of mothers who drink cow's milk. This condition is called an allergy to cow's milk.
How to detect Cow milk Allergies in Babies

Cow's milk allergy is one of the most food allergies afflict infants. Allergy is commonly confused with lactose intolerance, but both are very different conditions. Cow's milk allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a protein babies found in milk, while lactose intolerance occurs when a baby is difficult to digest lactose (the natural sugar in milk).

Here are the signs your baby has an allergy to cow's milk:

  •  Sneezing.
  •  Vomiting.
  •  diarrhea (possibly bloody stools).
  •  runny nose.
  •  watery eyes.
  •  Advance swell.
  •  The skin around the mouth rash or she is seen frequently scratching the area because of the itching.
  •  His weight is difficult ride.
  •  Frequent crying
  •  Constipation.
  •  Poor feeding.
  •  Eczema.

Signs mentioned above can appear immediately or some are taking longer.
It is rare, infants who have allergies is likely to experience anaphylactic shock, a serious reaction that can endanger the baby’s life. Signs and symptoms that appear in these conditions are such as skin reddening, shortness of breath, or scratching his body because of the itching. 

If the baby experiencing this condition, immediately brought to the hospital, because this is a medical emergency and must immediately get treatment from a doctor.

How to overcome Cow milk Allergies in Babies   

If you are breastfeeding your baby, you are advised not to eat kind of foods derived from cow's milk during breastfeeding, whatever you consume will affect the content of  your milk.

Well, if you want to give formula, select labeled hypoallergenic milk. This hypoallergenic milk can break down the protein in milk. 

Alternatively, you can also use soy-based infant formula. But unfortunately, there are a few babies with cow's milk allergy are also allergic to soy.

You need to know is if the baby has an allergy to cow's milk, he also became more likely to develop allergies to certain foods such as beef, eggs, soy, peanuts, or milk from other animals. Or perhaps he is also allergic to pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or other substances.

Allergy in infants is certainly very worrying, especially for parent. The easiest and best way to prevent the little one from experiencing allergic to cow's milk is breast milk for the first six months. The reason is beside it is very good for his health, breastfed babies also had fewer allergies and infections than formula-fed babies.

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