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Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA)

Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA)

Science does not know exactly why some children develop allergies against food, cow’s milk being the most common one in infants and children. Symptoms can be avoided by eliminating cow's milk protein from your child's diet.

There are many options for substitutes available, ranging from formulas containing proteins which have been made smaller, to formulas that contain no cow's milk protein at all, so-called amino acid-based formulas. Luckily, most children outgrow food allergies later in life.



What is CMA?

What is CMA?

When infants and children are fed cow’s milk proteins this can trigger allergic reactions. By avoiding cow’s milk proteins completely, the symptoms caused by this reaction can also be eliminated.


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CMA or lactose intolerance?

CMA or lactose intolerance?

Although they share some of the symptoms, CMA and lactose intolerance 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 you not to do so:


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How can CMA be diagnosed?

How can CMA be diagnosed?

How can you find out whether your child is allergic to cow’s milk? And what will your child’s doctor do to reach a proper diagnosis?


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How to manage CMA symptoms dietetically

How to manage CMA symptoms dietetically

CMA symptoms can be managed dietetically by eliminating cow's milk protein from your child's diet. There are many options for elimination possible, ranging from avoiding eating cow’s milk while you are breastfeeding to using a substitute.These substitutes contain no cow's milk protein at all, so-called amino acid-based formulas.


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