Cows' milk allergy
The prevalence of this allergy is increasing, as is understanding about its impact on long term health. Nutricia Early Life Nutrition continue to pioneer solutions for the dietary management of cows’ milks allergy in infants and young children.
A topic in 10 questions: weaning the child with cows’ milk allergy
Allergy expert Dr Carina Venter offers advice on weaning infants with cows' milk allergy.
The 1st step
Breast feeding is always best for babies but when you suspect a bottle fed or combination fed child has mild to moderate cows’ milk allergy (CMA), what should the first step be in managing the allergy?
Understanding the difference between lactose intolerance and cow’s milk allergy
Due to several similarities in their symptoms, lactose intolerance is often confused with cows’ milk allergy (CMA). This can lead to incorrect diagnosis and therefore treatment, which ultimately means continued discomfort and distress for the child and their parents.
Cow’s milk allergy: myth v reality
There is often confusion surrounding the diagnosis and management of CMA. This is partly due to the small percentage of infants suffering with the condition, and also because of its broad-ranging symptoms. To help you get a better insight and understanding of this complex condition, Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietitian, Dr Carina Venter has compiled a list of ten common myths and their reality. Learn more as she dispels many popular myths, such as children with eczema don’t have food allergies and all allergic reactions to food always occur quickly after consumption.
Cow’s milk allergy: a case study
To parents Sian and Alex, their baby boy Finley was healthy and developing well on the breast. Nothing could have prepared them for the difficulties they would experience when they tried to wean him. A series of treatments failed to halt Finley’s suffering − which turned the whole family’s life upside down for over four months. In the end, the insights of a GP lead to the right diagnosis and a lasting solution.
Dalton size debate in extensively hydrolysed formulas
It is thought that cow’s milk allergy (CMA) affects 2-4% of children worldwide1.
Baby symptom checker
Up to 50% of all babies in the UK experience feeding-related problems in their first year – these usually appear within the early weeks of a baby’s life and can be exhausting and stressful for new parents.
What are prebiotics and why are they important?
Prebiotics encourage probiotics to flourish; Prebiotic oligosaccharides (OS) are non-digestible carbohydrates which resist stomach acid. They escape digestion and pass into the colon to act as nutrients to the friendly bacteria, or probiotics, that reside there.