Lactose intolerance (LI) symptoms may be similar to delayed cows’ milk allergy (CMA) in some infants. To assist healthcare professionals in differentiating between the two, we have developed materials based on our knowledge and expertise in this area.
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.
Understanding lactose intolerance
There are three main types of lactose intolerance: