Cow's Milk Protein Allergy

Cow's milk protein allergy is a common allergy that occurs in babies below one year of age. It is an allergy produced by a baby's immune system against proteins present in cow's milk. The symptoms are rash, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, and runny nose in the affected babies. It is treated by removing cow's milk protein from the diet of babies.

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How to make raw and unpasteurized A2 milk safe before giving it to a one-year-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, Our baby girl is about 1 year and one month old. We just started giving cow milk two days back. A packet of A2 unpasteurized milk was bought, boiled and cooled down. We gave about 300 ml per day once. Her motion looks affected a little. It is not solid. At night, she suddenly started c...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unpasteurized milk is not advisable to be given, as pasteurization is required to kill all the bacteria or germs in the milk. I think the baby does have some issues with cow milk and is crying due to colic (abdominal pain). Formula milk (any stage 3) is always better t...  Read Full »

How to know if my infant is allergic to cows' milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-month-old baby has been vaccinated today morning by 10. He was sleepy for most of the afternoon and seems hungrier than usual and by 8:30 pm tonight, he started vomiting and continued for the next few hours. He has a mild fever of 37.7 C. I fed him sweet potatoes this evening at...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please note the following important points:1) None of the vaccines cause vomiting.2) 37.7 C is a normal temperature post-vaccination, so you need not worry about that.3) Regarding the history of vomiting, it is not strong enough to suggest an allergy to cow milk protein....  Read Full »

My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months¬†old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glu...  Read Full »

Why do I have diarrhea, vomiting, tachycardia and throat swelling after I eat?

Query: Hello doctor, I need someone with a lot of experience in allergies. Please tell me what you would do in my situation. Most IgE testing is negative (aside from cow's milk allergy and mold allergy). Yet every single food I have had in the last two years has gone from no reaction (1st day) to a severe...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You should take your food in small quantities, take probiotics, avoid milk, do not bring any longer gap for any particular food. Otherwise, you will again lose tolerance to that particular food.  Read Full »

Does cow's milk allergy cause blood in stools and high eosinophils?

Query: Hi doctor,My 5-month-old baby girl is having blood in her stools for the past 75 days. We have consulted three different gastropediatricians and they told me that she is having a cow milk allergy. My baby is getting breastfeeding exclusively. She does not have any other symptoms. She is very calm, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A high number of eosinophils can occur due to cow's milk protein allergy. You need to start giving soy-based formula to your child. The child needs to take only soy formula. This has to be followed for atleast two weeks and observe the baby for having any changes in...  Read Full »

What do black stools in children indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is in a lot of pain. He had jaundice when he was born and was not feeding due to a disorganized feeding pattern and ended up with a nasogastric tube for eight weeks. He is eight months old, has severe reflux, has an allergy to cow's milk, and I have been waiting to see a gastroent...  Read Full »


Dr. M.l. Kothari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is 8 months old. According to me, stop milk from 8 AM to 8 PM and give a semi-solid diet and from 8 PM to 8 AM give mother milk or formula milk. Cow milk is not given before one year. Blood in stool means cow milk protein allergy (if given in any form) so sto...  Read Full »

How to manage iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 6 years old, felt sick on his birthday this year (one week ago), accusing fatigue. He looks pale and vomiting. We took him for blood tests. His red blood cells were way below normal 3.8; the doctor sent us to an oncology hospital suspecting leukemia. Later, they said it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anemia is common in malabsorption diseases (cow milk intolerance in your case). Iron deficiency takes six months to develop in case of reduced intake or absorption or loss via blood. They are probably doing endoscopy or colonoscopy because of milk intolerance to rule ou...  Read Full »

Can cow's milk be a reason for frequent vomiting in the newborns?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby vomited for ten days after birth. Now he is 11 months old. He does not take any solid food, not even paste-like solid food. And he still vomits sometimes after or during feeding milk. Any solid food also makes him vomit. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, your baby weight is relatively fine for 11 months. So I feel there is not a severe problem. There are three reasons for your complaints. 1. Overfeeding - usually starts of a baby on bottle feed before six months. And this can continue even after six month...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent stomach upset with no problem in endoscopy and colonoscopy?

Query: Hello doctor, My stomach gets upset when I drink milk, orange juice, or even yogurt which is normally good for an upset stomach. I cannot digest banana, corn flakes, and many other foods, and it has been going on for a long time. I have been to many doctors and they had endoscopy and colonoscopy te...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your condition. So you see the diets you are kind of allergic to are containing milk protein. Yes, there are some diets that contain no milk, but the diet that predispose you to have stomch upset will disturb your stomach...  Read Full »

Why do infants get constipated easily?

Query: Hello doctor, My 8 month old son is having eczema issues since he was around 2 months old. I presume because of allergies. We have tried many things to find what causes his issues, but still have not got it to go away long term. My main concern is that he has had issues with digestion for the past f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not unusual for infants to have constipation and milk protein allergies are also not that uncommon. You can try Similac has a product by the name of Similac Alimentum; they are broken down milk proteins. You can also try soy milk. You have to be very careful abou...  Read Full »

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