Beware of Cow Milk Allergy in Children

Allergy to cow's milk is the more experienced by children under 3 years of age, especially under the age of 12 months. This is because there are immunological reactions in the body of the baby. Immunoglobulin (IgE) response to cow's milk protein and judge them as foreign objects in the baby's body. As a result, the protein was not digested properly, and even cause symptoms of allergic reactions. Allergies will occur when the baby's immune system recognize that the protein contained in cow's milk as a hazardous substance. Approximately 2-3 percent of infants aged 0-3 years experience allergic to cow's milk, this is because babies have immune systems are still immature and vulnerable.

Many studies have shown that infant allergies are the main factor because they do not get Mother's Milk Colostrum (ASI), so to avoid this allergen that is exclusive breastfeeding until age 6 months.

We as parents have to pay attention to history-a history of health in our bodies. If the mother has a history of allergy, then the baby has a 50% chance of allergies, if only the father who brought genetics allergies, chances are 20% exposed to the same allergy. But if both of them. So the baby is probably 70% carry the genetic factors.

Allergic effects caused:
Rapid reaction. Symptoms will appear after 45 minutes drinking cow's milk. Namely in the form, red spots on baby's skin, itching, respiratory system disorders such as breath sounds ngik, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes and red eyes.

Reaction medium. Will appear after 45 minutes - 20 hours after the baby is drinking cow's milk, which is characterized by vomiting and diarrhea.

Slow reaction. Generally, symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and dermatitis (eczema skin), will be visible after more than 20 hours.

In general, the interference effects of cow's milk allergy there is a wide-maca, the digestive tract, such as diarrhea, colic, difficult bowel movement, until gastrointestinal bleeding, the bias also causes a red rash and swelling of the skin-even affect the well to the channel respiratory, such as runny nose, persistent cough, wheezing and asthma.


Breastfeed. However, if milk production is not much, you need to pay attention to cow's milk in infants. Replace milk with partially hydrolyzed infant formula (partially hidrolized), and fully hydrolyzed (extensively hydrolyzed). Consider his reaction after being fed milk. If you experience any suspicious symptoms, immediately stop the first cow's milk.

Consult your baby's problem with your doctor to get better handling and precise.

Avoid giving food allergens such as eggs, fish, nuts and certain fruits. Usually babies are allergic to cow's milk are also allergic to other foods.

Parents who have a history of allergies tend to be at high risk of allergic disease was lower in babies born. Some experts believe munologi allergies, the risk of developing allergies in infants around 30 percent if one parent suffers from allergies. Risk will be doubled if both parents are allergy sufferers.