You hear of so many children with milk intolerance symptoms these days; it appears this is a common food allergy that affects one in twenty babies under the age of three. The good news is that if your baby is suffering from this food allergy they will probably grow out of it by the time they turn five and with a little dietary change, you can keep it under control.
Milk intolerance symptoms can occur straight away, which makes it a little easier to identify, but in some cases it can take hours or even days before any symptoms show themselves, this can make it a little more difficult to identify.
Not All Symptoms Are Caused by Cow’s Milk
Any symptoms that are caused from this food allergy don’t necessarily mean that is wrong with your baby, these symptoms can also be caused by viruses and other small problems which are handled quickly and get your baby happy again.
It’s also important to remember that if you already have a child suffering with milk intolerance symptoms; it doesn’t mean your new baby will automatically have the same problem. This allergy can only be confirmed by a health professional through a variety of tests and dietary amendments.
Some of the Symptoms
Some of the symptoms include a skin rash, diarrhoea, eczema, vomiting, colic, wheezing and constant crying. Now it’s believed that colic is caused by a variety of causes, often there is absolutely no explanation for colic, so if your baby is suffering with colic and is crying constantly day and night, this doesn’t automatically mean that it is one of the milk intolerance symptoms.
There is a good side to this though, if your baby does have milk intolerance symptoms they can be determined quickly by your local doctor who will then continue with regular follow up appointments to see how the baby is doing and if the symptoms still appear. You will need to make some dietary amendments, but most children grow out of it when they reach their school going years.
If you do have a baby with milk intolerance symptoms and you are forced to breast feed again, remember you will need to stay away from cow’s milk as well.
For an accurate assessment of milk intolerance symptoms it’s a good idea to get a check-up at the doctor who will be able to make an informed decision based on a series of tests.