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Approximately 2-3 percent of infants 0-3 year-old cow’s milk allergy, because babies have immature immune systems and still vulnerable. Allergies will occur when the immune system of infants realize that the protein contained in cow’s milk as a dangerous substance. Consequently, the infant immune system will fight the existing proteins in cow’s milk so appear symptoms of allergic reactions.


Just as the symptoms of allergies to other foods, cow’s milk allergy will also attack the skin, digestive tract and respiratory tract.

There are 3 clinical patterns of this allergic response in infants, namely:

1. Rapid reaction. Symptoms will appear after 45 minutes of drinking cow’s milk. Namely the form, the rash on your baby’s skin, itchiness, respiratory tract system disorders such as breath sounds ‘ngik’, sneezing, itchy eyes and nose and red eyes.

2. Reaction medium. Will appear after 45 minutes – 20 hours after the baby is drinking cow’s milk, which is marked by vomiting and diarrhea.

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

Do not ignore symptoms that might be caused, because if not immediately acted upon will affect all organs and even the behavior of children.

All you need to pay attention and do is:

– Give the mother’s milk. However, if milk production is not much, you need to take care of cow’s milk in infants. Replace milk with some formula Hydrolysed (partially hidrolized), and full Hydrolysed (extensively hydrolized). Consider child reaction after being fed milk. If any suspicious symptoms, immediately stop feeding cows first.

– Consult your baby’s problems on the doctor to get a better handling and precise.

– Avoid giving food allergens such as eggs, fish, nuts and certain fruits. Usually babies who are allergic to cow’s milk also has other food allergies.

– Parents who have a history of allergies tend to be high risk for allergic disease is lower in infants who are born. Numerous allergists munologi belief, the risk of developing allergies in infants around 30 percent if one parent suffering from allergies. Risk will increase two-fold if both parents are allergy sufferers.

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