Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most common food allergy affecting infants and young children. CMPA can be classified as either immunoglobulin E (IgE), non-IgE mediated allergy or a mix of IgE and non-IgE mediated. The main distinction between these two types of allergy is in the pathophysiology and onset of symptoms.
Recent research shows that the average time for an infant to be diagnosed with a suspected intolerance to cow’s milk is 2.2 months. This time delay has not improved since 2010!
This is rather disappointing since, in the last 10 years, there have been many more guidelines produced on the diagnosis and management of CMPA.
TJ’s mommy tells the story of her little boy and the drama involved in getting a diagnosis of CMPA.
A Mom’s Intuition
If We Only Had Been Listened Too…
TJ’s Mom – Words of Encouragement to other Parents
Thank you to TJ’s mommy for willingly wanting to share her story. I am too familiar with the issues parents have to go through before diagnosis fo CMPA and it is heartbreaking.
I want to use this opportunity to tell parents that it’s important to keep yourself empowered and informed and read around the topic through reliable resources such as Allergy UK and iMAP guidelines. I run an online support group for parents whose child suffers from CMPA (other other food allergies). It’s free to join and the link can be found here.
As a specialist dietitian, I am trained to diagnose and treat cow’s milk protein allergy.
I will liaise with your GP and/or pediatrician and therefore ensure a quicker route to diagnosis and treatment.
If you require immediate help and support please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 078257 50040 (country code +44).
Please note that this information neither is medical advice, nor is it meant to replace the advice of your doctor or your own personal dietitian and I assume no liability for the use or misuse of this information.