TJ’s Battle with Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Diagnosis

Since TJ was 4 weeks old he has battled every night without fail with what we were told was ‘colic’ & reflux.

Unfortunately, breastfeeding didn’t work out for us so we moved onto formulas.

He has been on 6 different formulas since and none of them have agreed with him.

Watching your baby in agony, inconsolable night after night and not being able to help was heart-breaking but it sent me on a mission to solve the problem.

Even after being told 100 times there wasn’t one having made many trips back and forth to the doctors, being made to feel silly and at times like crazy neurotic first time parents!

Reading Food Labels for the Milk-Allergic Infant 

I can appreciate that the interpretation of food labels can be a chore but let’s look at it with positive eyes. At least the food industry is now legally entitled to state which allergens are present in foods. These are usually highlighted in bold. Milk is in virtually all cheeses, butters, creams and yogurts. For the Milk-Allergic Infant ( better known as cow’s milk protein allergy in the medical world)

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy – Feeding Tips for the Formula Fed Infant 

Hypoallergenic formulas are used in the management of infants and children with cow’s milk protein allergy and are therefore used for medical purposes only.

These formulas have been produced in such a way that they do not contain cow’s milk. Nutritionally they are formulated to meet an infant’s requirements for satisfactory growth and development and because they are free from cow’s milk, they assist to treat symptoms related to an allergy to cow’s milk and other allergies.