Beware of Cow Milk Allergy in Children

Allergy to cow’s milk is increasingly experienced by children under the age of 3 years, 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 vote as a foreign object in the body of the baby. As a result, the protein was not digested properly, and even cause symptoms such as allergic reactions. Allergies occur when the immune system will recognize that the baby is the protein in cow’s milk as a hazardous substance. Approximately 2-3 percent of infants aged 0-3 years have allergies to cow’s milk, this is because the baby has an immune system that is still immature and vulnerable.

Many studies have shown that the main factor is allergic infants because they do not get Kolustrum Mother’s Milk (ASI), so to avoid this allergen that is exclusive breastfeeding until age 6 months.

We as parents have to pay attention to the health histories of our bodies. If the mother has a history of allergies, then the baby has a 50% chance of allergies, if only the father who brought genetics allergies, chances are 20% the same allergy. But if both of them. So the baby is 70% likely to bring these genetics.

Effects induced allergies:

Fast reaction. Symptoms will appear after 45 minutes of drinking cow’s milk. The form of, red spots on baby’s skin, itching, respiratory system disorders such as wheezing sound ngik, sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, and red eyes.

Reactions were. 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 include diarrhea, constipation (difficult BAB) and dermatitis (eczema skin), will look after more than 20 hours.

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

Follow-up

Give milk. 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 it appears suspicious symptoms, immediately stop the first cow’s milk.

Consult your baby’s doctor issues 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 is lower in babies born. Some experts believe munologi allergies, the risk of developing allergies in babies by 30 percent if one parent suffers from allergies. The risk will increase two-fold if both parents are allergy sufferers.