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How much milk is needed for a allergy to show up?
« on: August 16, 2010, 19:00:28 pm »
I was hoping that someone can clarify something a friend and I have been wondering about.  ???
How much cow milk protein a baby will need to take in before an allergy will show up? If a small amount of milk is introduced over time and nothing happens - will the same be true if the amount is increased?
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Re: How much milk is needed for a allergy to show up?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 01:50:26 am »
Hi there!

Honestly, i don't think there is a set amount, and it will vary by the age of the baby, the severity of the allergy or intolerance, how it's administered (i.e., through formula, through actual cow's milk, through breast milk.).

If it is a full out allergy, it would probably only be a couple of times before severe symptoms presented themselves (hives, swelling eyes, wheezing/respiratory issues, etc.), for an intolerance it can take time to build up and then slowly symptoms will reveal themselves - such as fussiness, night wakings, rashes, cold symptoms, loose/mucousy stools, and even stools with blood in them. 

You can check out kidswithfoodallergies.com - they are a great community have some serious btdt experts!  There used to be a fee for all the boards, but I think they recently dropped it.

I hope this helps somewhat!  :D