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High protein milk derived from formula milk can cause allergies in some babies. This is because formula milk generally contains cow's milk which is high in protein, causing various allergy symptoms in babies
Until now, experts don't know why some babies are allergic to milk protein, while others don't. However, many believe that this is related to genetic factors.
Understanding the Causes of Milk Allergies in Babies
Babies are allergic to high-protein milk when their immune system perceives the protein in milk as harmful to the body, so they must fight it.
When this allergic reaction occurs, the baby will easily be fussy, restless, and angry. They may also experience abdominal pain or other symptoms, such as an itchy red rash on the face, itching around the mouth and lips, vomiting, coughing, shortness of breath, and vomiting.
Allergy to high protein milk is different from lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance refers to the digestive condition of babies who are unable to digest lactose.
High Protein Milk Allergy Treatment
Most high-protein milk allergies will subside on their own by the time the child is 3-5 years old. If your baby has an allergic reaction to high protein milk, stop giving the milk and do the following:
Breastfeeding a baby
Breast milk (ASI) is the best source of nutrition for babies. Breastfeeding is one of the most recommended ways to prevent a baby from being allergic to milk. The World He alth Organization (WHO) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. Then the baby can be given complementary foods (MPASI) that are nutritious according to their growth and development needs.
For some babies, soy milk is an acceptable alternative if they have a cow's milk allergy. Ensure that soy milk is fortified with vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium to meet the nutritional needs of babies.
It is milk produced from the breakdown of milk proteins, such as casein and hypoallergenic formula will help babies who are allergic to cow's milk and soy avoid various symptoms such as itching, runny nose and intestinal problems.
Before giving a high-protein milk substitute, either soy formula or hypoallergenic formula, you should first consult with your pediatrician. The goal is to get the right information about the types and ways to use high-protein milk that is safe for your baby's he alth.