Milk allergy

Milk allergy usually appears in children the first time they drink cow's milk based formula. This creates a problem as it is the most widely used formula. It is usual that someone who is allergic to cow's milk will often be able to tolerate a soy-based formula but there are other formulas available. Goat's milk is almost the same as cow's milk meaning almost everyone who is allergic to cow's milk is also allergic to goat's milk. Please do not use this if your child has a cow's milk allergy unless advised by your doctor.

Our doctors can assess your child’s milk allergy and advise on how you can avoid further reactions, and what foods will be safe to eat.

Some children can have very severe reactions to milk, but most will outgrow it. Again, this can be detected with the use of regular skin tests and sometimes blood tests.