Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy: New Approach

April 5, 2010

There is relatively new information on children with cow’s milk protein allergy that is worth mentioning.  Up to 80% of infants and young children with documented allergy to cow’s milk protein can tolerate cow’s milk when it is fully cooked in baked goods.  It is important to note that those who can not  tolerate cow’s milk in a fully cooked form, can have very severe allergic reactions when consuming baked foods that contain cow’s milk.   Parents of a child with cow’s milk protein allergy can consult their allergist to see if a supervised challenge of a baked good containing cow’s milk protein, such as a muffin or cake, is appropriate for their child.  This is NOT something any parent should try on their own outside of the doctor’s office and even a supervised challenge in the doctor’s office is not appropriate for all children with cow’s milk protein allergy.   Again, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

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