The current guidelines that let you know that you have a cow milk allergy can lead to over diagnosis. There are nine guidelines that let you know if it’s possible that you are allergic to cows milk. In a recent study of 12,000 infants, it was found that only one percent of those infants truly had a milk allergy, but fourteen percent of those babies parents believed that their infant has a milk allergy. The guidelines as they stand now, are flawed.
- A report found that many parents wrongly think their children have cow’s milk allergies.
- The research team found that not enough cow’s milk protein makes its way into breast milk for it to trigger an allergic reaction.
- Formula manufacturers (who have a conflict of interest) support guidelines warning about allergies being passed through breast feeding.
“Current medical guidelines for diagnosing cow’s milk allergy in babies and young children may be linked to overdiagnosis of the condition.”