Cow Milk Protein Allergy

Cow milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most common food allergy in infants and young children, between 2% and 5% of all children suffer from this condition. It is an exaggerated reaction of the immune system to one or more proteins contained in cow’s milk. The protein in cow’s milk is usually one of the first complementary foods introduced into the infant’s diet and is usually consumed throughout childhood as part of a balanced diet. It is very unusual that babies fed exclusively with breast milk can suffer reactions to the proteins of cow’s milk.

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