Nutrition

Milk: cow protein allergy

Allergy to cow proteins occurs in the first year of life, in children who have atopy, that is to say, who have a genetic risk of allergy.

This can result in skin manifestations such as eczema or digestive problems. Food allergies affect 8% of girls or boys under 15 years old.

Cases of allergy to cow's milk proteins are very real but limited, and most often cure before the age of 2 years.

In allergic-confirmed patients, all dairy products must be removed and replaced with specific products prescribed by the doctor, and especially not by soya juice, until the cure. The doctor will then gradually reintroduce milk into the child's diet and check that it is well tolerated.

  • To read our complete file: Allergy to cow's milk in babies

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance, or more simply, the impression of poorly digested milk, is an explicable medical fact. Bloating and bowel problems can ensue. It does not matter but it is neither comfortable nor pleasant.

The milk contains a sugar, lactose, whose digestion by the body requires an enzyme, lactase. Infants have it, but its activity decreases with age, causing some people to have difficulty digesting lactose.

It is then necessary to consume milk in small quantities, or included in culinary preparations, and especially to eat cheese: there is no lactose in the cheese or the yogurt because the bacteria are responsible for digesting it!

  • To read our complete file: Lactose Intolerance

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