There are some arguments out there that say it is unnatural to give your baby cow’s milk, and this is something that will be discussed and argued about for years to come. At the end of the day and in most cases it comes down to personal preference, although there are times that a parent does not have that choice because their child becomes too sick or suffers from an allergy that prevents them from having cow’s milk.
How to diagnose cow’s milk allergy in babies – First of all, you should always make certain you seek professional medical advice if you fear your child is allergic to cows’ milk. Having said that, a parent knows that something is wrong with their baby – especially if linked to their feeding.
Some of the signs to look out for are the baby bringing up milk in the first 12 months, which is a sign of reflux. You may also find that the baby refuses to feed, they cough and also cry a lot. In many cases a rash could also appear, and also the colour of your baby’s poo will also be a different colour than usual.
For more information on this, Boots has a dedicated page for you to have a read over. However, we would welcome your comments below so that you can share your fears with other parents going through the same issues with their children.