By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only

J = Juvenile Illnesses

"Cow's milk allergy is a disease of infancy and usually appears in the first few months of life. The evaluation of infants for possible cow's milk allergy is one of the more common problems encountered by pediatricians."

Eur Sci Med Farmacol 1990 Aug, 12(4-5)

"About 20% of babies suffer from colic, or abdominal cramping and gas. Milk proteins may be one of the leading causes of this digestive disorder."

Pediatrics, 1991; 87 (4):4

"Chronic diarrhea is the most common gastrointestinal symptom of intolerance of cow's milk among children...cow's milk can also cause severe perianal lesions with pain on defecation and consequent constipation in young children. In young children, chronic constipation can be a manifestation of intolerance of cow's milk."

N Engl J Med, 1998 Oct, 339:16, 1100-4

"At least 50% of all children in the United States are allergic to milk, many undiagnosed. Dairy products are the leading cause of food allergy, often revealed by constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue. Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved and even eliminated by cutting out dairy."

Frank Oski, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical School Natural Health, July, 1994

"Cow's milk allergy (CMA) is a common disease of infancy and childhood. An appropriate cow's milk substitute is necessary for feeding babies with CMA."

J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999 Jun, 103:6

"Laboratory and clinical investigations over the past two decades have demonstrated that food allergy plays a pathogenic role in a subset of patients, primarily infants and children, with atopic dermatitis. Removal of the causal food protein(s) leads to clinical improvement but requires a great deal of education because most of the common causal foods are ubiquitous in the food supply."

J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1999 Sep, 104:3

"Allergic asthma and rhinitis, atopic dermatitis (AD) urticaria and gastrointestinal allergy, are common diseases of infants and children. Cow's milk appears to be the most common offending food both in gastrointestinal and in cutaneous manifestations of atopic disease. It was recently estimated that 14% of children suffer from AD and about 25% from adverse reactions to cow's milk.".

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci, 1998 May

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z

Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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