CMPA - Milk Allergy in Babies - Advice from a UK Paediatrician

Today, I'm excited to share essential information about CMPA, or Cow's Milk Protein Allergy. As promised, I'm also sharing a short video where I delve deeper into the subject, answering common questions and providing helpful tips for managing CMPA in babies.

Understanding CMPA: CMPA occurs when a baby's immune system reacts to proteins found in cow's milk, leading to various uncomfortable symptoms. Babies with CMPA may experience tummy troubles, skin issues like eczema, excessive crying, vomiting, and slow weight gain. As a parent, recognizing these signs early is crucial for timely management.

Dr. Yiannis's Video on CMPA: I invite you to watch my video on CMPA, where I cover important topics like identifying symptoms, diagnosis, and effective management strategies. Click the link below to access the video on our Childhealthy YouTube channel: Watch Dr. Yiannis's Video on CMPA

a baby drinking a bottle of milk

Tips for managing CMPA in babies:

  1. Seek Expert Guidance: If you suspect CMPA or notice concerning symptoms, consult a paediatrician promptly. Early diagnosis and expert advice are vital for proper management.
  2. Read Labels Carefully: When selecting baby food or formula, check labels for cow's milk proteins. Opt for clearly labelled dairy-free or hypoallergenic alternatives.
  3. Inform Caregivers: Ensure other caregivers are aware of the CMPA diagnosis and dietary restrictions. Clear communication ensures consistency in your baby's diet.
  4. Stay Patient and Positive: Managing CMPA can be challenging, but with support and guidance, your baby can thrive. Stay patient and positive throughout the journey.
  5. Keep Track of Progress: Record your baby's symptoms and any changes after dietary adjustments. This information can be helpful during doctor's visits and in monitoring progress.

I hope this information and the video provide valuable insights into CMPA and its management. Remember, is here to empower you with knowledge and support on your parenting journey.

Take care and wishing you and your little one good health!

Dr. Yiannis and the Childhealthy team.




Disclaimer: Information contained in this article is intended as general advice and does not replace a medical assessment. If you are concerned about your child, please contact your doctor for advice.

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