Consumption Of Soy Milk For Babies Who Are Allergic To Cow’s Milk?
how old is a baby who is positive for cow’s milk allergy can move to soy milk? The problem was with the pediatrician who was told to use neocate first. And what soy milk products are good for babies with cow’s milk?
Hello Raffsya Raffysa,
Some babies <1 year can experience an allergy to protein in cow's milk, especially babies who have been given formula milk from the start. Unfortunately some babies who are allergic to cow's milk protein are also allergic to the protein present in soy milk (soy), therefore doctors prefer to replace it with cow's milk that has been modified so that it is hypoallergenic. Examples of such milk are extensive hydrolysis formulas or amino acid formulas. Both types of formula milk are indeed much more expensive and in some cities difficult to obtain. If it is not possible to get the replacement milk, then it is advisable to use soy milk.
Symptoms that arise in infants with cow's milk allergy are as follows:
Stomach ache, colic
Chronic cold cough
Red cheeks, rashes on the skin
Hard to breathe
Allergies are more often formed when formula milk is given at <6 months of age, at the age of> 1 year, generally fewer children are allergic to cow's milk. About 45-55% of children with cow's milk allergy generally experience remission (symptoms disappear altogether) in the first year of life, then 90% of children will experience remission at the age of 3 years. For soy milk instead of cow's milk, it should be given when the baby is> 6 months old. Give the milk a little volume then gradually increase and observe for signs of allergy. Milk other than cow's milk has less calcium and vitamin D, so children need to get calcium and vitamin D intake from other foods (if aged> 6 months) or by supplementation.
Consultation with a pediatrician needs to be done if the child experiences growth disorders due to cow's milk allergy. It is necessary to calculate calorie intake to determine the type and amount of milk that must be consumed per day to catch up with the growth of children. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.