Selection Of Formula Milk For Children Who Have A History Of Allergies?
Afternoon, I want to ask my child at the age of 5 months … And I have a plan I want to add extra milk … When he was born he was given a bottle of milk, but the red spots came out so we changed morinaga bmt with php but he didn’t want it. try again for breastfeeding with a history of her father having allergies and continue pediatricians still advise those who have gentle care, but if a child with a history of allergic parents continue to take regular breastfeeding instead of gentle care / php what should I do?
Good afternoon Tiara Agustina. Thank you for your trust in HealthReplies.com.
Allergy is a condition that is quite disturbing for sufferers. Allergy itself is a reaction of the immune system that is too sensitive, where our immune system considers substances that are actually not harmful to our body as a threat, so there are reactions in the body that appear as symptoms of allergies. Children with a family history / parents who have allergies do have an increased risk of suffering from allergies too. Allergies can be exactly the same as those suffered by parents or can also be different.
In infants, the most common allergic reaction is cow's milk allergy. The effects of these allergies to the baby can vary, some with reddish rashes on the skin, babies having diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting, and so forth. The following article is about signs of a child having cow milk allergy.
This condition if left unchecked can cause disruption to the growth of the baby. Therefore, if the baby is given formula milk, it should be noted how the baby's reaction to the milk. It is not impossible that infants who receive exclusive breastfeeding will not experience allergic reactions. Because, the substance that causes an allergic reaction is not the whole cow's milk, but the protein contained in it (protein can be channeled through breast milk, for example because mothers who consume products from cow's milk, then enter the child through breast milk).
It would be nice if the baby who has a history of cow's milk allergy like your child, only given exclusive breastfeeding until the age of 6 months, and afterwards supplementary feeding can be given together with breast milk until the age of 2 years old children. However, if formula milk must be given, the more recommended product is formula milk that is hypoallergenic (lower risk of causing allergies). An example of hypoallergenic milk is milk whose protein has been hydrolyzed, either partially or completely (protein in milk is simpler). Because the protein in the milk has been 'broken', the advantage of milk is that the risk of causing allergies is lower. One drawback is that the price of the product will certainly be more expensive when compared to ordinary milk.
My advice, first consult your plan to replace breast milk into formula milk with your pediatrician. Your doctor will also assess whether the reaction that your child experienced first (when first given formula milk) is an allergic reaction or because of other conditions, for example lactose intolerance (where the body cannot digest lactose compounds). If indeed your child has a milk allergy, surely the doctor will still recommend the use of hypoallergenic milk. But, if you still want to try using plain milk, pay special attention to your child and observe the changes that occur after giving formula milk. If your child has symptoms of allergies (diarrhea / constipation, fussy children, reddish spots / skin rashes, vomiting, bloating, weight gain, etc.), I suggest you stop giving the usual formula milk and switch to hypoallergenic milk.
That's all, hopefully it's useful, and hopefully your child is always healthy.
dr. Sheryl Serelia.