Are milk allergies over-diagnosed in infants?


In an analysis of data on 1,303 healthy infants who were exclusively breastfed until at least 3 months of age, 38% and 74% of infants had multiple mild-to-moderate milk allergy symptoms—as defined by current allergy guidelines—at 3 months and 12 months old, respectively.

The findings, which are published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy, suggest that following current guidelines may lead to over-diagnoses in infants by labeling normal infant symptoms as possible milk allergies.

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