What is Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy?
Cow's milk protein allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to one or more proteins found in cow’s milk and other dairy products. In Australia and New Zealand, around 1 in every 50 babies has an allergy to cow’s milk protein.1
Cow’s milk protein allergy is not the same as lactose intolerance, which is an inability to digest lactose.
Fortunately, most children grow out of cow’s milk protein allergy by the time they are three to five years old, when their digestive and immune systems are more mature.