Your baby is growing fast, and you may be wondering what food best serves the infant’s nutritional requirements. While almost all experts believe human breast milk to be the best food for infants, there is disagreement among them regarding the use of cow’s milk or goat’s milk. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not feeding cow’s milk to children under the age of one.
Here are some of the reasons why cow’s milk should not be given to very young children:
Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants. The symptoms of allergy are:
After a doctor has confirmed an allergy to cow’s milk, the following treatment options can be considered:
Your doctor may customize the treatment plan based on your child’s needs. Usually, most children outgrow their allergy as they grow up.