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Is cow's milk protein allergy the same as milk sensitivity or lactose intolerance? Are there any tests for identifying CMPA? How can I manage CMPA? Explore Cow's Milk Protein Allergy related articles for more tips and guidance.
Could it be cow's milk protein allergy?
What is a cow's milk protein allergy or CMPA?
Cow's milk protein allergy is a dairy allergy that occurs when the immune system mistakenly identifies a usually harmless protein within cow's milk as harmful and triggers an allergic response. The associated issues can either appear immediately (within minutes) or be delayed for up to a few days after consuming dairy or foods containing cow's milk protein. You may also see cow's milk protein allergy referred to as the acronyms "CMA" and "CMPA." The "P" in CMPA stands for protein because it's the protein in cow's milk that is linked to the allergy. CMPA is the most common type of infant food allergy in the United States, affecting about 2-3% of infants.1
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Some babies may develop an allergy to cow's milk protein. Explore our Cow's Milk Protein Allergy Center to learn about cow's milk protein allergy and how to manage it.
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