Milk can be a good source of calcium for children and their growing bones, but dairy products are also a common cause of food allergies. “Among children younger than 3 years old, 2-3 percent are allergic to milk,” said Lisa A. Jones RN, BSN, AE-C, Asthma and EZ Breathing Program Coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital. […]
Now that Sam is 6 months old, Bekah finally has something new to say when people ask her about her brother. Thank goodness. Her old standby had been a description of how he ate, with a brief period where she told everyone about his “boy parts,” which once even led to a discussion of how many different words for her own parts she had.
Food allergies are on the rise, affecting as many as 6 percent of children in the U.S. under 3 years old, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). Of these, allergies to milk and soy are the most common.