Milk protein is found in milk from both cows, sheep, goats and buffalos - and in all foods where milk is in-cluded. Therefore, one who is allergic to milk protein cannot eat or drink lactose-free milk products - as the milk protein remains.
Allergy to milk protein is often detected at early age when the child switches from breast milk to cow's milk. Symptoms of milk protein allergy may be eczema or breathlessness. The child may also grow slowly and not follow the weight curve. Often, you gradually grow away from the allergy, but some may be aller-gic throughout their lives.
If you suspect your child is allergic to milk protein, it is important to consult your medical doctor and get a diagnosis. A dietician can be of assistance on how to change the diet so that the child continues to get the essential calcium needed for the development of teeth and skeletons.