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Support for parents and carers of infants with cow's milk allergy

Parents of infants with cow’s milk allergy (CMA) often face a long and emotional journey before their child’s condition is diagnosed and treated

A survey revealed nearly 75% of parents described feeling ‘extremely stressed or worried’ about their child’s condition.1 In the early stages, mothers of infants with CMA have reported feeling ‘isolated’ and ‘alone’.2

We understand that the initial stages can be a very difficult period for parents and carers of infants with CMA. The good news is that once diagnosed, CMA can be relatively simple to manage.3

For information, guidance and support for infants with CMA:

The GP Infants Feeding Network (UK)

Provide several patient tools and information to support implementation of the iMAP guideline.

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Allergy UK Weaning Campaign

Allergy UK has partnered with Abbott to provide useful tools to help with weaning infants onto solid foods.

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Here are some organisations that can help parents and carers become more informed about their infants’ condition

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Discover more information on how immunity is transferred from mother to infant

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A guide to allergies, symptoms and treatment by the NHS

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The leading national charity helps and supports people living with all types of allergies

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A parent-run UK charity supports parents and carers with the management of CMA and multiple…

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A UK charity that provides information and advice for people living with eczema and their families

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Supports those at risk of severe and life-threatening allergies

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Information from the UK’s food safety watchdog, which provides consumer guidance, news and alerts on food…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breastfeeding is best for infants and is recommended for as long as possible during infancy. Alimentum and EleCare are infant formulas for special medical purposes and should only be used under the recommendation or guidance of a healthcare professional.

CMA: cow's milk allergy; iMAP: International Milk Allergy in Primary Care; NHS: National Health Service.

References

UK-SIMILAC-2000016 December 2020