How to avoid misdiagnosis and mismanagement of cow’s milk protein allergy

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In this episode:

  • The symptoms and signs of CMPA in an infant and how to make the diagnosis through exclusion and rechallenge
  • The pros and cons of various formulas in an infant with confirmed CMPA
  • Prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics – what are they and do they make any difference in an infant with cow’s milk allergy?


Host: Dr Terri Foran, Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

Total time: 44 mins

Guests: Dr Rupert Hinds, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Dr Vicki McWilliam, Senior Allergy Dietitian


To download your FREE CMPA Resource kit for use with your patients click here


This kit includes information on:

  • What to expect when starting a hypoallergenic formula
  • Elimination diet for breastfeeding infants: Q&A with a Dietician
  • Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Brochure from Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia


For additional information and support on Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy, visit our Healthcare Professional Hub


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Last Updated: 10 May, 2022

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