Fortunately, around 80% of children with cows’ milk allergy will outgrow it by 3-5 years of age1. Regular follow up by your medical specialist is important to re-test tolerance of cows’ milk protein2.
The likelihood of your child being able to consume cows’ milk protein in the future depends on the history and severity of the initial allergic reaction1. Some children may require additional allergy testing and food ‘challenges’. These tests are normally done in a hospital setting under medical supervision.
Around 80% of children with cows’ milk allergy will outgrow it by 3-5 years of age
- March 2016. Cow’s milk (dairy) allergy, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, [http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/food-allergy/cows-milk-dairy-allergy] Viewed 6 May 2016
- Motala & Fiocchi, 2012, Cow’s milk allergy in children, World Allergy Organisation, [http://www.worldallergy.org/professional/allergic_diseases_center/cows_milk_allergy_in_children/] Viewed 15 May 2016