Most infant formulas contain cow's milk protein. If your baby has symptoms
of a cow's milk protein intolerance, talk to your doctor. He or she may
recommend trying a soy-based or hypoallergenic formula.
Q: Atlanta is beautiful in the spring, but my allergies are so bad!
Will moving to the desert make them go away?
A: Ragweed and grass pollens are triggers that are difficult to avoid
almost everywhere in the continental United States during the spring and
Although much of Arizona and New Mexico is arid, most people in the cities,
suburbs, and small towns grow grass for lawns. Plus, the land has been
disturbed by construction and landscaping, so weeds are widespread. Las Vegas,
Some babies who have cow's milk protein intolerance are also
sensitive to soy. But soy formulas are often tried before hypoallergenic
formulas, because they cost less. If
your baby continues to have symptoms after switching to a soy-based formula, he
or she may need the more expensive hypoallergenic formula.
It is important to talk with your doctor continuously throughout this
process of trying formulas and monitoring your baby for symptoms.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
August 1, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 01, 2011
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