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How can I deal with a milk allergy?

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Find other ways to get vitamins and minerals. Dairy products are an important source of calcium, protein, and vitamins D and B12. If you or your child has a milk allergy, foods such as broccoli, spinach, and soy products can help fill the void. A registered dietitian can help you develop a well-balanced eating plan.

Try dairy substitutes, like soy, rice, and almond milk.

Be careful with kosher products. Some may contain milk protein.

Ask your pediatrician about safe formula.

Avoid milk outside the kitchen. Check labels on cosmetics, creams, and ointments. Some medicines also contain whey, which is made from milk.

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Milk Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Milk."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Milk Allergy."

GirlsHealth.gov: "Milk Allergy."

Go Ask Alice, Columbia University: "Milk allergy or lactose intolerance?"

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Milk Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Milk."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Milk Allergy."

GirlsHealth.gov: "Milk Allergy."

Go Ask Alice, Columbia University: "Milk allergy or lactose intolerance?"

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 07, 2019

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