Most mothers agonise when their babies diarrhoea continuously, pass excessive gas or suffer the pain of infant colic frequently despite trying to manage the symptoms in the best way they know how. When the symptoms persist, they start wondering if it could be food poisoning or teething problems. It may take a while before the real cause of the symptoms the baby is displaying is determined. That is why it is important to be armed with the right information. Other than allergy, food poisoning and infant colic, Protein Intolerance can also cause a baby to display the mentioned symptoms. Protein Intolerance is a condition in which a baby’s immune system tries to fight off the protein found in milk.
It occurs when the infant is born with an immature immune system that is unable to distinguish what should and should not be in the blood system. This type of intolerance gets worse as the amount of milk the baby takes increases.
There are different types of protein intolerance, the most common being milk Protein Intolerance. The other types, which are less common, include Soya protein intolerance and egg protein intolerance. Most people confuse milk Protein Intolerance with Milk Allergy. A milk allergy is a permanent situation that means that your baby cannot take any milk products, while protein intolerance can reverse, as the baby grows older.
Since small babies cannot verbalise their problems, including anything that may seem amiss with their body system after feeding, deducing this condition can take a while. Some evident symptoms of
Milk Protein Intolerance to watch out for include: