Protein intolerance can lead to other serious immune complications if not detected and managed early. Research shows that 10 per cent of babies who suffer from protein intolerance for prolonged periods develop Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). This is a result of periods of tempers, crying and aggression caused by discomfort from undigested protein.
Once identified, a mother should not only stop taking and feeding her baby on milk, but also stop giving all dairy products, including cheese and yoghurt. Milk formulas could also be part of the problem. It is advisable to feed the baby on goat or camel milk, which are highly nutritious and easy on infants’ stomachs.
Once milk and dairy products are stopped, the baby’s body will take two to three weeks to drain itself of the protein components from the bloodstream. This will make the baby healthy as well as stressfree. If you don’t notice any difference in the baby’s physical appearance and feeding habits after the two weeks of stopping all milk products, then it is advisable to see a doctor.