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Cow's milk allergy in infants


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1 hour
Allergies and immunology
Publish Date
06 June 2020
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About this Course

Understanding whether an infant has allergy or intolerance is key to diagnosis and management of CMA.

Adverse reactions to foods can be classified depending on whether there is an immune-mediated reaction or not. Immune mediated reactions can be further broken down by whether they are due to IgE allergic antibodies or not.

How common is cow’s milk allergy (CMA)?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the signs and symptoms of CMA in infants.
  • Have an approach to CMA using the medical history, skin or IgE testing and dietary elimination methods in diagnosis.
  • Outline the differential diagnoses for CMA.
  • Understand the recommended feeding options for infants with CMA in New Zealand.
  • Have a systematic management plan in place for infants with CMA and know when to refer to a specialist.
  • Effectively counsel parents and provide educational support where required.



The content has been developed in 2020 by Dr Jan Sinclair, Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

This eLearning is sponsored with an unrestricted grant from Nutricia.



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