Cow’s milk protein allergy in infants - Tosh Stanley

Date Published: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

Dr Stanley talks about the diagnosis and management of infants with cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care.  3-5% of infants have this allergy. Tosh is a consultant paediatrician at Wellington Children’s Hospital and runs the paediatric allergy service. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, Wellington.



  • What is cow’s milk protein allergy
  • General symptoms and clinical signs
  • Red flags for urgent paediatric assessment
  • Predisposing risk factors
  • Investigations in primary care
  • Considering the most appropriate infant formula for cow’s milk protein allergy
  • What worries do parents have?
  • Can an infant become tolerant to cow’s milk protein?

Take home messages

  • Be thorough in testing and know when to refer on.
  • Consider using a dietician if family can afford it.
  • Over 6 months of age, soy protein formula from supermarket is fine.

Clinician resources


Dr Tosh Stanley
Neonatal and Paediatric Consultant
To contact Tosh Click here.

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