NESTLÉ HEALTH SCIENCE: SUPPORTING COW’S MILK PROTEIN ALLERGY DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
We understand this challenge and are committed to provide expert-developed tools, nutritional solutions and support for healthcare professionals to help facilitate the earlier diagnosis and appropriate management of infants and young children with CMPA.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Inconsolable crying, colic, skin rashes, vomiting, diarhoea, and constipation are all common signs and symptoms of CMPA, especially in early infancy.
Leading experts have developed the Cow’s Milk-related Symptom Score (CoMiSS®) to help healthcare professionals recognize and assess non-specific signs and symptoms that could be indicative of CMPA.
CLARIFY THE DIAGNOSIS
Diagnosis of CMPA can be challenging, and few tests are available to help assess the presence of CMPA. The gold standard for diagnosing CMPA is the elimination diet, which is free from cow’s milk protein, followed by a food challenge.
OUR RANGE OF TAILOR-MADE NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS
Nestlé Health Science has a range of nutritional solutions that are tailor-made to meet the specific needs of infants with CMPA. Our formulas are hypoallergenic and nutritionally complete to support normal growth and development, and are supplemented with HMO* (2’FL and LNnT) to support growing immune systems.
NESTLÉ’S HEALTH SCIENCE’S COMMITMENT TO CMPA EDUCATION
EXPERT CORNER: CMPA DIAGNOSIS
Leading experts in paediatric gastroenterology and food allergy answer common questions related to the diagnosis of CMPA in our online video series.
Understand some of the diagnostic and management challenges - from the initial symptom presentation to diagnosis followed by the dietery management in a series of case studies.
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Information and tools are available for parents to support them along their CMPA journey.
* Structurally identical Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) are not sourced from human milk
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Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their babies have cow’s milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counseling to completely exclude all sources of cow’s milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to follow the instructions on the label. Unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution can make babies ill. Incorrect storage, handling, preparation and feeding can eventually lead to adverse effects on the health of babies. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.