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Swelling

Baby with swollen face

Swelling involves the deeper layers of the skin, often around a baby’s eyes and lips. The swelling is not itchy but may be painful and warm.



Why does my baby have swollen eyes or lips?

The most common causes of swelling include food allergens, such as a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA). Your baby may also have eyes or lips swollen from other allergies such as insect bites/stings, medication or latex.



Could it be Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy?

Swelling is a common symptom for babies with CMPA. Babies with CMPA usually experience more than just one symptom and these symptoms can be very different from one another.

If you think that your baby has swelling, it could be CMPA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides hives or swelling), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.

For a simple and easy way to check common symptoms associated with CMPA, you can use our symptom checker.



In any case, if you have any doubts or concerns about your baby’s health, you should always seek advice from a medical professional as soon as possible.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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.