Cow’s milk protein allergy in babies – Melinda Braithwaite

Cow’s milk protein allergy affects around 2% of babies in Australia and New Zealand. In this video Melinda is going to provide an overview of cow’s milk protein allergy including types of cow’s milk allergy, symptoms and diagnosis. She will discuss how to manage cow’s milk protein allergy with an exclusion diet, suitable formula options and how to ensure nutritional adequacy for breastfeeding mums, babies and toddlers whilst following a dairy free diet.  Melinda will also briefly cover when cow’s milk allergies normally resolve and how to assess for tolerance using the milk ladder.

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Melinda Braithwaite

Melinda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and founder of Lifestyle Nutrition, a paediatric practice based in Melbourne. She has completed further post graduate training in paediatrics including her Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics with the Royal Children’s Hospital. As a paediatric dietitian Melinda has a special interest in food allergies and intolerances. Melinda understands how challenging and upsetting it can be for parents trying to navigate the complexities of food allergies and intolerances. She enjoys being able to help these families identify food triggers, relieve distressing symptoms and feel confident feeding their baby or child.

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