What is cows’ milk protein allergy?

Cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) is the most common food allergy in babies, affecting 2 to 5% of children, with the highest prevalence during the first year of age.1 CMPA occurs when the body’s immune system abnormally reacts to a protein in the milk of cows and some other animals.

Reference 1: Host A: Frequency of cow’s milk allergy in childhood. Ann Allergy AsthmaImmunol 2002, 89(6 Suppl 1):33-7.

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