Podcast: Discussing How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Mismanagement of Cow's Milk Protein Allergy

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Listen to our latest Nutricia X Healthed Podcast Discussing How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Mismanagement of Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Identifying and diagnosing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is challenging. It can present with diverse clinical symptoms, due to either an underlying IgE or a non-IgE mediated mechanism. Delay in diagnosis can be a problem for patients, particularly in infants with less severe manifestations of non-IgE mediated milk allergy, and this results in a significant, unnecessary morbidity and anxiety. Conversely, it is important not to over diagnose CMPA in a healthy infant due to the negative consequences of an unnecessary exclusion diet for mother and infant.In this podcast you will learn to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of suspected Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) via a food allergy focused history.
  • Differentiate CMPA diagnosis from colic and lactose intolerance.
  • Identify what maternal diet recommendations are appropriate for suspected or confirmed CMPA to a breast and/or mixed fed baby.
  • Provide practical advice to parents to set appropriate expectations prior to trialing a hypoallergenic formula to optimize adherence to nutritional management.

When you sign up to listen to the Podcast you will also get a FREE downloadable resource kit, to assist you in conversations with your patients about CMPA.This resource kit will include:

  • What To Expect When You Start a Hypoallergenic Formula Guide (including formulas containing synbiotics or Syneo™)
  • Q&A with a Dietitian on when and how to implement an appropriate Elimination Diet for the Breastfeeding Parent
  • Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy brochure from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia


Vicki’s key area of expertise is paediatric food allergy. She is the dietitian for the Department of Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children’s Hospital where her role involves patient care, teaching, training, resource development and research. She is the current Victorian convenor of the Dietitian food allergy interest group and is a past chair of the dietitian subcommittee of ASCIA. She has also contributed a chapter to a textbook on food allergy and has been in involved in food allergy research. She is currently completing her PhD in food allergy with the Centre for Food and Allergy Research based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne.

Dr Rupert Hinds commenced working as Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Monash Medical Centre in March 2009. Prior to this he had worked in the UK as a consultant at King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital in London from November 2004. He trained within his speciality in London including at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He manages children and adolescents with gastrointestinal problems and his clinical interests include nutrition, hepatology and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr Hinds is an experienced paediatric gastroenterologist, who continues to be very highly respected by his colleagues.

Dr Terri Foran is a Sexual Health Physician and has a special interest in contraception, menopause issues and the management of sexually transmitted infections. She holds the position of Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW Sydney, where she lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has a private clinical practice in Darlinghurst and is also engaged in both clinical and research work at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.