Feeding choice for children with immediate allergic reactions to cows milk protein

Sam S Mehr and Andrew S Kemp
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01961.x
Published online: 4 August 2008

To the Editor: Australian consensus guidelines for selecting formulas for infants with cows milk protein allergy (CMPA) have recently been published.1 We reviewed formula choices and outcomes for 51 children with immediate allergic reactions to cows milk protein who were referred to one of us (S S M) in a tertiary specialist clinic over a 2-year period before the guidelines were published. The formula was selected by the referring specialist medical practitioner in 44 cases (and by S S M in the other seven).

  • Sam S Mehr
  • Andrew S Kemp

  • Department of Allergy and Immunology, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

Andrew Kemp has received a speaker fee for a clinical updates meeting sponsored by Nutricia, and has participated in consensus panel conferences sponsored by Nutricia to develop a position statement on the treatment of CMPA. His department has held a clinical update meeting sponsored by Abbott.


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