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Our NBC News Interview: Milk is Top Allergy in Kids Under 5

Top Food Allergy is Milk

Photo Credit: Kristen Burden Photos

As it turns out, having a blog called “Milk Allergy Mom” means you are one of the first people news outlets find when they want to do a story about milk allergies.

HA! Go figure.

And when we get asked to share our story, it’s almost always a “yes”.

That’s because from Day 1 of our life-threatening food allergy diagnosis,

I committed to helping others however I could.

Thirteen years ago, I didn’t know what that would look like, exactly.

But today, the mission couldn’t be clearer.

If you’ve been around Milk Allergy Mom any length of time, you know our motto.

“We are in this together.”

Creating recipes. Sharing articles. Finding products.

And fostering encouraging community for everyday life with food allergies.

This is our calling.

Milk as the Top Food Allergy


So NBC News contacted us about Dr. Rupti Gupta’s new study on childhood milk allergy.

In it, there are many statistics that parents will find helpful.

Plus, we learn that many families are ill-prepared for severe first reactions to dairy.

As you will read, that was certainly our case!


  1. How many children under the age of 1 have a milk allergy?
  2. What is the most common food allergy in kids under age 5?
  3. How many children with milk allergies can tolerate baked milk?
  4. What did the baby group nurse tell me I needed to learn?

Oh that last one, just wait until you read the answer in the article.

It was the beginning of my “nervous lip hive” that I still get today.

At the end of this post, find the link to the article and the answers to the quiz!

You will also learn the cliff note version of our milk allergy story. 

I wish I could tell it as concisely as the reporter did, lol.

In addition, the article talks about baked milk tolerance and how we ourselves are now experiencing that newfound freedom.

But as one of our Milk Allergy Mom Membership (join us!) mamas points out,

this is not something to be tested at home.

Make sure you consult with your allergist about your baked milk options , and if and how it may be safe for you.

We hope you learn much in this story, and that like me, you now know you aren’t alone, either.

Please be sure to share this post by clicking one of the social share buttons at the top of this post.

Milk allergy is not rare. Sharing may save a life. Thank you!

Settle in and read the article here.

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