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As it turns out, having a blog called Milk Allergy Mom means you’re one news outlets find when they want to do a story about milk allergies.
And when we are asked to share our story, it’s almost always a yes.
That’s because from day one of our life-threatening food allergy diagnosis,
I committed to helping others however I could.
This time, NBC News contacted us about Dr. Rupti Gupta’s 2018 study on childhood milk allergy.
See the link below.
The study reveals some new statistics that parents will certainly find helpful.
Plus, with this study, we learn most families are ill-prepared for severe first reactions to dairy. Yikes.
As you will read, that was certainly our case.
We definitely need to spread the word and make sure parents are prepared for unexpected emergencies like allergic reactions.
I wish I had been!
Here are more stats you’ll find in the article:
MILK ALLERGY STATS
How many children under the age of 1 have a milk allergy?
What is the most common food allergy in kids under age 5?
How many children with milk allergies can tolerate baked milk?
In the article, you’ll also learn the cliff note version of our milk allergy story.
The article talks about baked milk tolerance, as well.
Thankfully, we ourselves are now experiencing that newfound freedom.
However, this is not something to be tested at home on your own.
Make sure you consult with your allergist about baked milk and if it may be a safe option for you.
We hope you learn much in this new story…most importantly, that you’re not alone.
If you’re looking for more help on your own food allergy journey, learn more about our food allergy support group here. We’d love to walk alongside you.
See the NBC article link and our interview below.
And lastly, please consider sharing this post out to others. Milk allergy is not rare, and sharing this info could be a huge help to parents. Thank you.