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Milk Top Food Allergy In Kids Under 5 – NBC Interview

Milk is the most common food allergy in kids ages 5 and under.

Read more on Dr. Gupta’s 2018 study below.

Plus, read our family’s milk allergy story by NBC news.

Top Food Allergy is Milk

Photo Credit: Kristen Burden Photos

When NBC asked to interview us about life with milk allergy, it was a yes.

That’s because with our life-threatening food allergy diagnosis,

we’ve committed to helping others however we can.

Hence, this little blog called Milk Allergy Mom! 

This time, NBC News contacted us about Dr. Rupti Gupta’s 2018 study on childhood milk allergy. Link below.

The study reveals some new statistics that parents will certainly find helpful.

Plus, with this study, we learn most families are unfortunately ill-prepared for severe first reactions to dairy.

As you will read in the article, that was certainly our case. 

We definitely need to spread the word and make sure parents are prepared for unexpected emergencies like allergic reactions. 

They are happening more often than we thought…especially with milk allergy in young kids.


Here are milk allergy statistics you’ll find in the article.

  • Under age one with food allergies, over 50% have milk allergy. 
  • Ages one to two with food allergies, 40% have milk allergy. 
  • Most common food allergy under age 5 is milk allergy.

kid holding cup of 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. The number may surprise you! 

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 life-saving. 



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