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Which foods should a milk-allergic child avoid?
Dairy products such as cream, cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt all contain the proteins found in cows’ milk. But milk proteins may also be present in other commonly eaten foods, so it is important to read the labels of any food or beverage you are considering giving your child.
Are products labeled “non-dairy” safe for a milk-allergic child?
Not necessarily. These products do not contain butter, cream, or milk, but they may still use other milk-containing ingredients. Check the ingredient list to be certain.
What other “surprising” foods should a milk-allergic child watch out for?
Processed meats, including hot dogs, sausages and luncheon meats, frequently contain milk or are processed on milk-containing lines. Carefully read all food labels.
Avoid ingredients including:
Also, carefully review these other possible sources of milk or milk products:
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