Cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is the most common food allergy in early life, with an estimated prevalence of 2% to 3%1. Infants with food allergies, like CMA, often go on to present other allergic manifestations in a phenomenon known as the Allergic March.
In fact, children with food allergies may be 2–4 times more likely to have other allergies by 5 years of age1. For example, in a 5-year checkup of infants with CMA:
This study suggests that managing food allergies, like CMA, is important. The increased food allergy prevalence in children also has an important economic effect, with significant direct costs for the healthcare system and even larger costs for families1.
Mead Johnson is dedicated to helping infants with cow’s milk allergy find relief now and to helping give them a strong foundation for a healthy future. Learn more about our portfolio of products specially tailored to infants and toddlers with CMA and the innovative science behind it.
1. Canani RB et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017;139:1906-1913e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.10.050.
2. Bishop JM et al. J Pediatr. 1990;116:862-867.