Understanding Cows’ Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance

Up to 7% of babies are affected by cows' milk allergy, and lactose intolerance is also a condition seen in infancy. The names of these conditions are often used interchangeably and not always correctly. 

Watch this video guide from Aptaclub to learn how to distinguish between the two conditions and to recognise their symptoms. Find out what your doctor will want to know so that you can get a quicker diagnosis for your baby. 

You may require a dietary management programme, either through your own diet if you’re breastfeeding or with a specialised allergy formula milk if you are bottlefeeding, but it's important to follow professional advice before making any dietary changes. In this video our experts explain why this is the case.