Milk-Allergic Kids Urged to Eat Baked Goods that Contain Milk

Milk-Allergic Kids Urged to Eat Baked Goods that Contain Milk

A recent study is suggesting kids to eat baked goods that contain milk to help them grow out of their milk allergies. The study showed that kids, who were given one muffin a day, saw their symptoms disappear quicker than those who strictly avoided milk products.

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, milk allergies affect three percent of young children. Milk allergy is not the same as lactose intolerant, which is an inability to properly digest milk products. The protein in milk and cheese causes kids to have an allergic reaction ranging from mild itching to possibly deadly anaphylactic shock.

The study included 88 milk-allergic children between the ages of 2-17. They were given baked goods that included milk, compared to a group of 60 milk-allergic children who strictly avoided dairy products. Just under half of the group, who ate baked goods, was able to consume dairy products such as milk, yogurt, without having any allergic reactions.

When milk is heated up it changes the shaped of the protein, which means there is a lesser chance of the immune system reacting.

Parents with milk-allergic children, who want to conduct the muffin treatment should so under the supervision of a doctor.