Food Allergy Awareness: Day 4
Ok, dairy allergy…. I understand Squid can’t have milk, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, or cheese BUT why won’t you let him eat pancakes if I only add water, boxed cake, hotdogs, or other items that are not marketed as “dairy”?
While most people only see dairy as milk and milk related items, they don’t realize that milk is made up of proteins. Cow’s milk contains at least 20 protein components that may provoke an antibody response. The milk proteins, casein and whey are to blame. Caseins give milk its “milky” appearance and the whey makes up the remainder of the milk substance. Most commercial sources of whey are contaminated with casein proteins, and vice versa, so it can be hard to find truly “milk-free” foods.