Benefits of probiotics and early tolerance
Benefits of probiotics
The gut and the gut barrier are critical in limiting allergen exposure and maintaining an immune response.1
Supplementing formula for infants with probiotics has benefits – this may restore the composition of the gut microbiome and introduce beneficial functions to gut microbial communities.2,3
Therefore, newer approaches to managing cow’s milk allergy include the addition of probiotics such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, which may hasten tolerance acquisition,3,4 in addition to avoidance of the complete protein (allergen).
Benefits of early tolerance in cow’s milk allergy
Cow’s milk allergy could have a profound impact on quality of life for infants and their families,5 even after symptoms resolve.
Living with cow's milk allergy could lead to a reduced quality of life
Most infants naturally ‘outgrow’ cow’s milk allergy between 3-5 years of age, on average4,6,7 - this is known as acquiring oral tolerance. This means they can consume cow’s milk again.
The sooner oral tolerance is acquired, the sooner children and parents can get their normal lives back.
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