Diagnosis of CMA should not affect your breastfeeding routine. In fact, breastfeeding is the best feeding option for you and your baby.
Breast milk contains all of the nutrients your baby needs in the first 6 months and continues to be beneficial for much longer. In addition to nutrients, your breast milk also passes the protection of your immune system to your baby. In rare cases, when your baby’s immune system reacts to cows’ milk proteins in breast milk, your doctor might recommend you to start an elimination diet totally free from cows’ milk protein.
Breastfeeding is the best feeding option for you and your baby. Even if your baby has been diagnosed with CMA, you should continue breastfeeding. Based on the severity of your baby’s symptoms, and whether your baby might also be allergic to any other foods, your doctor will help you to choose the most appropriate feeding option to manage your baby’s CMA.