A recent report shows the dangers of feeding infants alternative milks instead of breast milk or formula. Doctors diagnosed an 11-month-old infant with scurvy, according to a report in Medical Daily.
The baby boy was breastfed for two months. He developed a skin condition due to suspected milk allergy and his diet was changed to just almond milk. The almond milk caused a lack of nutrition, including vitamin C. The baby had bone fractures and was immobile. Doctors diagnosed him with scurvy. Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C.
If your baby is allergic or intolerant to cow's milk formula and breastfeeding is not an option, Kids With Food Allergies has information about how to choose a fortified formula. Babies need specific nutrients for the first year of life.
- How do you know if an infant is at high-risk of developing food allergies?
- When and how should you introduce solid foods to a high-risk infant?
- What formulas are recommended for infants who are not breastfed?