Allergic colitis is a pathology characterized by blood in faeces, appeared in first two months of life, but it can also appear during the first days of life. Previously it was related with children with non breastfeeding, however in the last years incidence is increasing in children with breastfeeding. This is explained with the presence of cow’s milk proteins in human’s milk.
Newborn term, fed with exclusive breastfeeding, starts at second day of life blood in faeces, intermittently. The studies done are normal. The symptoms improve progressively after removing the cow’s milk proteins of the mother’s diet, so the child is diagnosed with allergic protocolitis.
Diagnosis is based on the symptoms, the improvement with the removal of the cow’s milk protein of the diet, and the worsening when they are reintroduced. The children conserve good general condition every moment, almost all of them tolerate cow’s milk when they are one year old, and so it is considered pathology of well prognosis.