Passage of cows' milk protein in breast milk


Dr D. W. Hide, Paediatric Department, St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TG, U.K.


An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay has been used to search for lactoglobulin and bovine casein in breast milk. Initial results suggest this may be a simple and useful method for such studies. Detection and prevention of antigen passage could influence the prevalence of atopic disease.