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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2011, Article ID 103825, 4 pages
Case Report

Growth Impairment and Nutritional Deficiencies in a Cow's Milk-Allergic Infant Fed by Unmodified Donkey's Milk

Unit of Allergy, Department of Pediatrics, San Paolo Hospital, The University of Milan, 20122 Milan, Italy

Received 1 June 2011; Accepted 6 July 2011

Academic Editors: E. Czkwianianc and A. M. Li

Copyright © 2011 Enza D'Auria et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of growth impairment and nutritional deficiencies in a five-month infant fed by unmodified donkey's milk. We discuss the energy and macronutrient daily intake from donkey's milk and the nutritional consequences that can occur if this kind of milk is used unmodified in the first year of life.