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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Formula Feeding Allergic Babies

Here's the scoop on the different types of baby formulas:
Cow's milk formulas- most common type of formula
Soy-based formulas- sometimes used for milk allergic or intolerant babies (when not allergic to soy)
Protein hydrolysate formulas- formulas that have broken down the protein for babies who can't tolerate the proteins in cow's milk or soy-based formulas. This can be an option for some food allergic babies
Amino Acid based formulas- made up of free amino acids rather than whole or broken down proteins. This is a great option for severely food allergic babies as well as a variety of disorders such as short bowel syndrome, and eosinophillic disorders.

There are a variety of ways to provide your food allergic baby with nutrition. Whether breastfeeding, supplementing with formula, or exclusively formula feeding your baby; all can be good choices.
A healthy,thriving, comfortable baby is the goal!

for more info checkout this article

*kosher certification issues with special formula
read this kosherfoodallergies "ask the Rabbi" article

*Your Pediatrician is the best person to speak to determine which formula is right for your baby. Sometimes a Pediatric GI specialist or Allergist can be extremely helpful as well.

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