The introduction of solid foods is a significant milestone for your little one. However, it isn’t an indication that formula feedings should stop.

The longer that an extensively hydrolyzed or amino acid-based elemental formula remains a part of your baby’s diet, the better. An extensively hydrolyzed or amino acid-based elemental formula should continue to be a key source of nutrition for as long as your doctor recommends.

Nutramigen Health Benefits for Your Growing Baby

Providing Health Benefits

Studies show that infants with cow’s milk allergy who are fed an extensively hydrolyzed formula throughout their first one to two years experience the following health benefits:

Tolerance of Cow's Milk Allergy: After 12 months of consuming an extensively hydrolyzed formula, 81 percent of babies with cow’s milk allergy had built a tolerance to cow’s milk protein.1 Previous research suggested that children may not outgrow cow’s milk allergy until age five.2

Respiratory: Children who consumed an extensively hydrolyzed formula experience no signs of respiratory reactions when used in oral challenges.3

Gastrointestinal Benefits: In one study, infants with suspected cow’s milk allergy who were fed an extensively hydrolyzed formula for 4 weeks had no blood in their stools.4

Skin Health: Children who consumed an extensively hydrolyzed formula experienced no sign of provoked skin reactions in oral challenges.5

Cognitive and Visual Development: DHA and ARA are fatty acids recognized for supporting brain and eye development in infants.6 DHA and ARA continue to be important in the diet beyond infancy.7

Giving You Peace of Mind

When your baby has a food allergy such as cow’s milk allergy, you want to do everything you can to help him feel better. Certain reactions, such as colic caused by cow’s milk allergy, may stop within 48 hours after a switch to an extensively hydrolyzed formula.

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  7. AFSSA. 2010. Opinion of the French Food Safety Agency on the update of French population reference intakes (ANCs) for fatty acids.