How to manage cow's milk protein allergy
The best way to help your baby avoid allergic reactions from cow’s milk protein allergy is to exclude dairy products from their diet. And don’t worry, it probably won’t be forever. Most infants outgrow their allergy to cow’s milk by ages 3 to 5. Always be sure to ask your pediatrician how you can help your baby feel more comfortable, and if switching to a hypoallergenic formula such as Nutramigen might be right for your baby.
What to expect with cow’s milk protein allergy
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Formula for babies with cow’s milk protein allergy–ask your doctor about Nutramigen®
If you think your little one may have an allergy to cow’s milk protein, talk to your doctor about switching to Enfamil Nutramigen with Enflora LGG Infant Formula. It’s the #1 pediatrician-recommended formula brand for cow's milk protein allergy.
Nutramigen LGG is a hypoallergenic formula clinically shown to manage colic due to cow's milk protein allergy fast, in as quickly as 48 hours.* Not only does it help more babies overcome cow’s milk protein allergy and return to consuming regular milk in as soon as six months of feeding,† but it also helps reduce the incidence of future allergies.**
Facts about Nutramigen®, the #1 pediatrician-recommended formula brand for cow's milk protein allergy
There's a lot you and your little one will love about Nutramigen. It's made with extensively hydrolyzed proteins that are less likely to trigger an allergic response, so your baby can begin to feel better quickly. Nutramigen is clinically shown to reduce CMPA-triggered colic fast and is lactose-free, making it a suitable formula option for babies with lactose intolerance.
Nutramigen has all the vitamins and nutrients of routine formula, plus a probiotic to promote gut health. It contains iron, as well as DHA and ARA, two nutrients found in breast milk that support a baby’s brain and eye development. Discover how Nutramigen could help you manage your baby’s cow’s milk protein allergy and soothe their symptoms to keep your sweet pea happy and healthy.
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†Vs. Nutramigen without LGG®
**Asthma, eczema, rhinoconjunctivitis, and urticaria at 3 years compared to Nutramigen without LGG. Feeding began at 4 months of age or older in the study