It may have taken some time to pinpoint the cause of your baby’s distressing behaviour. Now that cow’s milk protein allergy has been identified, it is understandable that you want your baby to feel better fast. Your doctor may recommend an extensively hydrolyzed, hypoallergenic formula such as Nutramigen® A+® with LGG®.
Since its introduction over 70 years ago as the first formula for the dietary mana gement of cow’s milk protein allergy, Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® has been at the forefront of innovation and scie ntific advancement. Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® is clinically supported in 25 clinical studies*. Many parents rely on Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® to help reduce colic and satisfy the dietary needs of their infant.
How soon will my baby feel better?
Infants who have cow’s milk protein allergy should start to feel better shortly after a switch to Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® formula. If your baby has colic due to cow’s milk protein allergy, Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® is clinically proven to reduce colic due to cow’s milk protein allergy fast…often within 48 hours‡1,2. Discuss any concerns with your baby’s doctor.
Can I use a routine infant formula when my baby seems better?
The main reason your baby isn’t currently having problems is because Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® formula has been specially designed to manage cow’s milk protein allergy. There is a likelihood your baby’s allergic reactions will return if you start feeding her a routine infant formula too soon. Children may not outgrow cow’s milk protein allergy until school age.3,4 This is just one reason why your baby should remain on Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® formula for as long as your doctor recommends. You should introduce your baby to foods with cow’s milk protein only while under a doctor’s supervision.
What if my baby's behaviour doesn't improve?
Although most babies start to feel better after switching to Nutramigen® A+® with LGG® formula, it can take several weeks before cow’s milk protein allergy is fully managed. You should contact your doctor any time that you are concerned about your baby’s health.
Rarely, infants who have severe cow’s milk protein allergy need a hypoallergenic formula made from free amino acids, the building blocks of protein. An amino acid-based formula such as PURAMINO A+® contains no cow’s milk protein and is recommended for infants who have severe cow’s milk protein and/or multiple food allergies. In fact, in a clinical study, infants with cow’s milk protein allergy who received PURAMINO A+® experienced no allergic reactions or adverse events in oral challenges.5
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*Some studies were prior to the addition of DHA and ARA.
†Due to cow’s milk protein allergy
‡Studied before the addition of DHA and ARA
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