Most infant formulas contain cow's milk protein. If your baby has symptoms
of a cow's milk protein intolerance, talk to your doctor. He or she may
recommend trying a soy-based or hypoallergenic formula.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
You catch a whiff of a co-worker's new fragrance, and within minutes, you
have a whopper of a headache.
You pop open that new bottle of dish-washing liquid, and by the time you've
washed the pots and pans, your hands and arms are covered in hives.
You walk into a friend's home and smell freshly baked pumpkin pie. Only
after you start sneezing uncontrollably and feeling dizzy, weak, and sick to
your stomach do you learn she hasn't been baking...
Some babies who have cow's milk protein intolerance are also
sensitive to soy. But soy formulas are often tried before hypoallergenic
formulas, because they cost less. If
your baby continues to have symptoms after switching to a soy-based formula, he
or she may need the more expensive hypoallergenic formula.
It is important to talk with your doctor continuously throughout this
process of trying formulas and monitoring your baby for symptoms.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
August 1, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 01, 2011
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