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What are predigested infant formulas?

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These formulas can be fed to babies who are allergic to cow’s milk or to soy protein. These special formulas are also called hydrolyzed or hypoallergenic formulas. Their milk proteins have been broken down to prevent any reactions in an infant with the allergies.

From: Choosing a Specialty Formula WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Choosing a Formula."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Infant Formula."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Infant Feeding Guide. Chapter 4: Infant Formula Feeding."

O'Connor, N. , April 1, 2009. American Family Physician

BMJ : "Diarrhea in Children."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Infant formula of partially hydrolyzed whey is not the secret weapon for preventing childhood allergy and asthma."

New England Journal of Medicine : "Partially Hydrolyzed Formula to Prevent Eczema."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 09, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Choosing a Formula."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Infant Formula."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Infant Feeding Guide. Chapter 4: Infant Formula Feeding."

O'Connor, N. , April 1, 2009. American Family Physician

BMJ : "Diarrhea in Children."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Infant formula of partially hydrolyzed whey is not the secret weapon for preventing childhood allergy and asthma."

New England Journal of Medicine : "Partially Hydrolyzed Formula to Prevent Eczema."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 09, 2018

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