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Why do you need a specialty infant formula?

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Most baby formulas are made from cow's milk. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are added to make them as close to breast milk as possible. But some babies can’t digest some ingredients in cow's milk very well. Others have medical conditions that require different nutrition from regular infant formulas.

If your baby can't eat regular formula, check with your pediatrician how you can switch to a better product for your baby.

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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