Cow Milk Allergy (CMA) is a common food-allergy affecting infants and children. CMA most often occurs in the first 2 months of life and prevalence peaks before the child’s first birthday. Symptoms can be hard to pinpoint due to their similarity with other common infant health issues.
Most doctors will begin by eliminating cow milk from the infant’s diet by switching formulas or by altering the mother’s diet during breastfeeding. A food elimination trial may be followed by re-introduction of cow milk to check if the symptoms reappear or worsen, in which case CMA is confirmed. Depending on the case, additional tests may be done, including blood tests and skin prick tests.
CMA may persist in as many as 50% of children at 1 year of age, with over 20% remaining allergic after 3 years of age; some have symptoms persisting into their early teenage years.
Neocate® is a family of hypoallergenic, amino acid-based specialized formulas for use under medical supervision and is indicated for cow milk allergy, multiple food allergies and related GI and allergic conditions. Talk to your healthcare provider about product recommendations.
Neocate Nutra is suitable for use in children and infants older than 6 months of age (not suitable as sole source of nutrition). Neocate Nutra is not intended for bottle or tube feeding.
I was so thankful for sticking with the Neocate. He was drinking more than ever, was happy as could be and all the blood in the stool had Improved! He is now about to turn one and continues to do so great!*
Reagan was always fussy when she ate, however the doctors brushed it off because she was still gaining weight. She would cry throughout the day and up to 6 hours every evening. I was desperate! Within a few days of using Neocate, her colic improved. I was finally able to enjoy her and bond with her and regained my confidence.*
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