You are excited to try a formula that is healthy, with clean ingredients for your baby, and then your sweet little one starts to develop a rash. You talk to your pediatrician and find out that your precious little one has a cow’s milk sensitivity. What options do you have now for formula feeding your baby?
This article is for you! Here’s a few quick facts about lactose sensitivity and a type of formula that is perfect for your baby with a lactose protein sensitivity.
What are Symptoms of Lactose Sensitivity?
You may be asking, what are the symptoms of a lactose sensitivity or milk protein allergy?
The symptoms are:
- Atopic eczema
- Respiratory tract mucus
In severe, but rare cases, anaphylaxis can happen much like with foods like peanuts.
You want to make sure you are looking for the symptoms, as they occur after feeding. They will normally be in the form of spitting up, respiratory problems, loose stool, or skin rashes.
What is a Hypoallergenic Formula?
Hypoallergenic formulas have the lactose protein broken down into smaller, easy to digest pieces in a process called hydrolysis. With the cow’s lactose protein broken down into smaller pieces, this formula will help babies with acid reflux and food allergies.
Baby formula experts found that with the process of hydrolysis, the milk protein becomes easier for the baby’s stomach to digest, which in turns reduces the allergy or sensitivity.
The Benefits of Hypoallergenic Formula
- Supports Digestion:
Hypoallergenic formulas, like HiPP HA PRE for baby’s 0 to 6 months, contain natural occurring prebiotics and probiotics. The prebiotics and probiotics help healthy gut bacteria grow to aid in digestion.
Acid reflux is caused by acid build up when food is not properly able to digest. With the lactose protein being broken down into smaller pieces, it decreases the chance of acid build up, which reduces acid reflux.
- Relieves Constipation:
Hypoallergenic formula helps relieve constipation in babies by aiding in digestion and helping to absorb nutrients.
- Loaded with Healthy Amino Acids:
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Added amino acids aid in digestion of the milk protein by breaking the protein down into smaller pieces, which reduces and prevents inflammation in babies.
- Cough and Respiratory Relief:
Does your baby always appear to be stuffed up or coughing a lot? The amino acids in the hypoallergenic formula help to reduce inflammation, which helps to reduce the amount of mucus produced. This helps open up the baby’s airways and helps the baby to breathe easier.
- Clears Eczema:
With the inflammatory properties of hypoallergenic formula, you will see a decrease in your baby’s eczema and rashes. Eczema and rashes are caused by allergies or other skin sensitives that cause the skin to become inflamed.
Hypoallergenic formulas are the best choice for a baby that has a lactose allergy or sensitivity. European hypoallergenic baby formula is even better, because of the higher amount of regulations in Europe and the organic certification processes used for the cow’s milk in these formulas. Please remember to always talk to your doctor or pediatrician before switching your baby’s formula. And for extra safety tips for your baby, don’t forget to read our article about baby gates.