Amino acid-based formulas are hypoallergenic and are made up of free amino acids. Free amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
Hydrolyzed formulas on the other hand contain fragments of protein (usually derived from cow milk) which may still trigger an allergic reaction in some individuals.
When a baby with food allergies needs formula, they need one that won’t trigger an allergic response. Hypoallergenic formulas are made for infants with food allergies.
The protein source in a hypoallergenic formula is either a broken-down protein chains (in the case of extensively hydrolyzed formula) or free amino acids (in case of AAF).
Your doctor will be able to determine if a hypoallergenic amino acid-based formula, like Neocate, is the better option for your baby.
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