Cow Milk Allergy (CMA) often develops within the first year of life. It occurs when the body does not tolerate one or more proteins found in cow milk. These proteins may be ingested through infant formula, or through breast milk (depending on the mother’s diet) or through food containing cow milk (in older infants).
Common symptoms can include diarrhea, constipation, colic, food refusal, poor growth, eczema, and wheezing. CMA can be upsetting for babies and their families as the allergy signs and symptoms are often nonspecific and may vary which may make it harder to diagnose. If you suspect your child may have CMA after using our symptom checker or if you have any concerns regarding the health of your child, please consult with your child’s healthcare professional.
Food allergies affect approximately 500,000 children across Canada. Cow Milk Allergy (CMA) is the most common food allergy in infancy and early childhood.
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.
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Ryder experienced reflux symptoms soon after he was born. At 5 weeks old he developed a fever, which brought him to the hospital. After 4 long exhausting days in the hospital, Neocate® was started by the pediatric gastroenterologist. After two weeks I was so thankful for sticking with the Neocate®. In this photo, he was about to turn one and he was a happy Neocate® baby!**
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*Ryder’s Mom is an employee at Nutricia North America
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Dear valued customer,
Nutricia North America Inc. (Nutricia), as part of the Danone global business, is working closely with Health Canada to help ensure infants with a medical need for a hypoallergenic formula have access to one during the hypoallergenic infant formula shortage crisis.
Under the Health Canada Interim Policy (Interim policy on the importation and sale of infant formulas, human milk fortifiers (HMF) and metabolic products for inborn errors of metabolism to mitigate shortages. – Canada.ca), Nutricia in Canada has worked to import two whey-based extensively hydrolyzed formulas (eHFs): Aptamil® Pepti 1, from the UK and Aptamil®ProExpert Pepti from Brazil. These formulas are brought to you to help alleviate the shortage of hypoallergenic formula. Aptamil Pepti 1 and Aptamil ProExpert Pepti should be used under medical supervision.
Aptamil Pepti 1 and Aptamil ProExpert Pepti formulas are nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic and contain galacto- and fructo- oligosaccharides. Both formulas are suitable for the dietary management of cow milk allergy (CMA) in infants 0 to 12 months. They can be used as sole source nutrition from birth to 6 months and as part of a mixed diet in infants over the age of 6 months.
Aptamil Pepti 1 and Aptamil ProExpert Pepti are made available across the country to help support the access to hypoallergenic products.
Please note that you might have access to one or both products at a time depending on your region and on the availability of the products, but be assured that both products are very similar and can be used interchangeably. If you have concerns, please discuss with your healthcare professional.
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