Pediatricians strongly recommend breastfeeding infants with allergies for the first four to six months, if possible, because breast milk is the best protection against allergies. Amazingly, its composition adapts to the baby’s needs at every stage of development. Unfortunately, not all moms manage to breastfeed their babies for a long time, or breastfeeding is impossible.
Then parents have to make a difficult choice: among the different baby food products. This task is more challenging when the baby is prone to allergies. In such cases, it is preferable to introduce hypoallergenic formula into the infant’s diet.
How does the HA formula work?
The abbreviation HA means “hypoallergenic formula.” The main ingredients in HA formulas are almost the same as in regular infant milk. Still, the protein composition of the hypoallergenic formula is different because babies mostly react to the protein component. Cow’s milk protein found in regular baby formula can be considered foreign by the immune system. It can cause an allergic reaction in some babies.
In hypoallergenic baby formula, cow’s milk proteins are broken down into small protein components by hydrolysis. This process reduces the risk of allergies in babies. Recent research also shows that a baby’s intestinal flora can also play an essential role in preventing allergies.
What is the most common food intolerance in babies?
The most common intolerance in babies under 12 months is CMPI (Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance). It should be noted that most modern infant formulas are based on cow’s milk proteins. This is the reason for the baby’s allergy to formula.
Cow’s milk contains many different proteins: albumins, globulins, casein. Some of them are more likely to cause an allergic reaction, others less often. Casein makes up about 80% of all milk proteins. Its composition in cow’s milk is identical to that of goat’s. This fact explains the cross-reaction in babies to cow’s and goat’s milk. Therefore, if the baby has a CMPI, it is not recommended to introduce goat’s milk-based formula to his or her diet.
HIPP HA Organic Formula
This formula belongs to the new generation of HIPP baby food. HIPP HA Formula is designed for babies from birth and satisfies all the needs of babies.
The infant formula contains almost all components of breast milk:
- Prebiotics improve the functioning of the GI tract.
- Probiotics form a healthy intestinal microflora, improving the baby’s immunity.
- Essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 have a beneficial effect on developing the baby’s brain and vision.
The product contains a hydrolyzed protein that minimizes the risk of allergic reactions in the infant. Therefore, HIPP HA formula is also easier to digest for babies.
This formula is a great option not only for babies but also for their parents. Moms worldwide share the experience of feeding babies with HIPP formula in their reviews. They admit the pleasant taste of the milk, and it dissolves well without forming lumps.
HiPP HA Stage 2 is perfect when switching to mixed or formula feeding. The only downside is that it is not recommended to dissolve the formula milk with hot water to prevent the destruction of probiotics.