While your healthcare professional is working to diagnose your baby’s tummy troubles, try comforting your little one by:
- Offering a pacifier
- Placing in a baby swing or rocking device
If these ideas don’t work, and you cannot find a reason for his discomfort, try:
- Gently bouncing or walking him
- Taking a car ride
- Creating white noise (quiet music, vacuum cleaner)
Once cow’s milk allergy (CMA) has been diagnosed, your healthcare professional may recommend a nutritionally complete, easy-to-digest formula, like Similac® Alimentum®. It’s hypoallergenic and starts reducing excessive crying due to cow’s milk allergy within 24 hours* for most infants.
* Based on a clinical study with Similac Alimentum Ready to Feed without DHA and ARA in a small group of infants experiencing colic symptoms due to cow’s milk protein sensitivity.1
- Data on File. Abbott Nutrition. 2004.
What does "hypoallergenic" mean regarding Alimentum?
The protein in Alimentum is extensively hydrolyzed (broken down) which lowers its allergenicity. In addition, Alimentum has been clinically documented to be hypoallergenic. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, protein hydrolysate formulas (such as Alimentum) are recommended as the preferred formula for infants intolerant of whole proteins (such as cow milk and soy proteins).
The label of Alimentum states that it is used for food allergies and colic due to protein sensitivity. It's hypoallergenic and contains a milk protein that is broken down into tiny pieces to virtually eliminate allergic reactions in most babies who are allergic to cow's milk protein.
The hypoantigenicity of Alimentum is assured by ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) testing of each lot of protein hydrolysate before its incorporation into Alimentum. Most importantly, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have shown that Alimentum is well tolerated in children with documented cow milk protein allergy.
[REFERENCE] American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition: Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, Sixth Edition. 2009. P. 75