A small number of babies have reactions to a protein found in cow's milk. Signs of cow's milk protein intolerance include:
Most infant formulas contain cow's milk protein. If your baby has symptoms of a cow's milk protein intolerance, talk to your doctor. He or she may recommend trying a soy-based or protein hydrolysate formula.
Some babies who have cow's milk protein intolerance are also sensitive to soy. But soy formulas are often tried before protein hydrolysate formulas, because they cost less. If your baby continues to have symptoms after switching to a soy-based formula, he or she may need the more expensive protein hydrolysate formula.
It is important to talk with your doctor continuously throughout this process of trying formulas and monitoring your baby for symptoms.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||October 6, 2011|
Last Revised: October 6, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
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