Cow Milk Allergy




We know milk allergies can make life miserable for you and your baby. Milk allergies may cause symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. Or you might see skin rashes or eczema, and even respiratory issues like wheezing.

Milk allergy can also play a role in other conditions, such as colic, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), allergic colitis and constipation.

Currently, the best way to manage a cow milk allergy or a soy milk allergy and prevent the painful milk allergy symptoms they cause is to avoid cow and soy milk proteins. And that’s where Neocate comes in.

How Neocate Can Help


Neocate is different from other formulas because it’s based on 100% free amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Because these building blocks are in their most elemental form, Neocate is easier for infants and children to digest.  Neocate does not have whole or fragmented protein chains that can trigger an allergic response. An amino acid formula, such as Neocate, is the most hypoallergenic formula available.

Neocate has been clinically proven to help with gastrointestinal conditions in as little as three days1 and improve all other allergy-related conditions such as skin rash, eczema or GER in 14 days.2,3 Neocate provides an adequate source of nutrition and has been seen to promote normal and catch-up growth in infants.4,5

Formula containing partially digested proteins  Formula containing partially digested proteins

The following table compares some of the different infant formulas and identifies the protein source.

Neocate Compared to Nutramigen, Elecare, Vivonex & Other Formulas

More information on food allergies can be found in our Neocate parent guide.

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References: 

1. de Boissieu D et al. Allergy to extensively hydrolyzed cow’s milk proteins in infants: Identification and treatment with an amino acid-based formula. J. Pediatr 1997; 131:744-747.

2. Vanderhoof JA et al. Intolerance to protein hydrolysate infant formulas: An underrecognized cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in infants. J. Pediatr 1997; 131:741-744.

3. Hill DJ et al. The natural history of intolerance to soy and extensively hydrolyzed formula in infants with multiple food protein intolerance. J. Pediatr 1999; 135:118-121.

4. Isolauri E et al. Efficacy and safety of hydrolyzed cow’s milk and amino acid-derived formulas in infants with cow’s milk allergy. J. Pediatr 1995; 127:550-557.

5. Niggemann B et al. Prospective, controlled, multi-center study on the effect of an amino acid-based formula in infants with cow’s milk allergy/intolerance and atopic dermatitis. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2001; 12:78-82.