Multiple Food Protein Intolerance

Multiple food allergies are common. You are not alone, but they can make life challenging for you and your child. Experts estimate that six to eight of every 100 infants are allergic to one or more foods, and that three out of 100 older children are as well.

As you may know, the most common food allergens are the proteins found in milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts), peanuts, wheat and soy.

How Neocate Can Help

Neocate can play a key role in the dietary management of children with MFPI. It’s different from other formulas because it’s based on free amino acids, the simple building blocks of protein.

Because these building blocks are in their simplest form, Neocate is easier for infants and children to digest.  Neocate has neither whole nor fragmented protein chains that can trigger an allergic response.  Amino acid formulas, such as Neocate, are the most hypoallergenic formulas 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

More information on multiple food protein allergies can be found in our Neocate Infant Parent Guide.


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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.