Depending on your baby’s health, susceptibility and reaction to certain foods, a formula should be chosen. In most cases, the recommendations are given by the children’s doctor. The task of parents is to watch the baby carefully and not try different brands of baby food unnecessarily. There is no single opinion on whether a baby formula is good or bad for newborns. Everything is individual, and your baby will choose the most suitable product for himself.
What is the best formula for newborns?
Of course, the best food for a newborn will always be the mother’s breast milk. But if there is not enough of it, or none at all, artificial formula will help with this. In addition, they can perform not only a nutritional but also a therapeutic function, compensating the baby for the necessary nutrients. However, if it is possible to give your baby breast milk at least once a day, it needs to be used. Any change in the baby’s diet has to be coordinated with the pediatrician and only together with the doctor will it be necessary to decide which formula to give to the newborn, and why it is better to change it. The baby, in turn, will accept exactly the type of artificial feeding that suits his body, which will affect his weight and mood.
If your baby has allergies, it is important to give her special dairy-free formulas
In infants, one of the first allergens that causes food allergies. Is cow’s milk. Children with a topic dermatitis are allergic to cow’s milk proteins in 70-85% of cases. Therefore, the doctor usually prescribes a dairy-free formula for allergic children.
All dairy-free mixtures are divided into preventive, therapeutic and medical. A doctor chooses a particular formula based on many factors: the age of the baby, the presence or absence of a confirmed allergy diagnosis, the nature of the allergic reaction (skin, gastrointestinal or other manifestations), the severity of the disease, and so on.
For example, soy-based mixtures contain protein and potential allergens, and their use in children with food allergies is limited. They are not used in children younger than 5-6 months of age, during exacerbation of allergic diseases, in the presence of gastrointestinal manifestations, and also if the baby is allergic to soy.
Hypoallergenic mixtures based on partially hydrolyzed milk protein are often prescribed when there is a high risk of atop (tendency to allergy). The use of partially hydrolyzed mixtures, in contrast to highly hydrolyzed mixtures, ensures that a tolerance (immunity) to dairy products is formed in the future. In addition, partially hydrolyzed mixtures are more physiologically comparable with products based on highly hydrolyzed protein, as they contain lactose, which stimulates the growth of bifidobacteria and promotes the absorption of a number of minerals (calcium, magnesium, manganese).
Brands of manufacturers of “dairy-free” baby formulas
Consequently, hypoallergenic formulas are used for therapeutic purposes. Let’s look at their list:
- Hipp Ha, Austria
- Hipp Ha stage 2, Austria
- Nutramigen, Mead Johnson, USA
- Pregestimil, Mead Johnson, USA.
- Frisolak GA 1. Frisland Foods, Holland.
- Frisolac GA 2. Frisolac Foods, Holland.
- Humana SL, Germany
Special HiPP milk formula for your baby’s special needs
Sometimes babies who receive breastmilk substitutes have special needs that are not met by “basic” milk formula. Such needs to include stool and digestive disorders and allergy tendencies. It is for such children that HiPP offers special milk formulae with a special composition, which not only ensure the full growth and development of the baby, but also help to get rid of many problems.
Hypoallergenic HiPP formula contains hypoallergenic deeply broken down protein and is therefore recommended for children prone to skin allergies. These are the only hypoallergenic formulas which additionally contain a combination of probiotics and prebiotics to affect the intestinal microflora, which is very important in allergy prone children. Among the therapeutic formulas of this manufacturer, there is a version for newborn babies Hipp Ha, and for older children there is Hipp Ha stage 2. Both formulas contain deeply broken down protein to help reduce the risk of allergies. The probiotic cultures of Lactobacillus L. fermentum, which form the normal intestinal flora of the baby, support a healthy digestion. The formula also contains prebiotics and LCP (ARA/DHA, Omega 3 and Omega 6) which are essential for the development of the child’s brain and eyesight
A baby’s body is very fragile and needs the care of parents, their careful attitude and the right foods. Our children deserve the best organic, natural products grown without the use of pesticides, hormones and growth stimulants. In keeping with this goal, HiPP uses only the best and highest quality ingredients in the production of its products. So you can be sure of your baby’s nutrition.