Cow's Milk Allergy In Infants

Related Education for Professionals

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A Comparison of Nutrition Guidelines

In this course, you’ll identify 3 guidelines that provide nutrition recommendations for the management of cow’s milk allergy in infants and children.

New Insights in Cow's Milk and Allergy: Is the Gut Microbiota the Missing Link?

Though the precise mechanism of the synbiotic effects remains unclear, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis showed amino acid formulas containing synbiotics improved clinical symptoms, allergenicity, rates of infection and hospitalization, and medication usage.

A Review of the Immune Benefits of 2’-Fucosyllactose Human Milk Oligosaccharide and Pre-clinical Evidence of Its Effects on Food Allergies

A course that reviews the emerging role of the human milk oligosaccharide, 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL) in allergy modulation; discusses 2'-FL potential mechanisms of action; and recognizes the importance of breastfeeding. Originally presented from Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (ANHI) on June 6, 2019 at the ESPGHAN Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.


Related Clinical Research

Expert Panel: The Beneficial Effects of HMOs in Early Life

This review by pediatric gastroenterology and allergy-immunology experts addressed the bioactive components of human milk, the structure and roles of HMOs, and potential benefits of HMO-supplemented infant formula—particularly for children with cow's milk protein allergy (see methods section).

Sekerel BE, Bingol G, Cullu Cokugras F, et al. J Asthma Allergy. 2021;14:1147-1164. Published 2021 Sep 24. doi:10.2147/JAA.S323734

Cow's Milk Allergy

This review article provides insights on the dietary management of cow's milk allergy.

Arasi S, Cafarotti A, Fiocchi A. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022;22(3):181-187. doi:10.1097/ACI.0000000000000823

Alimentum Clinical Research Study: Growth Tolerance and Compliance

A research study showing that Alimentum, the first and only hypoallergenic extensively hydrolyzed protein infant formula with 2'-FL HMO, was well tolerated by babies and supported normal growth.

Ramirez-Farias C, Baggs GE & Marriage BJ. Nutrients. 2021;13:186.


Related Nutrition Resources

Clinical Support for Similac Alimentum

Similac Alimentum formula has a unique dual-carbohydrate blend to help maximize absorption.

Similac Alimentum

WIC eligible in all 50 states.*

* WIC is a service mark of the US Department of Agriculture, and an abbreviation for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. No endorsement of any brand or product by the USDA is implied or intended. Requires state medical documentation form. State approval is subject to change.


Product Solutions

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Similac® Alimentum®

A 20 Cal/fl oz., nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formula for infants, including those with colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity, severe food allergies, sensitivity to intact protein, protein maldigestion, or fat malabsorption. Appropriate supplemental beverage for children with severe food allergies, sensitivity to intact protein, protein maldigestion, or fat malabsorption.

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Similac Pro-Total Comfort

Similac Pro-Total Comfort* is a gentle formula with 2'-FL human milk oligosaccharide (2'-FL HMO), an immune-nourishing prebiotic like that found in breast milk that supports baby’s developing immune system. It’s an easy-to-digest formula for babies with fussiness, gas, and crying who have difficulty tolerating other milk-based formulas.

* Not for infants or children with galactosemia.
Not from human milk.
At significant levels.

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Similac® Soy Isomil®

A 20 Cal/fl oz, nutritionally complete, soy-based infant formula for infants with feeding problems such as fussiness and gas; for infants whose parents choose a milk-free formula as a first feeding or as a supplement to breastfeeding; and for infants of vegetarian families.  A lactose-free feeding for patients with disorders for which lactose should be avoided, including lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance, and galactosemia.


Connect With Your Patients

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Similac® Alimentum® Patient Brochure

Share information about Similac Alimentum hypoallergenic infant formula with parents and caregivers of babies with cow's milk allergy and colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity.

For Patients - Cow's Milk Allergy (CMA) Infographic

Globally, approximately 2.5% of babies develop cow’s milk allergy in their first year of life. Use this infographic to teach parents and caregivers how to keep their dairy-allergic children safe as they grow and develop.

References: 1. Mousan G, et al. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Oct;55(11):1054-63. doi: 10.1177/0009922816664512