More than 50% of children with a food allergy show allergic reactions to more than one food protein. In rare cases also breast-fed babies suffer from MFPI. Infants suffering from MFPI may show negative reactions to extensively hydrolysed formula. Infants with intolerance to extensively hydrolysed formulas can be safely fed with an amino acid-based formula.
An elimination diet using a hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formula can play a key role in the dietary management of children with MFPI. What makes amino acid-based formulas so special is the fact that their protein is made really small, it just consits of its building blocks. There are no links to trigger an allergic response.
Please consult your child’s doctor when you suspect MFPI in your child!
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