## Which formulas are hydrolyzed?

Fully hydrolyzed protein formula

- Similac Alimentum.
- Enfamil Nutramigen.
- Gerber Good Start Extensive HA.

**What is extensively hydrolyzed?**

Extensively hydrolyzed formulas offer complete nutrition for infants who are allergic to cow’s milk protein. Casein is a cow’s milk protein that is a common cause for allergy symptoms. Extensively hydrolyzed formulas break casein into pieces. About 90% of babies with cow’s milk allergy will tolerate these formulas.

### Why is there a formula shortage in Canada?

Health Canada says there is no shortage of regular formula in Canada. The shortage comes after a massive recall of contaminated formula in February led to the shutdown of Abbott Nutrition’s Michigan plant, where the formula had been produced. Abbott Nutrition makes the popular Similac and Alimentum formula brands.

**Is Nutramigen extensively hydrolyzed?**

Nutramigen 1 with LGGÂ® is an extensively hydrolysed, hypoallergenic formula for the dietary management of infants with mild to moderate cow’s milk allergy.

## Is HiPP ha extensively hydrolyzed?

The protein used in HiPP HA formula milk is extensively hydrolyzed and subjected to ultrafiltration and was proven in studies tested for allergy prevention. Crucial to the success of prevention of allergy is that the HA formula should stay consistent in the first 4 to 6 months of your baby’s life.

**What is the difference between standard formula and hydrolyzed formula?**

Hydrolyzed formula is perceived as better tolerated and less likely to lead to serious complications such as necrotizing enterocolitis. However, hydrolyzed formulas are more expensive than standard formulas, and concern exists that their use in practice is not supported by high-quality evidence.

### Is there a baby formula shortage in Canada 2022?

On May 21, Health Canada announced a shortage alert on formulas for babies that are at risk of severe allergic reactions. Health Canada stated that the shortage is related to the closing of the Abbott plant in Sturgis. The closed Sturgis plant had shipped hypoallergenic formula to Canada.

**Is Alimentum extensively hydrolyzed?**

Suitable from birth onwards, Alimentum is an extensively hydrolysed formula that can deliver effective relief for babies with mild-to-moderate cow’s milk allergy and other conditions where an extensively hydrolysed formula is indicated.

## When should I switch to hydrolyzed formula?

Research now suggests that your baby may build tolerance to cow’s milk protein in as quickly as 12 months when you feed her an extensively hydrolyzed formula during her first year. These are just some reasons why your baby should remain on an extensively hydrolyzed formula for as long as your doctor recommends.

**Why is HiPP HA not organic?**

HiPP Hypoallergenic (HA 1, 2, and Pre) formulas cannot be certified as organic because the hydrolyzed milk protein is not available in organic form.

### Is there an infant formula shortage in Canada?

There is no current shortage of regular infant formula in Canada. However, there is a shortage of infant formulas for infants with food allergies and certain medical conditions. This includes extensively hydrolyzed formulas and amino acid-based formulas.

**Is HiPP formula extensively hydrolyzed?**