Hypoallergenic, Dairy-Free, Soy and Lactose-Free Baby Formulas
Specialist Infant Formulas
There are various reasons for wanting to buy an infant formula that's hypoallergenic, dairy-free or lactose-free. The most common ones are:
- your baby has one or more food allergies or intolerances
- you are vegan and want a vegan diet for your baby
- because of religious food restrictions
There are a wide selection of specialist baby formulas on the market now, including soy formula, hydrolyzed formula, lactose free formula and hypoallergenic formula. They are all so much easier to get hold of now than was the case even a few years ago.
Soy Formula for Dairy Intolerance
Soy formula is often the best choice for babies who have a dairy intolerance, whether it's due to milk protein intolerance or milk sugar (lactose) intolerance.
- There have been some scary stories around over the last few years that soy milk is harmful, but this is simply not the case. Soy formulas have been used successfully for over 50 years with absolutely no reports of adverse effects. They meet the full nutritional needs of babies and infants, as well as all safety standards.
- Soy formula is also the perfect solution for those who don't want to give their children dairy based formula milk because of lifestyle, cultural or religious reasons.
- There are plenty of to choose from too, so you can be sure that there are no pesticide contaminants, that the beans are non-GMO and have been grown ethically. organic soy formulas
Lactose Free or Low Lactose Formulas for Lactose Intolerance
For fussy babies that suffer from colic and possibly a mild lactose intolerance, there are several brands of lactose-free formulas that, while still made from cows' milk, have had all the milk sugar removed and replaced, usually with a vegetable sugar (such as corn syrup).
Hypoallergenic Formulas for Dairy and Soy Intolerance
For babies who are intolerant to both dairy and soy (which is very common), the natural choice is a hypoallergenic or hydrolyzed formula. Hypoallergenic formulas are non-dairy and non-soy and are usually made from a blend of vegetable fats, corn, and the full range of vitamins and minerals you'd expect to find in any formula milk.