Simplifying Science

Hypoallergenic: Whey or No?

For years we pediatricians have been touting the claims of hypoallergenic formulas. But in practice, we have seen babies who do well on these formulas and also babies who continue to have rashes while drinking them. I suppose I shouldn't have been terribly surprised to read that the FDA is stripping partially-hydrolyzed formulas of their "hypoallergenic" titles.

False Infant Formula Claims

Despite claims by manufacturers that 100 percent whey-protein partially hydrolyzed infant formula is a hypoallergenic alternative for babies who are allergic to milk or babies with existing milk allergy symptoms. Read More