There is currently no cure for multiple food allergies. The surest way to manage food allergies is to avoid any foods that you're allergic to. Easier said than done! Neocate can play a key role in the dietary management of children with multiple food allergies. It’s different from other formulas because it’s made with free amino acids, the simple building blocks of protein. Neocate has neither whole nor fragmented protein chains that can trigger an allergic response. Amino acid-based formulas, such as Neocate, are the most hypoallergenic formulas available.
For infants allergic to multiple foods, the first choice is to continue breastfeeding while mom avoids all food allergens in her diet under medical supervision. (She may need to supplement her diet with some nutrients that the avoided foods are high in.) If formula is needed to supplement or replace breast milk, a formula like Neocate is recommended for infants with multiple food allergies that include a milk allergy.
Older children and teens with multiple food allergies are at risk of not consuming enough key nutrients when eliminating common food allergens like milk, soy, egg and wheat. Neocate formulas are nutritionally complete and can help increase key nutrient intake and close nutritional gaps in multiple food allergies.
More information on Neocate and multiple food protein allergies can be found in our Neocate Footsteps Parent Guide.