The infant foods market is now saturated with all kinds of products. Even if your baby has special needs due to certain issues and sensitivities, you’re spoiled for choice. But this can sometimes become a problem. The information you see on labels can get confusing. What do “Comfort” and “Anti-reflux” mean? What’s the difference, if there is any? And which type of milk should you choose?
What is specialized baby formula?
Specialized infant foods are the ones adapted to certain special needs of babies. If your baby has digestive issues, allergies, or other health problems, standard formula might not be right for them. Specialized infant milks contain (or exclude) certain ingredients to ensure your child’s comfort and healthy development.
From time to time, babies spit up milk after feeding. This is considered normal if it doesn’t happen too often. If they spit up all the time, odds are your doctor will recommend trying an anti-reflux formula.
This type of baby food is a dairy product, the use of which reduces the frequency of vomiting. It has a very thick texture. Additionally, the Anti-reflux formula thickens once it gets in the baby’s stomach.
This type of infant milk is intended for babies who have persistent allergic reactions to cow milk protein. As a treatment, it’s often recommended for children who have digestive problems or issues with absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Doctors normally recommend Comfort formula in case of mild allergies or to prevent them.
Any type of specialized formula should be chosen under the supervision of your doctor. Intolerance to various ingredients can be manifested in multiple ways. Rashes, gassiness, frequent constipation, or diarrhoea are some of them. Whatever the issue is, consult with a paediatrician. They’ll help you introduce new products into your baby’s diet correctly.
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