How can a baby be sensitive to formula?
Babies’ digestive systems are still developing during the first year of life, and some babies may become sensitized to large, whole proteins as they pass through the digestive tract. As a result, signs of intolerance may appear such as fussiness, crying, and gas. Milk proteins are the most common cause of intolerance, so using a milk-based formula with protein that’s already broken down into smaller pieces may help reduce the likelihood of protein intolerance or sensitivity.
There’s no clear way to predict which babies will develop symptoms of protein intolerance or sensitivity, so it’s important to choose a formula that’s designed to help avoid intolerance. Talk with your baby’s physician to decide what type is best for your baby.
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