- Pregestimil LIPIL Powder (400g)
- Additional Information
NUTRAMIGEN - PROVEN TO SUPPORT VISUAL DEVELOPMENT
Pregestimil LIPIL is a special, hypoallergenic formula for babies and children with cow's milk protein allergy, malabsorption and maldigestion.
Why choose Pregestimil LIPIL?
• Pregestimil Lipil is a special hypoallergenic formula for infants and children who have problems digesting or absorbing routine infant formula or who have been diagnosed with cow's milk allergy.
• The protein in Pregestimil Lipil has been broken down or hydrolysed, into tiny pieces that are not recognised by the immune system and cannot trigger an allergic reaction in most children.
• Pregestimil Lipil is lactose and sucrose-free. The carbohydrate in Pregestimil Lipil is readily digested and well tolerated.
• Pregestimil Lipil contains a special fat called MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides) that is easily absorbed and has been shown to promote weight gain in infants with fat malabsorption.
• Pregestimil Lipil is nutritionally complete and suitable from birth and contains all the nutrients necessary to support good growth and development. After 6 months Pregestimil Lipil will also meet your baby's needs as part of a mixed diet.
What is LIPIL?
LIPIL® is a special blend of nutrients DHA and ARA, also known as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. DHA and ARA are present in breast milk and are important building blocks for the baby's brain and eye.
If your baby has a cow's milk allergy and difficulty absorbing fat your healthcare professional may recommend Pregestimil Lipil.
Due to their special formulation Nutramigen LIPIL, Nutramigen AA and Pregestimil Lipil smell and taste different to routine formulas. The following tips will help your baby to get used to the new taste:
• If you need to supplement your breastfeeds with Nutramigen Lipil, try to express some breast milk and mix it 50:50 with freshly prepared Nutramigen Lipil. Your dietitian can give you more advice about this.
• It may take a few days for your baby to get used to the taste of Nutramigen Lipil. Try to be positive during feeding times, even if you don't like the smell. Babies often respond to parents' reactions! Remember your sense of taste and smell is different from your baby's which is not so well developed at this age.
• Older children may prefer to take the formula from a covered cup. They may also prefer to have the formula as a cold drink.
Babies fed Nutramigen Lipil, Nutramigen AA or Pregestimil Lipil may produce frequent loose stools of a greenish colour - this is quite normal.
Milk Allergies and Intolerances
What is Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy?
Cow’s milk protein allergy is most common in newborns and young children and predominantly occurs when the immune system has an allergic reaction to proteins which are found in cow’s milk.
What is Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance?
Cow’s milk protein intolerance is also most common in infants and young children. The differences between allergy and intolerance are that cow’s milk protein allergy is systematically related to the immune system whereas an intolerance could be for a number of different reasons which may or may not be related to the immune system.
How do I know if I child is suffering from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy and/or Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance?
There are several key indicators which help to establish whether a child is suffering from CMPA/I. The most accurate/relevant symptoms are listed below:
- Itchy Skin
- Persistent Diarrhoea
- Repeated Vomiting
- Refusal to eat
Making a diagnosis can be difficult as it is entirely possible that symptoms can occur several hours after feeding. It is possible that a child can have more than one symptom.
Which is the most common indicator for Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance?
The inflammatory skin condition called eczema is the most common and accurate indicator of an infant suffering from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance. It has been heavily researched that food allergies occur in combination with atopic eczema. Statistical evidence shows that as many as 50-60% of infants who suffer from atopic eczema also suffer from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance which further reinforces the link between the two. If a child is suffering from both Eczema and CMPA/I then their skin condition can get deteriorate with time.
Note: there is an increased risk of an infant developing atopic eczema if there is a history of allergic symptoms in the family (mother/father). Examples would include eczema, hay-fever and asthma.
How can I help a child suffering from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance?
Breast is Best! To offer more protection to infants who might be at risk of developing Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance it is recommended to choose to breastfeed over any other type of feeding method. A mother’s breast milk can reduce the risk of developing CMPA/I as the proteins contained in breast milk are better tolerated and utilised by the baby. Furthermore, breast milk is rich in unique ingredients which protect the undeveloped gut from unknown substances (food protein) and further reduces the risk of developing CMPA/I.
What infant formulas can be used to treat Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance?
It is well known that not all mothers are in a position in breastfeeding and if an infant is at risk of developing CMPA/I then a standard milk-based formula should be replaced with a hydrolysed hypoallergenic formula (Nutramigen Formula) or an amino-acid based formula (Neocate LCP). Soy formulas are not recommended as a treatment for newborns suffering from CMPA/I.
Can Soya Milk be used to Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy/Intolerance?
Cow’s milk is regarded as a suitable feed for infants and young children as Cow’s milk is high in all the beneficial nutrients which are necessary for optimum growth and development in infants and young children. There are many infant formulas which are based on soya, particularly targeted as a substitute feed to cow’s milk. As soya-based infant feeds do not contain the essential vitamins and minerals for growth and development it is not advisable to choose a soya feed.