Suitable from: birth, but ask your midwife or health visitor for advice first.
This type of formula contains more casein than whey, and casein is harder for babies to digest.
If your baby is diagnosed as being allergic to cows' milk, your GP will prescribe an appropriate infant formula with fully hydrolysed (broken down) proteins.
Formula with partially hydrolysed proteins (comfort formula) is available in the shops, but it's not suitable for babies with cows' milk allergy.
The cows' milk in formula contains two types of proteins – whey and casein.
The instructions of some tins of powdered anti-reflux formula recommend leaving boiled water to stand for 45 minutes before making up a bottle.This type of formula contains cows' milk proteins that have already been partly broken down (partially hydrolysed).This is supposed to make it easier to digest and help prevent digestive problems like colic and constipation. Partially hydrolysed formulas aren't suitable for babies who have cows' milk allergy.Suitable from: birth, but only under medical supervision.This formula is suitable for babies who are lactose intolerant.