Whole Cow’s Milk Versus Hydrolysed Infant Formulae: Analysis of Systemic Immune Responses and Antigenic Cross-Reactivities
There is no doubt that breast feeding is the most natural, hygienic, psychosocially important and least expensive way of feeding the young infant. Despite unequivocal advantages of breast feeding the young infant, cow’s milk based formulae or other xenogeneic feeds (e.g. soya and pasteurised fortified goat’s milk) are considered safe alternatives in the European setting and will certainly be used in future as they have been for over 80 years. The most commonly reported adverse clinical effects of cow’s milk feeds are diarrhoea, vomiting and also failure to thrive, which is frequently due to an enteropathy. About 2% of infants suffer from more or less serious side effects of milk-containing feeds.
KeywordsWhey Protein Hydrolyse Peptide Skin Test Result Hydrolyse Formula Nutrition Committee
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