【What is Allergy?】
Allergies are an increasingly common phenomenon occurring, and 20-30% of babies are affected by now. As a result of allergy, you may suffer from skin rashes (atopic dermatitis), swelling of the lips and later from hay fever and asthma.
Breast milk is naturally hypoallergenic and contains valuable protective substances that strengthen the defense system of your baby from the inside out. Babies from allergy-prone families should be breastfed as six months as possible. This is the best prevention against allergies.
If your baby is not or not fully or no longer breastfed, experts recommend Hypo-Allergenic food (= HA Food).【HA-Protein diets reduce the risk of allergies】
Milk protein may be a critical factor in triggering allergies. For Hypoallergenic (HA) protein diet that the milk is split into simple molecules, which the baby's feel less alien. This help HA foods to reduce the risk of allergies.
The protein used in HiPP HA formula milk is completely hydrolyzed and subjected to ultrafiltration and was proven in studies tested for allergy prevention.
Crucial to the success of prevention of allergy is that the HA formula should stay consistent in the first 4 to 6 months of your baby's life. Even a small amount of infant formula with non-hydrolyzed protein can lead to sensitization and so jeopardize the benefits of a low-allergen diet.
【Breast milk promotes a healthy intestinal flora 】
In addition to milk protein, the intestinal flora in children's body play an important role to fight against allergies. Studies have shown that the composition of the intestinal microflora in the allergic and non-allergic children is significantly different.
The intestinal flora of children with allergy usually contains more undesirable bacteria, while the number of good lactic acid bacteria (probiotics) is lower than in non-allergic children. A healthy intestinal flora of breast-fed babies thus seems to have a major impact on the prevention of allergies.【HiPP HA Combiotic formula: Modelled on breast milk】
Breast milk is the model for our studies and developments. In breast milk there are a variety of probiotic cultures, which may vary in individual patients. Prebiotic fiber is also found in breast milk, which ensures a healthy intestinal flora. HiPP HA Combiotic formula are based on this special model. So, for example, HiPP HA follow-up formula contain important fiber (GOS *), natural lactic acid cultures and essential omega-3 fatty acid.
* Galatooligosaccharide - essential dietary fiber