When a formula fed baby has diarrhea it can be a sign that your little one has a cow’s milk intolerance or a possible food allergy. In both these cases a hypoallergenic formula can soothe tummy troubles.
Diarrhea in a little one can be frequent, watery, and sometimes foul-smelling. Diarrhea can lead to dehydration, so it’s important to talk with your pediatrician to ensure proper treatment and nutrition is given.
With little ones that have food intolerances or allergies you may notice that there is blood in their stools. The blood is caused by the formation of small ulcers within the GI tract brought on by an allergic reaction. The sight of bloody stools for parents can be quite concerning for caregivers and parents; following up with a pediatrician is very important.
With confirmation from your infant's doctor that there is a food allergy involved, switching to a hypoallergenic formula is extremely beneficial. You will notice symptoms disappearing within a few weeks.
As your little one's digestive system develops it is completely normal for babies to experience gas. However, excessive gassiness accompanied by a bloated stomach, clenched fists, and/or a foul odor may be a sign of a milk intolerance.
When this happens, painful gas can be alleviated easily with hydrolyzed proteins that are found in hypoallergenic formula.
Babies can develop this sometimes painful rash for a variety of reasons. Sometimes eczema may be due to a sensitivity or allergy in milk protein. Eczema is characterized by red bumps on your baby's face, scalp, hands, or feet that may itch or feel like dry, scaly skin.
When paired with other habits that can soothe baby's skin, you should see an improvement using hypoallergenic baby formula within two to four weeks.