HA milk (Hypoallergenic infant formula)

HA milk, short for hypoallergenic infant formula, is a special form of baby food designed to reduce the risk of allergic reactions in infants. It is particularly intended for babies with a family history of increased allergy risk.

Hydrolyzed proteins: The special feature of HA milk is the use of hydrolyzed proteins. These proteins are broken down into smaller units, which minimizes the risk of allergic reactions as the baby's immune system is less likely to recognize these smaller protein fragments as allergens.

Adaptation to growth phases: HA milk is available in different stages to meet the varying nutritional needs of babies in different growth phases. There are HA Pre formulas for newborns, HA 1st stage formulas for babies from the first month of life, and HA 2nd stage formulas for older infants receiving solid food.

Support for intestinal health: Many HA milk formulas additionally contain prebiotics such as Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) or Fructooligosaccharides (FOS). These support the development of a healthy microbiome and can positively influence the overall digestive health and immune system of the baby.

Not suitable for cow's milk protein allergy: Although HA milk is developed for babies with an increased risk of allergies, it is not suitable for babies with a confirmed cow's milk protein allergy. In such cases, special extensively hydrolyzed formulas or amino acid-based formulas that do not contain milk proteins are required.

HA milk represents an important nutritional option for families looking to minimize the allergy risk for their baby, especially when there is a family history of allergies. Choosing the right HA formula should always be done in consultation with a pediatrician to ensure it meets the specific needs and health of the baby. For babies with a diagnosed cow's milk protein allergy, more specific formulas are required.