Infant formulas are designed to provide nutrients necessary for growth and development of an infant. U.S. FDA controls a sort and quantity of nutrients in these formulas.
Infant formulas can be found in the following forms:
Hypoallergenic infant formulas (for infants allergic to milk) - oral concentrate, oral solution and powder for oral solution.
Milk-based infant formulas (for infants not allergic to milk) – oral concentrate, oral solution and powder for oral solution.
Soy-based infant formulas (for infants allergic to milk but not to soy) – oral concentrate, oral solution and powder for oral solution.
Before you start feeding your infant with infant formula, you must read and follow precautions written on the label. Infants may have allergic reactions to infant formulas. If the infant formula isn’t correctly blended some problems may occur as well. In case that the baby suffers from certain medical problems it can affect formula-feeding. These medical problems include breathing problems, dehydration, type 2 diabetes mellitus, diarrhea, heart problems, high blood sugar level, liver, pancreas, intestines, kidney, and/or stomach problems, low birth weight, preterm infant or phenylketonuria.
Nutramigen Infant Formula
Nutramigen formula is made by Enfamil. It is claimed to reduce symptoms of gas and colic within 48 hours. Nutramigen can provide the single source of nutrition for infants age 4 to 6 months and most nutrition for babies through 12 months. Babies allergic to the cow’s milk protein, which can be found in other infant formulas, may easier digest Nutramigen.
The main ingredients in Nutramigen are corn syrup solids, vegetable oil, casein hydrolisate and modified corn starch. This formula is iron-fortified and sucrose-free. It contains 48% of fat, 41% of carbohydrates and 11% of protein. Fat in Nutramigen instant formula consists of 44% palm Olein oil, 19.5% soy oil, 19.5% coconut oil, 14.5% sunflower oil and 2.5% singe-cell oil.
Side Effects of Nutramigen Usuall side effect include:Diarrhea. It can often occur due to incorrect preparation of the formula. Diarrhea can result in serious dehydration in very short period of time in a baby.Milk allergy. Babies fed with Nutramigen may experience allergic reaction to the formula if they are allergic to milk proteins. Symptoms of milk allergy include hives and wheezing which require urgent medical attention.Milk intolerance. It is believed that infants fed with Nutramigen may suffer with intolerance to milk. Symptoms of this include excess gas, bloating, stomach cramps and vomiting.If a baby suffers from some medical conditions, Nutramigen may worsen the condition or the symptoms of the condition. This applies to type 2 diabetes, pancreas or liver problems and phenylketonuria.