Choosing the correct infant formula is not an easy task. Most mothers change their infant formula a few times before their baby begin to accepting the milk. For those with lactose intolerance, in this article we are going to inform you with two infant formula designed for babies with lactose intolerance. They are Nutramigen and Similac Sensitive.
In this article we are going to give you informations about:
– What is Nutramigen and Similac Sensitive
– What is Nutramigen and Similac Sensitive Benefit
– Nutramigen vs Similac Sensitive
According to enfamil.com, Nutramigen is an infant formula that was designed to replace breastmilk. Nutramigen was made with a hypoallergenic formula that was proven to manage colic due to cow’s milk protein allergy, faster within 48 hours. Nutramigen is said to be recommended by many pediatricians to treat infant with cow’s milk protein allergy compare to other any other hypoallergenic infant formula. Nutramigen also recommended not only for infants who are allergic towards cow’s milk but also with soy milk.
Being a hypoallergenic infant formula, Nutramigen contains hydrolyzed casein proteins, which are very small proteins like amino acids and peptides that are easy for infant to digest. Nutramigen also contains some fat in the form of medium chain triglycerides, which is easier to absorb compared to the long-chained triglycerides and are beneficial for infant with malabsorption condition. The carbohydrate source in Nutramigen is coming from corn syrup solids. Nutramigen is not available in powder form and only available in ready to feed liquid and concentrated liquid.
Similar to many other infant formula out there, Nutramigen is also fortified with docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, and arachidonic or ARA to mimics the natural nutrients found in breast milk that are both necessary for eyes and brain development in infant. These additional nutrients also helps you ensure that your baby will get everything they need to develop their cognitive ability. Nutramigen is a product of MedJohnson along with Prestimil and Enfamil.
Similac is a brand of infant formula that was marketed by Abbott Laboratories and was developed by Tufts University. Similac Sensitive is an infant formula for infants that has lactose intolerants, which caused them to be uncomfortable and fussy. Lactose intolerance in infants happens rarely and both parents of the infants would have pass the gene for this type of lactose intolerance to the baby. You can read our other review on Gerber Good Start Vs Similac Sensitive here.
Lactose intolerance means when the body couldn’t produce enough lactase, which is the enzyme needed to digest lactose found in cow’s milk or other dairy products. Lactose that stays in intestine will cause gastrointestinal problems.
Similac Sensitive Benefit
Similac Sensitive are optimized with OptiGRO, which is the unique blend of DHA, Lutein, and Vitamin E that will help infants in their overall growth, brain, eye, and immune system development. DHA is the ingredient to support brain development, Lutein to support eyes health, Vitamin E to develop cells, Nucleotides to develop strong immune system, antioxidants including vitamins C, E and selenium to protect cells, and Prebiotics to promote digestive health to support immune system. Similac Sensitive is available both in powder form and ready to feed liquid.
Before choosing the right brand for your infants, you may want to consider talking or consulting to your doctor first. But if you are not able to do so, you may also talked to your fellow mothers. Nutramigen is recommended by many pediatricians to feed babies with lactose intolerance and have been receiving many good reviews from many mothers.
Nutramigen Vs Similac Sensitive
|- Has a good reputation among Pediatrician||- Not as famous as Nutramigen|
|- Only available in ready to drink liquid and concentrated liquid||- Available in powder and ready to drink form|
|- Since it is only available in liquid form, the main ingredients are water and the next is corn syrup solid||- The top ingredients is corn syrup, which may concerns some people|
Many mothers said when fed with Nutramigen their infants are not fussy and the milk doesn’t cause their babies get belly aches. However Nutramigen is pretty expensive so some people couldn’t afford them as long as 12 months. In the other hand Similac is being favored by many mother, since it is pretty affordable and liked by their infants. To choose between both, you may have to change several times to see which one suit your infants better. In this case we will recommend you the Nutramigen, since this brand is the most famous recommend by many people.