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Eur J Pediatr. 1988 Dec;148(3):274-7.

Preliminary data on a field study with a new hypo-allergic formula.

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Academic Children's Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.


The incidence of atopic manifestations due to cow's milk proteins was analysed in five groups of 15 newborns considered to be at risk for atopy because of a positive family history. All infants were studied over a 4-month period. The infants received either an adapted formula (AdFo), breast milk or a new hypo-allergic formula (HAF). Atopic manifestations appeared in 1 out of 15 breast-fed infants compared with 18 out of 45 infants fed with an AdFo. None of the infants receiving the HAF (exclusively from birth for 2-4 months) developed symptoms of atopy. Symptoms in each infant receiving an AdFo (n = 18) disappeared with the HAF. Although the results of this study are promising, data on a larger population and double-blind investigations are needed before firm conclusions can be drawn.

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