Allergy to extensively hydrolyzed cow's milk proteins in infants: safety and duration of amino acid-based formula

J Pediatr. 2002 Aug;141(2):271-3. doi: 10.1067/mpd.2002.126299.


Infants (n = 52) allergic to cow's milk protein and extensively hydrolyzed formulas received an amino acid-based formula. The amino acid-based formula proved to be safe, with infants exhibiting an overall gain in length and weight. Children with allergy restricted to extensively hydrolyzed formulas were diagnosed earlier and tolerated cow's milk protein earlier than children with multiple food allergy.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / therapeutic use
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Food, Formulated / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Hydrolysis
  • Infant
  • Infant Welfare
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Milk Hypersensitivity / diagnosis
  • Milk Hypersensitivity / etiology*
  • Milk Proteins / adverse effects*
  • Time Factors


  • Amino Acids
  • Milk Proteins