Children's formula "Neocate": composition, application and reviews of doctors
Those mothers who did not manage to get lactation for some reason, doctors recommend using an adapted infant formula. But there are situations when a child does not tolerate cow protein. There is a food allergy, which is quite difficult to cope with. In this case, you need to see a doctor, take the necessary tests. After this, the pediatrician will appoint a mixture of "Neocate", which contains amino acids. Reviews about this baby food are only positive. For many parents, it is a kind of wand-zaschalochkoy.
How to prepare a mixture correctly? What are its advantages? These and other questions will be answered in the article.
The advantage of Neocate
Mixture "Neocate" - a unique baby food. Assign it in the case when the baby does not tolerate cow protein. The peculiarity of the mixture is its composition. The protein in it is completely replaced by amino acids. In a way, they are the "bricks" (that is, the foundation) of which proteins are composed.
Amino acids are not allergenic, so we can state with certainty the fact that after using this mixture, babies undergo dermatitis and other rashes on the skin. It takes a week for the body to get used to a new diet, and the immune system starts to work with new strength.
In addition, the mixture "Neocate" has a pleasant sweetish taste. Her children drink with pleasure. It is worth noting that up to a year is a full-fledged food for the baby. Since 6 months, the introduction of complementary foods has been recommended, but even in this case milk and other fermented milk products should be replaced with this mixture.
We study the composition
Those children who suffer from atopic dermatitis or do not tolerate cow protein, doctors recommend using Neocate (mixture). Its composition is truly unique. Proteins or fragments of the peptide are completely replaced by amino acids. Therefore, this baby food is prescribed not only to treat allergic manifestations, but also to confirm the diagnosis.
The mixture is a full-fledged food. It includes:
- Necessary mineral substances (iron, potassium, selenium, iodine, molybdenum, calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper and others).
- Vitamin complex (folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, taurine, carnitine, choline, niacin and others).
- Amino acids (carnitine, Omega, serine, lezine, cysteine, valine, glutamine and others).
The composition is completely balanced. The components are selected in such a way as to provide the child with all the useful substances in the first year of life and to form strong immunity. The mixture does not contain gluten, sucrose, lactose, GMO, cholesterol, fructose.
For whom is the mixture intended?
Mixture "Neocate" is intended for children from 0 to 12 months old. All nutrients and microelements are concentrated in it. Doctors recommend using it when:
- presence of allergic manifestations on cow protein;
- if the child has a long time atopic dermatitis;
- as a preventive food for food allergies;
- problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
This mixture can be used after a surgical procedure. It is light, well digested, pleasant to the taste.
Are there any contraindications?
As with any product, this mixture has contraindications, which the doctor should inform you about. First of all, this is the impossibility of enteral feeding. This situation occurs when a child for some reason can not take food through the mouth. Probe food for this mixture is not provided.
Also, there may be an individual intolerance to certain components that make up the composition. In this case, there will be abundant regurgitation, a loose stool in the baby. In this case, a doctor's consultation is necessary.
It is worth paying attention to the age of the child. For the first year of life, you must use a mixture of Neocate Nutricia, and then Advance. They differ in composition, caloric content.
Before using the "Neocate" mixture, consultation with the doctor is necessary. Remember, this is a medical food that can be used only with the permission of the pediatrician.
Opinion of doctors
If a child experiences severe allergic reactions, doctors recommend paying attention to "Neocate" (mixture). Reviews about it are only positive. Due to the fact that the protein is completely replaced by amino acids, improvements in the child's condition will be visible after a few days of use.
As a rule, parents of infants experience food allergy. The fact is that the immune system of the first year of life is weak enough. Allergens can cause irreversible reactions in the body. Using this mixture, you will help the immune system to "rest" and "reboot".
"Neocate" has a specific smell and taste, it may take time for the baby to get used to this mixture. In the diluted form, the product looks pale, not so "milky", this is due to the peculiarity of the composition. Amino acids give not such a saturated color as proteins.
Doctors warn that, after the child will receive as a food this mixture, feces can change color. Greenish shade is the norm. But black color is inadmissible, this indicates the presence of blood. In this case, you should immediately consult a doctor.
Also, gas formation may increase, resulting in colic. Pediatricians recommend in this case to use special medications (Espumizan, Infakol) to help the child cope with the problem that has arisen.
Doctors say that the mixture is easily digested. It is full of its nutritional properties, so children are well added in growth and weight.
Who will use Neocate Advance
On the shelves of shops and pharmacies you can see a mixture of "Neocate Advance". It is suitable for children from 1 to 10 years old. The protein in it is also replaced by amino acids. This allows babies to get rid of food allergies.
Doctors recommend that parents, whose crumbs do not tolerate cow protein, use a mixture for making porridges. In this case, children will not manifest allergic reactions in the form of rashes on the skin.
It is important to know
The children's blend of "Neocate" is quite popular, despite its high price. To prepare it, you must follow the basic rules:
- Use only sterilized bottles and nipples.
- The water must be boiled.
- Carefully study the instruction. Use the amount of the mixture according to age.
- It is impossible to boil the prepared mixture.
- Use the prepared drink within 24 hours.
- Do not keep an open jar for more than 1 month.
The amino acid mixture "Neocate" is unique in its composition. The opinions of doctors about her are only positive. It helps to cope with food allergies in children who do not tolerate cow protein. The only downside is the high cost (about 3000 rubles per bank). But the price is due to high quality products.