Symptom resolution will depend very much on the severity and type of allergic condition your child is experiencing. Evidence has shown babies using Neocate can experience symptom resolution within 3 to 14 days.1,2 If symptoms persist longer than 14 days, it is best to consult your healthcare professional.
Severe allergies can cause inflammation and irritation to the affected areas (e.g. tummy or skin) and these will take time to heal. So it is not uncommon if your child has been unwell for some time, then it may take a little longer for their symptoms to improve.
Starting any new formula comes with a bit of a transition period and it is recommended that infants suspected to have food allergies stay on a new hypoallergenic formula for 2 weeks as this allows time for your little one to adjust to the formula. It is important to follow your healthcare professional’s advice; do not stop using Neocate once you see an improvement or resolution of symptoms. Discuss your child’s feeding plan with your healthcare professional and they will advise for how long you will need to keep your child on Neocate and when to start introducing solid food.
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Evidence has shown babies using Neocate can experience symptom resolution within 3 to 14 days
- Hill DJ et al. J Pediatr 1999; 135:118-121.
- Vanderhoof JA et al. 1997; 131:741-744.