Nutramigen is an infant formula manufactured by Enfamil, which is a Mead Johnson & Co. subsidiary. Nutramigen is a hypoallergenic formula typically given to babies who are fussy or allergic to the protein in cow's milk. It is available in several forms, including powder, ready-to-use liquid and concentrated liquid.
Who It's For
Nutramigen is a designed for babies who have colic or other symptoms from an allergy to cow's milk. Other symptoms of a milk allergy include fussiness, vomiting or spitting up, loose stools, gagging and a skin rash. Nutramigen is lactose free, so it will not cause an allergic reaction in babies who are allergic to milk.
Although breast milk is always best for a baby, Nutramigen and other Enfamil formulas are designed to be as similar to breast milk as possible. Nutramigen is designed to provide your baby with all the nutrition he needs, and it also contains DHA and ARA, nutrients that are found in breast milk that help with brain and eye development.
Nutramigen AA is another Enfamil formula designed for babies with food sensitivities. Nutramigen AA is hypoallergenic, but is amino acid-based to help babies with severe milk allergies or multiple food protein allergies. If your baby tries Nutramigen and is still experiencing allergy symptoms, Nutramigen AA or a similar formula could help.
Nutramigen can generally be purchased wherever infant formula is sold. Many grocery stores, discount department stores and pharmacies and chemists carry Nutramigen.
Nutramigen costs about 30 per cent more than other infant formulas, generally costing between £16 and £19 per 454gr can. Coupons for Nutramigen and other formulas are available by signing up at enfamil.com. Many paediatricians can also provide samples if you want to see if Nutramigen is right for your baby before buying it.