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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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The Best Hypoallergenic Baby Formulas

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This in-depth, parent-friendly guide will help you find and buy the best hypoallergenic baby formulas. You will learn what types of hypoallergenic baby formulas are available, what ingredients to avoid in formula, and where you can reliably purchase the best hypoallergenic baby formula. I update this post monthly to ensure that all of the information below is recent and accurate!

best hypoallergenic baby formulas

Finding the safest and healthiest formula for your baby can be a stressful process! I’ve heard from many of you that my guide to the best organic baby formula has been helpful in making that process a bit easier.

But navigating the world of hypoallergenic formulas can be even more stressful – because on top of trying to find a healthy solution, you know that your baby is getting sick from the milk protein in regular formula!

I was lucky enough to have two kids who didn’t have any allergies, but I have talked to so many moms who are frustrated with the lack of options for healthy, safe, organic, hypoallergenic baby formulas. So that’s why I created this article!

Some of the items below were given to me to review by the manufacturer or as part of an affiliate program. I may receive commissions if you make a purchase through the links provided. I only recommend products I’ve actually evaluated, I believe are the highest quality, and can do the most to help you and your family. By purchasing any of these products from the links below, you help keep this blog running, so thanks for your support!

Keep in mind that every person & situation is different, especially yours, so make sure to talk to your doctor and see how these guidelines and tips can help you. These tips are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard or delay in seeking professional medical advice because of something you read here!

Below, I have listed the best hypoallergenic baby formula on the market today, followed by more details on each. Click on the formula name to go to the best online retailer of the formula.

The 9 Best Hypoallergenic Baby Formulas: 2020 Guide

While no hypoallergenic formula is perfect, the 7 hypoallergenic baby formulas below are considerably better than the rest. You can click on the formula name in the table below to find the best online retailer of the formula.

hipp ha baby formula

Try first if: Your baby has a cow’s milk allergy or sensitivity and you haven’t tried another hypoallergenic option (or you’re trying to move away from the US hypoallergenic options because of concerns over ingredients). Has extensively hydrolyzed protein, (86-87% broken down), 100% whey (no casein), but with the same lactose content as a non-hypoallergenic baby formula.

hipp comfort baby formula
HiPP Comfort

Use if: Your baby has a cow’s milk allergy or sensitivity and HiPP HA hasn’t worked. Most similar to a US hypoallergenic formula. Extensively hydrolyzed protein, (86-87% broken down), 100% whey (no casein), reduced lactose content and modified fats.

kabrita usa baby formula
Kabrita USA

Use if: Your baby has a cow’s milk sensitivity, but not a cow’s milk allergy. Goat milk formula has been a good option for babies with a cow’s milk sensitivity. But if your baby has a diagnosed cow’s milk protein allergy, they may have an issue with goat milk protein as well.

alimentum ready to feed - best hypoallergenic formulas
Alimentum® Ready to Feed

Use If: Your baby has a cow’s milk protein allergy, HiPP HA and Comfort have not worked, and you are looking for an option with less sugar (and you’re not as concerned about carrageenan). Carrageenan is a food stabilizer and thickener which can cause inflammation in the body. Between the two versions of Alimentum it’s a tradeoff with more sugar and no carrageenan vs. less sugar and added carrageenan.

alimentum hypoallergenic baby formula

Use if: You have tried HiPP HA and HiPP Comfort and neither have worked, and your baby has a cow’s milk protein allergy. 93% hydrolyzed, so worth trying if HiPP HA and HiPP Comfort don’t work.

Nutramigen® ready to feed - best hypoallergenic formulas
Nutramigen® Ready to Feed

Use If: Your baby has a cow’s milk protein allergy, HiPP HA and Comfort have not worked, and you are looking for an option with less sugar (and you’re not as concerned about carrageenan). Carrageenan is a food stabilizer and thickener which can cause inflammation in the body. Between the two versions of Nutramigen it’s a tradeoff with more sugar and no carrageenan vs. less sugar and added carrageenan.


Use if: You have tried HiPP HA and HiPP Comfort and neither have worked, and your baby has a cow’s milk protein allergy. This is almost identical to Alimentum, so they are pretty interchangeable. It’s 93% hydrolyzed, so worth trying if HiPP HA and HiPP Comfort don’t work.

neocate baby formula

Use if: You need an amino acid based formula, and the other formulas on this list don’t work

elecare baby formula

Use if: You need an amino acid based formula, and the other formulas on this list don’t work

What types of hypoallergenic formulas are out there?

Soy Formulas

While these are an alternative to cow’s milk formulas, 8-14% of infants with a cow’s milk allergy will react to soy. On top of that, too much soy for infants hasn’t been studied in terms of its long term effects – so I don’t like recommending soy formula, especially non-organic soy formula, for babies with a cow’s milk protein allergy.

Goat Milk Formulas

This can be a good option if your baby has a cow’s milk sensitivity vs. a diagnosed cow’s milk protein allergy. For Goat Milk formulas, I’d recommend: Kabrita USA or Holle Goat. For more details on goat milk formula, check out What’s the Best Goat Milk Formula for Your Baby?

Partially Hydrolyzed Formulas

These take a cow’s milk protein whey and break it up into large pieces. But this can still trigger an allergic reaction in babies who are allergic to cow’s milk.

Extensively Hydrolyzed Formulas

These are hypoallergenic. They are made for infants who can’t digest or are allergic to intact cow’s milk protein. These formulas break the casein (the cow’s milk protein) into pieces.

The healthiest options in this category actually come from Europe.

HiPP Comfort is most similar to a US hypoallergenic formula. It has extensively hydrolyzed whey protein (86-87% broken down) and does not contain casein (100:0 ratio). In addition, HiPP Comfort has a reduced lactose content. What’s interesting about HiPP Comfort is that while, in formulation, it is the closest to a US hypoallergenic formula and is more broken down than HiPP HA, it’s technically not labeled as a hypoallergenic formula in the EU for regulatory reasons. Comfort is typically indicated for gassiness, colic and constipation.  We do, in practice, find that parents seeking a “hypoallergenic” formula have been successful with Comfort, so for those who have babies who are sensitive to both whey and casein, this may be the formula for you!

HiPP HA is another fantastic option, because it does contain extensively hydrolyzed whey protein (86-87% broken down), and it doesn’t contain casein (100:0 ratio), but it does not have a reduced lactose content.

Common Extensively Hydrolyzed formulas in the US include Alimentum® or Nutramigen®, which are about 93% broken down – so slightly more than Comfort/HA. But if your baby tolerates HA or Comfort I would choose those over Alimentum/Nutramigen for a variety of reasons (more on that below!)

Amino Acid Based Formulas

These are hypoallergenic. These don’t include whole protein molecules at all. Instead, they contain all the basic amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These are the most expensive and are used when babies react even to extensively hydrolyzed formula. Common and Amino Acid Based formulas in the US include Neocate® or EleCare®. These don’t have great ingredients, but there isn’t a better option that I’ve found out there!

What makes European hypoallergenic formulas better than US formulas?

  • No processed or refined sugars (syrup, syrup solids, maltodextrin, sugar, brown rice syrup, etc).
  • Minimal synthetic nutrients: this includes lutein, lycopene, nucleotides, l-methionine. I won’t go into details on each nutrient listed above, but essentially – many are processed with neurotoxic solvents or are either themselves listed as a toxic ingredient.
  • They taste much better than the US hypoallergenic formulas! US hypoallergenic formulas are notorious for tasting and smelling horrible – and that can make it even more challenging to get your baby to drink them. But because they’re made with whole food and minimally processed ingredients the European formulas are usually well tolerated by babies in terms of taste and smell.
  • They’re pretty comparable in price, and sometimes even cheaper than the US hypoallergenic formulas.
  • Note: while most HiPP formulas are organic, HiPP Comfort and HiPP HA are technically not certified organic because the hydrolyzed protein is not available in an organic form.

So are the US formulas really that bad?

Even if you just look at the sugar content and ignore the highly processed ingredients, yes. Look at the ingredients from some of the most popular brands – and you’ll see that over 50% of the ingredients are literally just sugar. That’s just like spoon feeding your infant table sugar! It’s ridiculous. And the two options without a high amount of sugar (Nutramigen® and Alimentum® ready to feed versions) have carrageenan added.

  • Alimentum®: Corn Maltodextrin (35%), Casein Hydrolysate [Derived from Milk] (18%), Sugar (15%), High Oleic Safflower Oil (10%), Medium-Chain Triglycerides (10%), Soy Oil (8%).
  • Neocate®: Corn Syrup Solids (51%), Refined Vegetable Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides (8%), High Oleic Sunflower Oil (6%), Sunflower Oil (4%), Canola Oil (4%)), Fructooligosaccharides (Oligofructose (4%), Inulin (0.5% )
  • Nutramigen®: Corn Syrup Solids (48%), Vegetable Oil (Palm Olein, Coconut, Soy, and High Oleic Sunflower Oils) (26%), Casein Hydrolysate (Milk) (16%)*, Modified Corn Starch (4%)

If you compare that to the Ingredients in HiPP Comfort or the Ingredients in HiPP HAyou’ll see that there is zero added sugar for both of these formulas!

So if your little one is allergic to cow’s milk protein, I’d definitely recommend trying HiPP Comfort or HiPP HA before any of the US based hypoallergenic formulas. 

As for where to purchase these formulas, I’m in personal contact with the owners of all 6 of these companies: Organic Start, Little Bundle (formerly Huggable), MyOrganicCompany,  Dutch Expat Shop, Bottles and Burps, and Organic Baby Food, and I feel comfortable recommending them to you as options!

I hope this post helped you navigate finding best hypoallergenic baby formulas available today. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact me here – I respond to every message I get!

Trying to find a healthy hypoallergenic baby formula for your little one? This post outlines the best hypoallergenic formulas on the market today!

221 responses to “The Best Hypoallergenic Baby Formulas”

    • Hi Alex! I have heard of Else, but they are very new so I don’t know much about them! Their ingredients list looks much better than Neocate/Elecare/Alimentum/other formulas designed for CMPI — but I’m not sure about the indications for infants vs. toddlers since it is marketed as a toddler formula. You might want to just ask your pediatrician what their thoughts are about using something like Neocate/Alimentum/Elecare vs. Else and go with their recommendation!

  1. Hi Anjali,
    My baby is now 2 yrs old in suffering of Atopic Dermatitis skin disease could you pls help me which milk best for him and which food he has to avoid? Right now he has a lot of rashes in his body and always disturb his sleeping time because of itch. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Eden! I’m so sorry to hear that your baby has eczema! Has your baby been tested for allergies already? If not, that’s the first thing I’d recommend doing because it’ll help you figure out which foods to avoid (e.g. he might be allergic to things like corn which is a less common allergen but still is prevalent in a lot of foods). As for what type of milk is best — if he’s 2, he likely doesn’t need formula anymore – unless your pediatrician is telling you to keep him on formula for health reasons. So I would first get him allergy tested to find out whether he’s allergic to dairy, soy, peanuts, treenuts, etc. and based on that you can choose the right milk for him! If you can send me more info about his allergies and anything your pediatrician has recommended already that will help me give you some options!

  2. Hello Anjali!

    Thank you for the helpful information. My 14 month old son is allergic to dairy. His allergist recommended the U.S. Brands and said to avoid goat milk as well. I tried to read through your comments but I’m still lost as to what is recommended for a 14 month old that can’t have cow or goat milk protein. I think it would be helpful to breakdown your recommendation summary by Age. I’m literally down to my last saved Breastmilk package so I’m desperately looking to order something now. Will you please help? In Gratitude ~Tia

    • Hi Tia! Typically, after kids turn 1, they tend to move away from formula which is why all of these formulas are focused on the first 12 months of life. That said, with pediatrician approval, any of them can be used into the toddler years. If your allergist said your son can’t have cow or goat milk protein, then his only options are Alimentum, Nutramigen, or an amino acid formula — all of which do not taste that good because they are made of broken down milk proteins. Is your pediatrician recommending formula for your son? Or are they ok with you switching to solids and other protein / calcium sources besides milk? Let me know and then I can provide you with some better recs! Thanks!

  3. Hi Anjali, your article is so clear thank you! I have been going round in circles with my 4 month old from birth and could do with some advice. She has been fussy and irriatble from birth, she has all the classic colic symptoms (painful wind and gas, cries before she poos and when she passes gas) and cries alot. She generally spends most days in a fussy state and irriatable. She has also gained weighy very slowly, for her first 6 weeks of life she keot loosing and in 3.5 momths she has only gained 1 lbs 11 ounces from her birth weight. She is almost 4 months old now and her situation hasnt improved greatly. 3 weeks ago the Dr prescribed her SMA lactose free milk, she started taking bigger feeds and pooing almost everyday but the she remains gassy, fussy snd irritable. The Dr has now prescribed her Nutramigen LGG hypoallergenice formula (he said the colic symptoms and irriatability from birth could be a sign of a cows milk allergy?) But baby hates it! I have tried to introduce gradually but she just diesnt serm to like the taste. Im wondering hiw the nutramigen compares to the Hipp Comfort? And if I eould be better trying her on that? And advice would be really appreciated x

    • Hi Aine! Thanks so much for reaching out to me and I’m so sorry to hear about your baby girl’s digestive issues! That must be so stressful for both of you! Given how many issues she has had – I’d go with your doctor’s advice of trying Nutramigen first. Nutramigen is more broken down than HiPP Comfort — it is 93% hydrolyzed, vs. HiPP Comfort is only 86-87% hydrolyzed. Taste wise, HiPP Comfort does taste better than Nutramigen — but that won’t make a difference if she can’t tolerate it! There is no way to know how broken down a formula your daughter needs unfortunately, the only way to know is through trial and error. If your pediatrician is ok with you trying HiPP Comfort first, go ahead and do that but make sure you get your peds to approve. If not, then keep trying to give her Nutramigen slowly (mixing it with formulas she has accepted in the past but not tolerated as well). If she doesn’t tolerate Nutramigen, your only other option is to move to an amino acid formula like Elecare or Neocate. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

  4. Hello! Would it be okay to switch from Gerber Extensive HA to Hipp HA Combiotik? My son has the milk protein allergy and more severe reflux.

    • Hi Elena! I’m not sure how broken down Gerber Extensive HA is — so I’m not sure if it’s comparable to HiPP HA. That said, I would just ask your pediatrician if they are supportive of you making the switch. And if they are, go ahead and switch but do it slowly – over a period of 1-2 weeks so your baby can get used the new formula gradually. Hope that helps!

  5. I just wanted to say thank you so much. I was overwhelmed and drowning in information after learning my little one has a milk intolerance. Your information is clear, easily understood, and SO SO helpful. Thank you for creating this post.

    • what formula do you recommend: I’m currently breastfeeding, but my supply is getting low and I may need to supplement. I am currently on an elimination diet avoiding dairy, soy, egg, corn, nuts, and wheat. My son has tried alimentum RTF and didn’t do well with that (fussiness, gas, diarrhea)

      • Hi Lisa! Given that Alimentum didn’t work for your son, he may need something even more broken down (like an amino acid formula – e.g. Neocate). HiPP HA and Comfort are not as broken down as Alimentum RTF — they are only 86-87% hydrolyzed vs. 93% hydrolyzed for Alimentum. Between HA and Comfort, Comfort is more broken down since it has hydrolyzed proteins, modified fats and reduced lactose. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

  6. Hi Anjali,
    Thanks for such an informative blog.I was planning to start my 1 year old on formula since he gets hives by cows milk and was looking for different options and this blog really helped.I am breastfeeding and planning to wean off now.Would you recommend anything different for 1 year old since their nutritional req are different such as go grow similac or enfamil’s toddler formula ?

    • Hi Tina! For a 1 year old that’s sensitive to cow’s milk – I’d actually try Kabrita’s Goat Milk formula first to see if that helps! If it does then you won’t have to use a hypoallergenic formula specifically. You can also just try whole goat milk for your toddler if you want to see how he reacts to regular goat milk before trying the formula! Hope that helps!

  7. Hello! Looking for some advice please. My 9 month, soon to be 10 month is allergic to milk. We tried to give him Similac Pro Advance recently and he broke out in hives, swelled up, and was vomiting so we rushed him into the ER. So far I have been able to successfully breastfeed, however due to being pregnant again my supply is dropping. I tried to give him soy formula and amino acid formula and he refuses to even drink it. I need to switch him to something so he doesn’t starve. He eats solids all day but I still think its important for him to have some kind of formula/milk throughout the day. I need to find some answers fast before my supply completely vanishes! I got a sample from a friend of HIPP Comfort and we will be testing it out this week. Was wondering if that would be an option considering his milk allergy. Thank you!

    • Hi Klaudia! Depending on how severe his milk allergy is, HiPP Comfort might work well for him! It’s the closest the EU has to a formula like Nutramigen because it has hydrolyzed proteins (86-87% hydrolyzed), reduced lactose and modified fats. Nutramigen has 93% hydrolyzed protein – so it’s still more broken down than Comfort, but Comfort will be the closest thing the EU has formulation wise to Nutramigen. I hope your son does well on HiPP Comfort when you try it out! Let me know how it goes!

  8. “No synthetic preservatives (ascorbic palmitate and beta carotene are the common ones here)”

    I thought beta carotene was an acceptable source of vitamin A, not a synthetic preservative. Is it harmful? Please clarify! Thanks!

  9. Hi Anjali
    Thanks for your informative blog. Wondering what you would suggest. Had my baby on genteleese saw loads of vomiting switched to simila sensitive saw less but still some. Did some research and found myself pulled towards the holle formula started on the cow pre but she was pretty constipated on that(could be i didnt give enough time) anyhow have her on the holle goat. Shes deffinatly better on this. Its been almost a month and she seems to be able to pass a bm (although is green and pasty) but her spit up is still constant. Wondering at this point if I should go to hipp ha, comfort or just the anti reflux?? Thank you so much. Sheyrl ps she’s almost 4 months now and still seems to have some stomach pain during the night

    • Hi Sheryl! I’m so sorry to hear about your baby’s digestive issues! That must be so stressful! If her poop is still green & pasty I’m not sure the Holle Goat is working for her, especially if the spit up is still really bad. It sounds like she might have both a lactose / dairy allergy and an issue with reflux. At this point it might just be a matter of trial and error to find a formula that works. HiPP AR is not a hypoallergenic formula in the sense that it doesn’t have hydrolyzed milk proteins or reduced lactose the way that HiPP HA and HiPP Comfort do. I would ask your pediatrician which issue is the primary/worse issue for your daughter — if it’s the poop/digestion/lactose allergy then you should try HiPP HA or Comfort. If it’s the reflux then you should try HiPP AR. I would also make sure your pediatrician is comfortable with whichever formula you choose before transitioning, and make sure to transition very slowly to the new formula to make it easy on her system. Hope that helps!

      • thank you! Going to see Dr tomorrow for her 4 month check up, ill ask him but his go to is usually nutermiagin. I would say her problem is more the spit up. but if the she still had minor discomfort with the goat then i assume the hipp AR may make her tummy worse. Between the comfort or Ha which would you suggest? and also when you say transition slowly what do you suggest? thanks so much

      • I think if her allergy is very severe you could go straight to Comfort since it’s much more broken down than HA (it has reduced lactose and modified fats in addition to hydrolyzed milk proteins). But every baby is different and some babies who don’t do well on Comfort do great on HA – so it might just have to be trial and error! When I say transition slowly I mean – over a period of 7 days, slowly increase the amount of the new formula you’re giving her and decrease the amount of the old formula you’re giving her in each bottle (ounce by ounce). I hope you find something that works for her soon!

  10. My baby has been on Alimentum RTF but I would like to try a European formula based on his allergies. He is allergic to corn, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, dairy. However, he is 7m old. I was going to try the HA Comfort but it’s marketed towards 0-6m. Should I try something else?

    • Hi Meenu! Both HiPP HA and Comfort are marketed towards infants under 6 months old because they expect most allergies to appear and peak during that time, and that many babies start to grow out of their allergies after 6 months of age. That’s obviously not the case for every baby, so as long as your pediatrician is supportive, you can use HA or Comfort for your little one (they will work up to 12 months of age!)

  11. Hello,

    Would like your advice on HiPP formula, my son was experiencing bloating, gassiness, nasal congestion, constipation and eczema while breastfeeding. We tried treating his constipation with lactulose but it didn’t help even though he was getting the highest dose. His pediatrician recommended him to be on a hypoallergenic formula. His pediatrician put him on puramino since she didn’t have nutramigen due to COVID. He did not do good on the formula he ended getting more constipated, his belly rumble a lot, gassy, and eczema got worse. So, I tied HiPP, but now he is having been numerous mucous pasty stools. He still has the eczema. Do you think I should try HiPP comfort or something else?

  12. Hi Anjali, thank you for such an informative post (& blog)! Like many, I’m at a desperate point and am not sure which way to go. At 5 months, my daughter started experiencing hives and we weren’t sure whether it was an allergy or a common baby virus. It was additionally tricky because she was drinking Holle since she was days old to supplement my supply (so we didn’t look at a milk allergy right away) but she also never had any additional symptoms to support a virus (ie fever, diarrhea, etc). For weeks, I gave other formulas a try (everything down your list), met with my peds and finally was referred to a pediatric allergist who did a telemedicine appt. Before testing her, he directed me to switch her to soy for a week. I was hesitant but desperate to give my baby relief from hives and now an onset of eczema.
    There was some relief but she still would have a hive here and there. This allowed her to physically see the allergist Who conducted a skin test. She was diagnosed with a cow’s milk allergy (but NOT the casein) and a very small reaction to soy. He suggested I put her on Alimentum or keep her on soy. I wasn’t happy with either choices. Hipp HA and Comfort didn’t work. I tried to wean her off of soy by reintroducing Alimentum ready to feed slowly (2 oz Alimentum mixed with 4 oz Soy). She completely broke out in hives so I assume she isn’t as tolerant to even extensively hydrolyzed Alimentum. Now, I am reduced to possibly the Amino Acid Formulas like Elecare. Would you suggest Elecare over Non-GMO Soy Formula from Earth’s Best? I’m concerned of both the ingredients not being as clean as well as soy not having as many studies in long term use. I did question soy to both my pediatrician as well as the allergist and they both just shrugged it off – additionally, the allergist said if anything, he would be more concerned if my child was a boy due to the phytoestrogen but she’s a girl. I feel pretty lost at this point and would love your feedback. Considering babies can outgrow a milk allergy, do you think I can eventually move her to extensively hydrolyzed like Alimentum and then to the EU HA formulas by chance? I have boxes of them now and would love it if I can move her from the less attractive options in time. Thanks so much for your input!

    • Hi Leslie! I’m so sorry you’ve had so many struggles finding a formula that works! I’m sure that’s been incredibly stressful. Honestly, if it were my baby, I would rather have them on Elecare than on Soy Formula just because I’m wary of the long term effects of too much soy in infancy for boys OR girls. I think I would put her on Elecare and if she does well on it (no hives, etc) then I’d keep using that for a while. After you transition her to solids, you could try reintroducing the ready to feed Alimentum (which has less sugar than the powdered Alimentum). When you reintroduce it I’d do it in extremely small doses over a period of a few weeks where you slowly increase the Alimentum and decrease the Elecare. If that goes well, then I’d keep her on Alimentum for another month or two. And then again, do a very very slow transition from Alimentum to HiPP HA or Comfort. But my first step would be to try Elecare, see how she does and then take it from there. You could also try Baby’s Only with Pea Protein if the Elecare doesn’t work (since that is lactose free but not soy based). I hope that helps and I hope you find something that works soon!

      • Hi Anjali, the site wasn’t working correctly when I first wanted to reply but I just had to come back to make sure I could thank you for your thoughtful and such timely response! I truly appreciate it and all of the helpful information you continue to share on your blog! All the best to you and in good health, Leslie

  13. I’m looking to see what your thoughts are on HiPP organic anti reflux milk. My daughter hasn’t been diagnosed but IM sure she has silent reflux. She was on cow and gate but that didn’t agree, she is now on Kendamil after reading amazing reviews but she hasn’t fully settled on it. I can hear her tummy bubbling while she drinks, she can have a lot of wind that can be quite smelly and she has started refusing bottles half way through. She gets the hiccups very often and sometimes gags for no reason , even hours after a feed. I feel at a loose end .

    Any advice ?

    • Hi Lindsay! Thanks for reaching out! HiPP AR is actually a great option for babies whose only symptoms are reflux/silent reflux (vs. babies who have a diagnosed allergy and may need a “stronger” hypoallergenic formula). HiPP AR is designed to help babies “keep it down” — because it includes locust bean gum which makes the formula creamier/thicker. The only real way to know is to buy a box and test it out! I’d recommend buying from Huggable because they have a policy that they will send you a new box of formula for free if your existing box of formula that you purchased from them isn’t working for your baby. Hope that helps!

  14. Hi Anjali,
    Great blog.. My 8 month old was passing blood in her stools on and off since she was 2 months old and most symptoms pointed to cow milk protein allergy. We tried similac and aptamil before (she threw up both of those). She was almost entirely breastfed till 6 months and now I am supplementing her on Bimbosan HA for past two months along with solids. Bimbosan is readily available in Switzerland and she seems to be fine taking couple of feeds. I was wondering whether you have any assessment of the brand Bimbosan?
    Thanks in advance,

    • Hi Shraddha! Bimbosan Organic is a great brand and I’d recommend them! But their HA formula specifically isn’t as good as HiPP HA because it has added syrup solids in it. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  15. Hello – this helps a lot. I’m currently trying my 12 week old on HA and the pediatrician said give it 2-3 days then change if the blood in her stool (only symptom) isn’t gone. How long do you recommend giving each one a try?

    • Hi Nicole! I’m so glad this was helpful! Typically I’d say 3-7 days to assess whether a formula is helping/making a difference. But if your pediatrician said 3 days I’d stick to that! Just be sure to transition slowly (over a period of 7 days) to a new formula if you do end up switching!

  16. Hi anjal,
    My baby has been on gerber good start with reflux/ discomfort /gas after eating. We just switched to HiPP combiotik (German) with no immediate relief but likely he is still adjusting. After researching further, I think he’d be better off trying HiPP comfort before trying Alimentum (which is what doc has reccd). Is it ok to switch to comfort having only been on combiotik for 2 days? Thank you!

    • Hi Lisa! Yes, you can switch but again I’d do it gradually — over a period of 1 week where you slowly increase Comfort and decrease regular HiPP so that it’s not too much fo a “shock” to his system!

  17. Also, there are multiple combiotik options available even for hyperallergenic. And comfort is. It hyperallergenic. Looking on huggable website.

    • Hi Jenny! HiPP Comfort and HiPP HA are both hypoallergenic, but HiPP Comfort is the most hypoallergenic formula available in the EU today. HiPP HA is not as broken down as HiPP Comfort is. Hope that helps clarify!

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