Did you know that 30-40% of the world’s population live with an allergic disease?*

Some allergies may go unnoticed while others can be life-threatening. In particular, food allergies such as cow’s milk allergy (CMA) can be particularly challenging as symptoms can be varied and it can be difficult to identify the cause when symptoms are treated separately.

The average time to diagnosis of CMA is 4 months, requiring more than 18 visits to a healthcare professional before a diagnosis is determined13.During this period, the impact on infants and their carers extends beyond symptoms alone, impacting physical, psychological and financial aspects of their lives. These impacts create a strong rationale for developing effective strategies for infants at risk of and with cow’s milk allergy.

The food allergy burden goes beyond symptoms



Rise of future allergies

(Allergic march)1-3



Anxiety and stress for parent & child4-6

Impact on quality of life5,7



Increased medication use and health costs8-11

Increased indirect costs
(e.g. loss of income due to time off work)12,13

The impact of food allergies on patients and their families

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Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breast milk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Products suitable for CMA are foods for special medical purposes for the dietary management of cows’ milk allergy. They should only be used under medical supervision, after full consideration of the feeding options available including breastfeeding.

Important Notice

Pepti Syneo and Neocate Syneo are food for special medical purposes and should only be used under medical supervision, after full consideration of feeding options available including breastfeeding.

*. World Health Organization. White Book on Allergy 2011-2012 Executive Summary. By Prof. Ruby Pawankar, MD, PhD, Prof. Giorgio Walkter Canonica, MD, Prof. Stephen T. Holgate, BSc, MD, DSc, FMed Sci and Prof. Richard F. Lockey, MD.
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