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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Hypoallergenic and lacking in amino acid-based infant formula – Huntsville Doppler

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is reporting the availability of certain hypoallergenic infant formulas (eg, Alimentum®, Pregestimil®, Nutramingen®, etc.) and amino acid-based formulas (eg Puramino), which have led to the current availability in Canada. is limited. Supply issues in the United States. Regular infant formula is not affected by this deficiency.

Health Canada is working on strategies to increase the availability of hypoallergenic infant formula.

If you use hypoallergenic or amino acid-based infant formula and are unable to purchase it, contact your healthcare provider for information about alternative feeding solutions and/or if you have any questions or concerns.

Given the circumstances, some families may seek alternative sources of infant nutrition, and may benefit from the following information:

  • Homemade formulas are not recommended for:
    • Homemade infant formulas are not recommended because they may not provide the proper balance of nutrients that babies need. They may also contain ingredients (and allergens) or be prepared in a way that can result in contamination by harmful bacteria that cause serious illness.
    • meeting Safety of Homemade Infant Formula in Canada – Canada.ca
  • The risks of casual breastmilk sharing can be:
    • Babies who require hypoallergenic formulas may not be able to tolerate breast milk.
    • Sharing unprocessed breast milk obtained from private sources is not recommended and there are risks that could cause your baby to become ill:
  • (Re)Breastfeeding may be an option for some families:
    • Infants who require hypoallergenic formulas may not be able to tolerate breast milk and parents should first consult with their healthcare provider whether (re)breastfeeding is an option.
    • (re)The breastfeeding process requires intensive lactation counseling/assistance including the support of a nutritionist and/or registered dietitian.
    • our journey help and support webpage or www.ontariobreastfeeds.ca for more information.

if you have questions:

  • Consult your healthcare provider.
  • Call Health Connection to speak with a public health nurse at 1-877-721-7520, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • meeting Health Connect Ontario Or call 811 to speak or chat with a registered nurse or lactation specialist online.
  • Dial 211, a free helpline that connects you with community and social services in your area around the clock, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

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