These are “Amino-Acid based formula”.
At the Childrens Clinic | Allergy Centre, we often prescribe these special formulas for babies with severe multiple food allergy and/or malabsorption, bowel problems, poor growth and reflux disease. Each baby needs careful assessment to work out the best appropriate formula.
These special “milks” are expensive. You require specialist Pediatrician approval to qualify for a health subsidy to get these formulas on a prescription.
Neocate and Elecare are similar products.
Amino Acid Formula mixing instructions.
For babies 1 to 12 months old: Formula
Neocate 1 30 mls
Elecare 1 60 mls
LCP, plain, Vanilla
When measured, powder should be unpacked and level in the scoop.
(Elecare Vanilla is only for children over 1 year of age, but can be used for babies if made up as above.)
For Toddlers over 12 months, they should NOT be automatically transitioned to the Advance or Elecare high concentration (4 scoops to 150mls), unless there are growth problems. This should be discussed with your paediatrician.