Frequently asked questions

With all of this information available to you, you’re bound to have questions. Browse the topics below to find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.


How is CMA typically diagnosed?

How is CMA typically managed?

Can colic be a symptom of CMA?

Is CMA the same as lactose intolerance?

What is a hypoallergenic formula?

Should soya formula, comfort formula, lactose-free formula or milk from other animals be used for CMA?

Hypoallergenic formula tastes different from routine formula; how can I get my baby started on Alimentum/EleCare?

Can I give my baby off-the-shelf milks such as oat and rice drinks?

What makes Alimentum or EleCare different from other formulas?

Will Alimentum or EleCare meet all my child’s nutritional needs?

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breastfeeding is best for infants and is recommended for as long as possible during infancy. Alimentum and EleCare are infant formulas for special medical purposes and should only be used under the recommendation or guidance of a healthcare professional.


UK-SIMILAC-2000018 November 2020