Standard infant formula uses cow’s milk as its nutritional basis. Cow’s milk does not match up with the nutrition that growing infants require to properly develop and can cause issues such as Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA). By utilising breast milk components, Harmony replaces the need for cow’s milk in formula. This has benefits for treating and preventing cow’s milk allergy, as well as nutritional benefits for allergic and nonallergic babies alike.
There are three main allergenic proteins found in cow’s milk and the formulas that are based upon it. Based upon breast milk, Harmony is naturally hypoallergenic, meaning it does not have these allergenic proteins and can be used to treat CMA. The current formula options that are used to treat CMA, such as cow’s milk hydrolyzed protein formulas and amino acid formulas, are subpar and have to make certain sacrifices to be hypoallergenic. They have a foul taste and smell, can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea and vomiting, and their broken down proteins do not offer the same nutritional benefits. On top of all this, parents have to pay extremely high prices, upwards of $40 per can, for these subpar products. By using breast milk proteins, Harmony can effectively be used to treat CMA without making any of the sacrifices that the current hypoallergenic solutions must make.
Harmony can also be used to prevent Cow’s Milk Allergy from occurring in the first place. Studies have shown that CMA rates are much higher among exclusively formula fed infants. than infants that were primarily breastfed. According to Dr. Victoria Martin MD, “Infants initially fed both breast milk and formula were 61% less likely to develop FPIAP (CMA) compared with those exclusively formula-fed” (2020). By using breast milk components instead of cow’s milk, and thus better imitating the nutrients an infant would receive from their mother, it stands to reason that an infant fed Harmony would be much less likely to develop CMA than one fed standard cow’s milk formula.
Harmony is a step above standard formula for non-allergic babies as well. When looking for a formula, parents are typically looking for the formula that most closely resembles breast milk. Our goal is to do exactly that. By replacing cow’s milk with breast milk components, Harmony’s formula offers a variety of benefits for every baby, such as human proteins that can only occur in breast milk, human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) that do wonders for the infant’s microbiome and nutrient absorption ability, and a taste and digestibility that mimics that of breast milk, making Harmony very easy for the baby to consume.
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Martin, V. M., Virkud, Y. V., Seay, H., Hickey, A., Ndahayo, R., Rosow, R., Southwick, C., Elkort, M., Gupta, B., Kramer, E., Pronchick, T., Reuter, S., Keet, C., Su, K.-W., Shreffler, W. G., & Yuan, Q. (2020). Prospective assessment of pediatrician-diagnosed food protein–induced allergic proctocolitis by gross or occult blood. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 8(5), 1692–1699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2019.12.029