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Mater’s maternity and baby care
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Infants with cow’s milk protein allergy
(CMPA) now have access to a 100% rice
protein-based formula – Novalac Allergy.
A study published in the European
Journal of Paediatrics found that
Novalac Allergy was proven to reduce
a combination of allergy symptoms by
74.1% after one month and 88.9% by
the sixth month.
1,2 The study found that
significant improvements in weight
gain were demonstrated after the first
month of using Novalac Allergy, helping
to normalise weight after a six-month
In Australia and New Zealand, CMPA
is the most common childhood food
allergy, affecting approximately one in
50 babies. The condition peaks in the
first year of the infant’s life, with more
than 80% of CMPA cases resolved by the
age of five. Globally, 5–15% of infants
are unable to tolerate cow’s milk.
Medical Director of Allergy Medical in
Sydney and Brisbane, Professor Pete
Smith, said: ‘The introduction of Novalac
Allergy is positive news for parents of
infants with the condition, as there is a
significant proportion of CMPA sufferers
who will still react to hydrolysed
formulas, or are unable to tolerate
amino acid formulas. The mainstay of
treatment is to remove the allergic cow’s
milk protein from the child’s diet while
ensuring alternative feeding options are
1. Vandenplas Y, et al. Novarice Trial 6 Months. European
Journal of Paediatrics. 2014:173(9):1209–16.
2. Vandenplas Y et al. Arch Dis Child. 2007;92:902–8 .
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