Nature’s One® offers Baby's Only Organic® Pea Protein Formula that is dairy and soy free. If a child has allergies, it is best to consult with the child's healthcare professional before use of Baby's Only Organic® Pea Protein Formula. Although pea protein allergies are uncommon, it is especially important if a child has been diagnosed with a peanut or soybean allergy because peas are in the same legume family.
Special hypoallergenic formulas are treated with an enzyme that reduces the intact protein into its free amino acids which helps to eliminate the immune response to the protein which is the cause for an allergic reaction. In situations where an infant has allergies or an intolerance to cow’s milk protein or soy protein, healthcare professionals will usually recommend what is known as a protein hydrolysate formula such as Alimentum or Nutramigen. These specialized formulas have had the protein broken down (hydrolyzed) to eliminate the allergic reaction associated with whole proteins. There is presently no organic protein hydrolysate or amino acid based formula on the market. As with any change made to your baby’s diet, we recommend consulting with your baby’s healthcare professional to see what product would be best suited for your baby.