Neocate Formula and Bone Disorders
Neocate Formula is a line of amino acid formulas, sometimes called elemental formulas, prescribed to infants and children who can’t handle cows-milk or soy formulas for reasons such as:
- Alergic to Cow milk
- Soy allergy
- Multiple food protein intolerance (MFPI)
- GERD or Eosinophilic esophagitis or other Food-allergy-associated conditions.
- Short bowel syndrome
- GI disorders
Since Neocate Formula is made from essential amino acids, which is protein in its simplest form, digestion is easier than formulas made from cows-milk or soy proteins.
Neocate Formula and the link to potential bone disorders was first noted in an April 2017 study that appeared in the medical journal Bone. The research concentrated on 51 infants and children who had been diagnosed with unexplained hypophosphatemia. Skeletal radiographs demonstrated fractures, undermineralization, or rickets in 94% of the cases. The authors of the study made note that many of the diets of this group of infants and children consisted solely of Neocate Formula products for varied time periods prior to their presentation. The infants and children studied showed improvement once they were given supplemental phosphate or switched to a different formula.
As to their findings, the recommendation by the authors was to carefully monitor mineral metabolism in children fed elemental formula products.
You and your family may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other damages if your child was prescribed Neocate Formula and was subsequently diagnosed with rickets, dangerously low phosphate levels or unexplained broken bones. To learn more, visit the BagolieFriedman.com website or call 1-888-422-4654 for a no-cost consultation.
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