Controversies on the role of hydrolysed formulas in the prevention of allergy and management of cow’s milk protein allergy in infants

Editor(s): Antonella Muraro, Hania Szajewska, Kirsi Laitinen, Martinas Kuslys .

There are controversies surrounding the role of hydrolysed formulas (HF) in the prevention of allergy and management of cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) in infants. The symposium focused on the importance of the selection criteria of studies in meta-analyses and to gain an appreciation of the specific considerations when interpreting meta-analyses; further it discussed safe and suitable nutritional management for infants with CMPA; and the heterogeneity of the hydrolysates used in extensively HF (eHF) intended for the management of infants with CMPA. Data from an analytical programme on a wide range of commercially available eHF using a range of techniques were presented.