5. August 2011 | 17:47

Multiple Food Protein Intolerance (MFPI)

Children with an allergy to several common food proteins like for example cows' milk, chicken’s eggs and peanuts in addition to soya bean are called multiple food protein intolerant (MFPI).

More than 50% of children with a food allergy show allergic reactions to more than one food protein. In rare cases also breast-fed babies suffer from MFPI. Infants suffering from MFPI may show negative reactions to extensively hydrolysed formula. Infants with intolerance to extensively hydrolysed formulae can be safely fed with an amino acid-based formula.

An elimination diet using a hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formula can play a key role in the dietary management of children with MFPI. What makes amino acid-based formulae so special is the fact that they are made with amino acids - the building blocks of protein and they do not trigger an allergic response.

Please consult your child’s Doctor when you suspect MFPI in your child!