IF YOU’RE NOT NURSING, WHAT’S BETTER–COW’S MILK OR SOY? Actually…neither. Mother’s milk is superior to anything and every single attempt needs to be made to nurse before moving on to formula. That being said, it is not always possible. Regardless of what type of formula you use, the newborn’s GI tract is not ready to be bombarded with one type of protein again and again and again.
I really feel that hydrolyzed formulas (Nutramagen, Alimentum) are the best choice for formula feeding if nursing is not an option. This gives that developing GI tract and immune system less intact proteins to react to and develop an atopic profile with allergies and asthma. Couple this with no antibiotics, use of probiotics and Vit D and you’ve got a nick recipe for a healthy immune response.