What is the difference between easy-to-digest or comfort formulas and hypoallergenic formulas?

Comfort formulas, also called Easy-to-Digest formulas, are intended for babies with general, non-specific gastro-intestinal problems. These formulas are often based on mildly predigested proteins, so mildly hydrolysed proteins, to facilitate the digestion process. Often other ingredients are also added, like galacto-oligo-saccharides, locust beam gum, or specific fatty acids. Comfort formulas still contain intact and immune-reactive protein fragments and are therefore not suitable for reducing the risk of cow’s milk allergy.