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26/09/2013 at 14:05
So P is on this now and i have a couple of questions.
Firstly could it be any more disgusting?! I tasted a bit the other day and it made me gag. I now feel like i am torturing P by giving her this bloody awful stuff instead of normal foemula or bf. Does Neocate taste any better?! I feel so bad that she has to drink this all day.
Secondly i know they say "loose green stools" are normal but how loose are your LO's poos? P's main symptom was diarrhoea so i dont know if its getting better or not!
Do your LO's drink less of it than regular formula or bm? It says on the tin she shoukd have 7oz 4 times a day? She only ever has 4 or 5 at a time so going to get her weighed next week. She does have more feeds than 4 a day though so perhaps it works out eventually.
Just wondering how other LOs are doing on this really.....x
26/09/2013 at 15:31
I had the same feelings as you when S was prescribed it, but once we got her to drink it she loved it! Infact I can't get her to drink anything else. Her stools were loose to start with, but they're quite normal now she's almost fully weaned. You do get used to the smell. I don't find it at all repulsive any more. S is doing brilliantly on it, so I can't fault it really. Oh and as it does taste so vile it makes weaning so much easier as she'll eat anything and loves things like broccoli.
26/09/2013 at 16:01
N wouldn't drink it, we couldn't get beyond half and half. So we were given Neocate which he drinks so problem. Neocate vomit stinks though!
Aptamil Pepti was the worst, it gave him green mucousy diarrhoea, it was awful, so the paediatrician told us to stop it.
26/09/2013 at 17:34
I guess as long as she is happy. She drinks it ok now but it was awful to start with bless her.
Thank you x
26/09/2013 at 18:22
P didn't bat an eye lid at the taste, smells awful though. Ps poos are still loose somedays but firmer others but I'm bf and topping up with nutramigen so maybe why. She seems to be really windy on this though and can scream for an hour with trapped wind and also before pooing. She's quite rashy on it too, I'm not sure what's normal and whats not so gp wants to refer her to the hospital. L had it too and was like a different baby straight away but with P I just can't decide if it's right for her.
26/09/2013 at 18:23
how long has she been on it? have her symptoms improved?
26/09/2013 at 18:40
She isnt crying inconsolably for hours anymore but P also has a rash all over her front. I cant decide if its right for her or not. She isnt drinking as much so going to check weight gain. She does seem happier but at the moment the diarrhoea is just as bad. Its the consistency of gravy so just a bit thicker than water and greeny. She has been on 100% Nutramigen bottles since Tues so not long at all and i know i need to give it time to see if it makes a difference.
I feel like its all a total guessing game and i still dont know if she actually is lactose intolerant or allergic to cows milk so the grim milk might even be for nothing IYSWIM? I guess we take her off it in a few weeks and see what happens?! I guess the paediatrician will know where we go next?
26/09/2013 at 19:25
It can take a couple of weeks for all intolerance symptoms to totally go, so don't worry if you've not seen a massive improvement. It was different for us as I'd been expressing having cut dairy out of my diet, so the symptoms has more or less gone before she was given the nutramigen. I commented on the taste to the dietician who said not to worry as she wouldn't know any different and wouldn't drink it at all if she found it that repulsive. There is nutramigen aa which is meant to be nicer, but much more expensive which is why they won't prescribe it easily.
Libby have you cut dairy out of your diet? If not the nutramigen won't make a lot of different as there will still be milk in your milk.
26/09/2013 at 19:31
F's poos are actually much firmer on the nutramigen. Can't remember how long it took for them to firm up though but his rash was gone within two days and he was much more relaxed. He is on the aa now as his symptoms returned after two weeks when his body recognised the milk protein. The aa is still gross btw! Give it a few weeks and see, as you are under a consultant already you will get there. We are still waiting on our appointment, thankfully his GP was willing to prescribe what he needed and has said we don't need to retest the normal milk again until we see the consultant as the last trial made his symptoms come back.
Are you seeing a dietian as well?
26/09/2013 at 19:36
lwo...I cut out dairy and it made no difference, I'm not big on dairy anyway as it doesn't agree with me either but do use soya/almond milk . I know a lot of babies react to soya aswell as cows milk and I asked the gp if I should cut that out too but she said that my milk wouldn't contain enough cows milk/soya to cause a reaction! maybe I should?
26/09/2013 at 21:13
Apparently 1 in 4 babies who are milk intolerant are also soya intolerant, so there is a chance that the soya milk could also be causing a problem (if your child is highly intolerant, the smallest amount passing through your milk can make a difference). However, nutramigen is cow's milk based, but with the proteins broken down. If your child has a milk allergy rather than a protein intolerance, then nutramigen probably won't help and you may need to try something else. I'd def, talk to your consultant about it. x
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