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Nutramigen weaning help - desperate!

(5 Posts)
Maz007 Sat 23-Mar-13 15:40:17

Oatly (oats milk) and Koko (used to be Kara, coconut based? are both good for cooking. There are other extensively hydrolysed formulas that are supposed to taste better than nutramigen but we never got past that.

Is he ok with soya? There is some debate about this, and a high proportion of those allergic to cows milk will also react to soya, but this is not inevitably the case and for both my DC we were advised to go onto soya formula by their allergist. If he can have soya it opens up bought pudding options which are easy sources of calcium.

Very similar experience with DS by the sound of it - got down to 0.7%ile at one point and weight was always a concern... though he's now 6, has outgrown his allergy and was on the 50th %ile when he was weighed by the school nurse! Never been so happy to be average.

The only trouble with oatly and other milks like that is that they are lower in fat and protein so you'll have to get extra elsewhere. Do you have access to a dietician?

Could you ask to switch to aptamil pepti as it might be more palatable. ?

Kara coconut milk is good. You can get oat and soya "cream" too which would be quite good for adding extra calories to mash potato.
I would definately ask to see a dietitian.

Finallygotaroundtoit Sat 23-Mar-13 15:31:47

Can't help with food/milk ideas but wondering if you can see a Paediatric Dietitician? I've heard they are rare but you must surely be a priority.

Emmiedarling Sat 23-Mar-13 15:26:56

Hello, I'm desperate for a bit of help.

My baby boy is 6 months old. He has been on Nutramigen 1 since the end of January as he has a cows milk allergy.

He is also a small baby - sitting on the 2nd centile.

He ABSOLUTELY HATES this milk. I mean really hates it and only takes the bare minimum. The paed said, at 5 months, he should be weaned. I started with the obvious pear/carrot etc. I tried baby rice but he wouldnt take it if it was made with Nutramigen.

A few weeks ago he got rota virus, was in hospital for 5 days and lost weight. He's under 2nd centile. Now the paed says he must have a full diet (excluding dairy obviously).

I want to know what milk i can cook with that isn't Nutramigen. Oat milk? i know almond is a no no because it is nut. Rice has arsenic... what can i use? Goat?

Presumably he will now have to go on Nutramigen 2 but i guess it tastes just as rank?

thanks so much for your help.

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