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Could CMPI 14mo be reacting to Aptamil Pepti 2? At a loss with dd's eczema outbreak

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GentlyGentlyOhDear Sat 22-Jun-13 21:37:51

I'm really confused at the minute with DD and her seemingly constant eczema outbreaks.

I exclusively breastfed until she was 12.5months but used the Alpro soya 1+ or oatly in meals. When I stopped bf I went to the doctors to ask for a formula as oat milk isn't recommended until 2 as the main milk and I didn't want her having so much soya.

But it seems that around the same time as she started drinking the formula her eczema has had an awful breakout and isn't fully under control. I really dislike using steroid cream on her - especially her face.
The only other thing that coincided with the outbreak was a nasty croup virus she had for about 3 weeks. She still has a bit of a cough and constant runny nose and I'm also wondering if it could be hayfever now!?

I've got an appt at the docs for next week to see what she thinks, but I'm struggling to know what to do about the eczema as she only had one small patch before I stopped bf and now she has bits all over.

Any suggestions or anyone experienced similar?

MiaowTheCat Tue 25-Jun-13 14:00:48

DD2's on Neocate and I was forced on cost grounds into trialing her on Aptamil Pepti 1 recently... one scoop of it into her usual feed and bam - unhappy pukey baby and within a day her skin had started to flake up into a reaction again (kind of looked like a sore oozey cradle cap more than "normal" eczema though)... back onto Neocate (with a repeat prescription for 3 months, pennypinching GP having conceded temporary defeat - I felt like framing the repeat form tbh) and her skin's clearing up again nicely.

The way I understand it is if you think of the protein molecules like Lego models - there are progressive degrees of them being trampled down and broken up (until you hit Neocate type levels where it's a melted mush of liquid plastic) and it's finding the size of broken down model where the reaction ceases to occur.

GentlyGentlyOhDear Tue 25-Jun-13 20:12:33

Ah right that is really interesting thank you.
The eczema is like scaly scab patches - more like an impetigo type thing but not weepy.
Aptamil is the only milk I've tried so will suggest this to the doctor. It seems like too much of a coincidence for it to have all flared up at the same time as starting the milk.
Feeling guilty that I stopped breastfeeding now sad

MistyB Tue 25-Jun-13 20:40:01

Well done for breastfeeding for 12 months and don't beat yourself up, there are plenty of things that will fall into that category!

Get Lucy Burney's Optimal nutrition for babies and toddlers for information on the sources of nutrition and compare the nutritional content of Aptamil Pepti 2 and see if you think you can source this nutrition elsewhere (you can!!) You would need to adapt her diet and it does take work and research but you can survive and thrive without milk.

annguyen187 Fri 13-Sep-13 06:40:58

Optimal nutrition
People need food to live, as well as drinking is one of the basic needs of human beings. Nutritional Science helps us understand what people need in food and thereby develop appropriate diet for each age group, each state of physiological, pathological.
Proper nutrition, hygiene should be all done, first of all in the household. It was one of the backup strategy to protect the most active and improve their health to build a happy family, prosperous country.
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