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allergic to aptamil pepti

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theignored Thu 19-Sep-13 20:09:23

Hi all, web we only just got our 8month old diagnosed with cma.
Originally he was prescribed nutramigen but he wouldn't drink it due to the taste.
So we were moved onto aptamil pepti 2, he's been on this for about for four weeks now. His symptoms disappeared, he slept through the first three nights after starting the milk and became a happy baby.
However the last week he's been waking between 20-30 times a night, crying all day, crying through milk and solid feeds, has loose stools and lots of wind. He also has a rash on his face, neck, chest and back.
Is it possible he has developed an allergy to the aptamil pepti?
The paed said if the aptamil didn't work we should try neocate or nutramigen aa.
Has anyone had any experiences on these milks?
I'm quite new to this allergy malarkey and welcome any advice.
As a substitute to the milk, I've been offering soya based desserts. Should I also avoid soya?
Would it be reasonable to request allergy testing?

bundaberg Thu 19-Sep-13 20:11:32

i would avoid soya for the time being as many people with cmpa also react to soya

neocate is entirely synthetic so would be the best bet I would think as unlikely to cause any reaction.

have you not been referred to the paediatric allergy specialist?? if not then request that, it should have been done when the allergy was diagnosed

theignored Thu 19-Sep-13 20:11:37

By substituting milk I mean as a substitute to dairy products e.g yoghurts

theignored Thu 19-Sep-13 20:13:16

Thanks bunda- seeing the doc tomorrow so will request the allergy specialist

idiot55 Thu 19-Sep-13 20:13:54

My daughter is solely fed neonate , she is 5, this is due to multiple allergies.

Neonate is I think the most hypoallergenic milk .

theignored Thu 19-Sep-13 20:18:14

Idiot55- how did you get the multiple allergies diagnosed.
Having two 'healthy' children already, this is all new to me

idiot55 Fri 20-Sep-13 22:51:32

Hi, after two years of symptoms, they did biopsies of digestive tract and found cells called eosinophils , they flood to areas where allergic reaction, destrying cells as they go.

Its rare , butbworth keeping in mind

MiaowTheCat Sun 22-Sep-13 08:53:39

They tried dd2 on the pepti (after the gp lied through her teeth to get the dietician to order us onto that - long story) and she reacted very fast within minutes to a small amount. Now back on neocate till the 1 year mark with no issues whatsoever and she's definitely thriving on it.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 27-Sep-13 20:18:25

DS didn't get on with Aptamil Pepti at all, it gave him awful diarrhoea so we changed to Neocate and he's been fine.

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