Quick poll: Neocate or Nutramigen AA?

(23 Posts)
Bumbershoot Mon 31-Mar-14 08:19:52

DD has CMPA and lactose intolerance. She's been through a couple of hydrolysed formulas and reacted to both, so our remaining options are Neocate or Nutramigen AA.

I hear both taste foul, so I'm wondering what your experience has been and which your DC tolerated better.

Thank you smile

ArtFine Mon 31-Mar-14 12:11:33

I've heard aptamil pepti is the better taster. Is that an option?

curiousgeorgie Mon 31-Mar-14 12:16:16

My DD has been on Nutrimigen for the last few months.. It's made a massive difference to her temperament and changed our lives really grin

I have never had the other one but I can vouch for that one!

curiousgeorgie Mon 31-Mar-14 12:17:04

Does stink to high heaven though! (And once my DH bet our friend 20 pounds he couldn't drink an ounce of it blush. He couldn't!)

Bumbershoot Mon 31-Mar-14 13:16:52

Oooh I hope DD will cheer up on one of them! Pepti unfortunately she reacted to - she's extremely allergic so even extensively hydrolysed isn't an option.

ArtFine Mon 31-Mar-14 13:29:14

How old is she?

Bumbershoot Mon 31-Mar-14 14:21:50

14 weeks

Superworm Mon 31-Mar-14 23:24:55

Neocate is supposedly the best for super sensitivity. DS was ok ish on it and has CMPA and soy allergies.

Bumbershoot Tue 01-Apr-14 00:49:01

Superworm (good name by the way!) - what do you mean by ok ish?

MyFabulousBoys Tue 01-Apr-14 00:58:16

Neocate. DS is cmpi and was out straight on that. Revolting though. Accidentally tasted it once. Bleugh...

MyFabulousBoys Tue 01-Apr-14 00:58:40

Put not out

Bumbershoot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:07:13

How did you get him to drink it? Did he take to it easily?

JoandMax Tue 01-Apr-14 10:12:35

Neocate, only thing DS2 had for nearly 2 years!! He just got used to the taste really and loved it by the end...... Foul smelling nappies though, weaning ones were a pleasant change!

Bumbershoot Tue 01-Apr-14 11:10:35

Haha marvellous!!

Superworm Tue 01-Apr-14 11:19:04

He was still a bit unsettled but his symptoms were much improved. I went back to breastfeeding in the end as I couldn't get him to take enough.

Bumbershoot Tue 01-Apr-14 11:34:31

Hmmm I'm worried about that because DD hardly eats now (ebf) and has dropped 91st to 35th centile confused

Bumbershoot Tue 01-Apr-14 20:51:05

(Well ebf apart from abortive attempts at introducing formula!)

DearTeddyRobinson Tue 01-Apr-14 20:53:13

Neocate here. We started by mixing it with aptamil in ever-increasing proportions so he got used to it, he guzzles it now smile

Bumbershoot Tue 01-Apr-14 23:10:18

I think I'll gradually introduce it mixed with BM. Has anyone had experience introducing it after breastfeeding? And did you feel DC were better on it than with BM? I'm worried we won't see an improvement and I'll have stopped breastfeeding for nothing!

MilesFlora Wed 02-Apr-14 07:25:43

I discovered my DD had cmpi aged 5mo when I tried to give her a bottle of formula. She had been ebf up to this point. I continues to ebf until 10mo and gave up dairy myself. At 10mo I stopped bf and DD began on neonate. Yes it does taste a bit manky but DD loved it and I never noticed a bad smell from it. She would guzzle down her 3 sippy cups of it. At 12mo she changed to Neocate active. At age 2.5 I got her retested and she showed no sensitivity to milk&egg and is happily eating all dairy and egg products now and is looking forward to her first real Easter egg!

MilesFlora Wed 02-Apr-14 07:31:06

I must add that when I began DD on Neocate at 10mo I just gave it to her straight, i.e. I never mixed it with bm. She really took to it no problem. She had been eating solids since 5mo so she was well used to lots of different foods by 10mo. Neocate is expensive (had to pay for it in Ireland but got it on prescription so our monthly prescription charges are capped).

Hamnvik Wed 02-Apr-14 20:36:55

DS has been on both and wasn't bothered by either. Neocate smells better though, Nutramigen smells like potato starch! We mixed old formula and new for a week or so both times and he took it fine! I hope it helps your DD.

Bumbershoot Thu 03-Apr-14 21:03:54

Going ok so far - she hasn't objected to a scoop mixed with BM (and she did with the others) - fingers crossed!

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