Colicky combination fed baby - Wysoy or Nutramigen?

(11 Posts)
Onetooth34 Sat 23-May-15 15:28:03

My 5wo DS was combination fed for the first 3 to4 weeks with normal formula and started to get a bit colicky at 3 weeks so I've been ebf and trying to cut out dairy. He hasn't had any other problems so I don't think he's actual allergic to cows milk.
Hv and the internet have both said that it takes a few weeks of cutting out dairy to see improvement in colic but he improved dramatically straight away (could be coincidence, or that he didn't have actual colic in the first place, but I had awful colic when I was a baby and as soon as my mum cut out dairy it stopped...)
Anyway, presuming he's been better as a result of me giving up dairy, I now don't know what formula to give him on the odd occasion that I'm not around to bf. I'm going out for a friend's birthday this eve and DH will be giving DS bottles. I am aiming to express as much as I can but doubt I'll get enough to keep DS going until I get home.
I bought a tub of Wysoy and also have some Nutramigen which a friend who's baby has cmp intolerance has given me.
Which should DS have? Or should we risk giving him the normal Aptamil just for tonight?

dementedpixie Sat 23-May-15 15:58:36

soya formula should not be the first choice non dairy formula especially for boys

Onetooth34 Sun 24-May-15 07:43:27

Ok... Any suggestions would be appreciated!

iwantkhaleesiseyebrows Sun 24-May-15 07:45:22

Nutramigen is what you need for dairy intolerant baby. However, Boots do now sell SMA Partially hydrolysed formula which is for babies at risk of dairy allergy who haven't been formally diagnosed - might be worth giving that a go to start with as much cheaper and easier to get hold of.

Onetooth34 Sun 24-May-15 09:30:05

Thank you very much smile

flopsybunny45 Sun 24-May-15 11:16:46

You have to be prescribed nutramigen. Worked wonders for dd. Not sure why someone commented esp for boys?? Seems random but totally agree avoid soya as many babes also intolerant to this x

breakfastinbread Sun 24-May-15 11:22:45

Soya has oestrogens. Not good for a little boy's developing bits!

Try the nutramigen instead, but you will probably need to be prescribed more than the one tin you have to really see if there is a difference.

Good luck.

Yeesss Sun 24-May-15 11:25:26

Nutramagen is a prescription formula which should not be given unless directed by a medical professional. Besides it tastes like rotten eggs so your DS might not be willing to drink it anyway.

There are issues with soya containing female hormones which can affect boys.

If in doubt please see your GP to get a proper diagnosis.

vvviola Sun 24-May-15 11:26:17

I'm pretty sure nutramigen tastes utterly vile (the formula my dairy allergic DD was prescribed was so vile that she wouldn't touch it no matter how hungry she was - I ended up having to ebf for 2 years).

I know some people have concerns about soy, but the occasional bottle once or twice, when you haven't managed to express enough, wouldn't personally concern me.

Personally, for tonight at least I'd go with the soy as a top up to anything you manage to express and then look into it further.

Incidentally my non-dairy allergic child had colic until about 6 weeks, my dairy allergic child never had a moments trouble.

flopsybunny45 Fri 29-May-15 03:22:52

Vviola - out of interest, how did you know your dc had a dairy allergy if they didn't have any symptoms?? Also I'm presuming if you bf dc for two years I am assuming that you were on a dairy free diet as Cmp crosses breast milk?

Dd finally got prescribed nutramigen at 5mo after we had been to hell and back and it was a godsend. I actually get quite emotional when anyone disses it as for us it was literally life changing from bottle 1. Our dd is thriving on it!!

Interesting that soy affects boys bits...never knew that!

vvviola Fri 29-May-15 07:57:08

flopsy DD only had symptoms once we started weaning - there was milk in the baby rice I used and she came out in hives when she had it. It was also only then that she reacted to the dairy protein in my breastmilk and I had to go on a dairy free diet. No idea why it only kicked in at that stage, but I suppose as she hadn't had formula before then at all, the small amounts of dairy protein in my BM wasn't enough to trigger the allergy.

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