We have been and seen the GP yesterday who has advised DS may have CMPA/CMPI (He has awful hive type rash that comes up/down when we give him full fat milk/not)
He has been prescribed nutramigen lipil 2 and point blank refuses to drink it. We have tried mixing it 2 scoops nutramigen and 4 of his normal milk and he still wont touch it. He got so distressed last night he wouldnt take his normal milk or dummy.
Are we able to just try giving him something like Alpro Soya or Lactofree milk you can buy from the supermarket as Ive heard these are more palatable? He's 1 in 2 weeks time.
You get oat milks, rice milks, etc but don't think they are suitable for that age group. If he isn't going to accept the new formula I would be tempted to try the alpro soya 1+ and see if he will take it
My DS was on Nutramigen Lipil 2 for ages - he loved it but had it from very young. It is revolting tasting not surprised your DS isn't keen, especially if he isn't used to it. I did once hear a consultant telling another patient to mix in a little vanilla paste with it to make it taste better.
But if I were you I would go back to your GP and ask about the Aptamil Pepti Milk Powder version, I think it is more expensive for them to prescribe but tastes less vile. Also I think you can get it OTC but it is expensive.
On the other hand, does he need any kind of milk? Mine gave up breastfeeding at 11.6mo, refused formula (although he did take it when he was BF!!) and has refused all attempts at all other milks (chocolate, full fat, low fat etc.) ever since. He has just turned 5 and seems perfectly healthy.
If your child gets their calcium from other sources (green veg, fish, tofu etc.) and fluids from water and veg do they need milk?
Waxy Yep he is drinking it I did a 2oz C&G 4 oz pepti mix to start with which he drank and then when he woke in the night he had a 6oz pepti bottle and guzzled the lot! Hurrah! Let the milk free 3 weeks commence!
UPDATE DS has now been milk free for 2 days. And his loose smelly vile 4/5 times daily nappies have become normal 2.3 times a day nappies. He has stopped being snotty and sicky. His "rash" on his tummy has also pretty much gone. So amazed at the difference in a few days. The milk he is on has got lactose in so it must be a cmp issue rather than lactose?