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Wysoy - which supermarkets stock it?

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LexB Tue 28-Jun-05 13:27:13

My ds (12m) has bad eczema and we've been advised to start him on Wysoy instead of SMA Progress. (as well as trying a generally cow's milk free diet) Anyone know which supermarkets stock it? I want to get some tonight after I pick him up from nursery so won't have much time to hunt around. Our locals are Tesco and Sainsbury's. Failing that do chemists often have it? Does anyone know whether babies his age are OK generally transferring over or is he likely to reject it as it tastes different?
Many thanks!!

Laura032004 Tue 28-Jun-05 13:38:30

Can't help with specific places that stock it, but I've seen it in most supermarkets, so I think it would probably be all of the big ones. Could you ring ahead to check?

If he's 12m, does he have to have formula? DS doesn't have cow's milk, and has a mix of goat's milk and rice milk. He tolerates both fine in terms of taste and no reaction. We did try soya milk, but his nappies were absolutely foul afterwards (although he doesn't mind it!), so we steer clear of that if we can help it.

Can you get Wysoy on prescription? We've never asked for it as ds is bf too. I'm sure some people do though.

HTH The difference in ds since we stopped cow's milk is amazing. Hope you have good results!

Anchovy Tue 28-Jun-05 13:43:13

Seems to be generally quite widely stocked - certainly my Tesco and Sainsbury's both did it (I'm in SW London). Also found it in both these in Hampshire when at my parents. Didn't seem to carry big stocks though and could run low though, so I would always recommend having a spare tin. Boots always seem to have it. When I got a bit tight-lipped and frantic in both Boots and Sainsburys, they went off and got me a tin from stock, so do ask. I think in big places with pharmacies they may also have some behind the pharmacy counter.

DD had no problem transferring to it straight from breast milk at 6 months, although got a bit iffy about various brands. But she is a bit of a madam. We had this badly at 4 months, did the whole soy and hydrocortisone thing for ages with a cross and scabby little thing. DD now 20 months and eats pretty much everything - seems to be milk in its purest form that triggers it, so she still drinks soy milk, but can eat butter and cheese. We had good success in cooking with goats milk - eg cauliflower cheese made with soy spread (Pure), goats milk and hard goats cheese.

Good luck!

vwvic Tue 28-Jun-05 13:44:11

Hi there. You can get wysoy on prescription, but you may have to argue a bit for it. Alternatively, my local sainsburys, as well as most chemists sell it.

happycat Tue 28-Jun-05 13:45:36

we got it on persciption and picked it up at the chemist .ds2 was only 2 months though and had trouble feeding.

hayleylou Tue 28-Jun-05 13:46:19

MY ds had it as he was latose intolarent... it was only from Boots at that time.... But I do know that tesco stock it now As someone said you can get it on prescription did not know this until my HV said about it. Must say it did save a lot of money

mandyc66 Tue 28-Jun-05 14:16:43

i used to nanny for someone who drank wysoy. sure they got it on perscription

JELLYJELLY Tue 28-Jun-05 21:04:00

I remember reading that wysoy has a higher level of sugar in it so children that have this versus normal formula can get tooth decay through the gums even if they have no teeth poking through. I havent actually spoken to any hp about it though.

tatt Wed 29-Jun-05 04:16:55

If the soya helps you may want to try nutramigen if they'd prescribe it for you as soya is quite allergenic too, besides the sugar content and oestrogenic effect. Or a lactose free formula like this one

or nanny, the goats milk formula. I've switched a baby from soya to milk without any problem at the time but they now probably have an allergy to with soya milk Nutragigen tastes foul but is the least allergenic, nanny tastes very much like cows milk but is more digestible. Like everything with eczema goats milk helps some but not others.

LexB Wed 29-Jun-05 09:15:38

Thanks everyone - it's certainly a confusing business. I'm really a bit loath to change ds diet without knowing for sure what's causing his eczema. It all seems a bit sudden as we only took him to the dr for the 1st time about his eczema on Monday and then got referred straight to the nutritionist the following day..

He's inherited it from me unfortunately and I know that there's no real identifiable cause that sets my skin off. I have my own theory that his has got worse due to the stress of starting nursery 3 days a week. That and the hot weather and having to wear sunscreen.

We haven't managed to get the Wysoy yet as Tescos in Lewisham doesn't stock it. I guess I'll sort it all out tomorrow when my working week is over (thank goodness) and ds and I are back in our usual routine.

At the moment he looks a bit like a burn's victim, poor thing with cracked and oozing skin on his feet and legs. We've got some antibiotic cream to deal with that and the dreaded hydrocortisone!

Thanks again for your advice...everyone seems to know something about eczema, including one of the nursery nurses who suggested applying his own wee to his skin....!

mandyc66 Wed 29-Jun-05 12:27:13

you can get sun scene on perscription too, for child with excema. I find sudacrem excellent fot flair ups. Food my son avoided were fish, tomatoes and anything citrus. At the time no dr would listen to me whenI said food caused it. Trial and error is the best and milk did not affect him

Chandra Thu 30-Jun-05 11:15:09

About the wee on the skin... I have never heard something like that, but having said that... when DS had very severe eczema the only place free of rashes was the nappy area... strange isn't it?

I echo Tatt's comment about soya being quite an allergenic. It falls under the same umbrella as nuts so, if you have seen a dietician I would be tempted to avoid it.

mandyc66 Thu 30-Jun-05 13:29:51

lexb do try sudocreme. My ds1 had oozing green excema and I cleaned it and packed it with s.cream every night. Worked a treat

PeachyClair Thu 30-Jun-05 13:49:25


My baby has been on enfamil lactofree since he was six months due to intolerance, we get it prescribed (he is now 2) and even when we changed doctors it wasn't an issue

might be worth a go?

Try looking into the brand I use too, soya has a high sugar content (ds1 lost teeth from it), but this is literally milk with the lactose taken out.

tatt Fri 01-Jul-05 06:31:24

just remembered that I met someone recently who had her child on Pepti Junior. Its supposed to taste better than neocate which tastes better than nutramigen. It can be prescribed - maybe ask if your gp will give you a prescription?

PeachyClair Fri 01-Jul-05 18:16:08

Don't know about how other milks tatse, but I am lactose intolerant too, and find the enfamil VERY palatable when I run out of my yucky stuff, just like creamy milk really, if I didnt feel mean for it I would have it all the time!.

tatt Sat 02-Jul-05 05:47:54

do you think it could be prescribed for adults

PeachyClair Sat 02-Jul-05 18:32:13

I wish!! I cant stand soya, so either go without (osteoporosis around the corner) or have the milk and all the pain that goes with it!

tatt Sun 03-Jul-05 05:30:18

Is it that expensive when compared to buying milk? Found it online here

so not prescription only but I didn't know how much a tin would make.

I buy calcium tablets for my milk free person and take them myself to top up my milk intake. We've managed to get infrequent tests for osteoporosis and the tablets seem to be working

PeachyClair Sun 03-Jul-05 21:31:19

Assuming the tin is the same size, then it's half a standard can of formula, 4 of which last my son (almost 2) about 3 weeks, give or take.

maybe it isn't that expensive, I will check it out on the internet

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