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Cows milk protein intolerance formula make symptoms worse??

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Crispmonster1 Fri 07-Apr-17 17:17:14

Started 13 week old on similac alimentum yesterday and his reflux is worse today than ever??? Help? Any ideas??

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 08-Apr-17 09:18:47

Oh Crisp that sounds so hard. How are things today? You might be best asking MNHQ to move this thread to the allergies board as you may get a few more responses smile

AndromedaPerseus Sat 08-Apr-17 09:21:13

Is he on any anti reflux medications?

Crispmonster1 Sat 08-Apr-17 13:24:34

Thank you I will ask MNHQ. He was dreadful last night. We only have gaviscon which I don't feel does anything. GP said they wouldn't prescribe anti reflux meds as we needed to treat the cause. I'm not convinced of their diagnosis to be honest.

ChampagneSocialist1 Sat 08-Apr-17 13:32:16

Nice guidelines for the management of GORD

ChampagneSocialist1 Sat 08-Apr-17 13:36:13

I'd try smaller volume feeds but more often to see if this makes any difference.

MiaowTheCat Sat 08-Apr-17 16:59:26

Went through this a few years ago now with DD2. Her discomfort and puking got worse on Neocate initially - but it was the consistency chance of it and just took her body a few weeks to adjust to the change. Once it did - bam different baby!

Might need a slower teat as some of the allergy formulas tend to be quite a lot thinner than standard formula.

Desmondo2016 Sat 08-Apr-17 21:24:03

We have just this week been prescribed nutramigen for CMPA. (Dd 16 weeks). She was such a very sicky baby (her worst symptom initially as ebf for 15 weeks) plus mucous nappies, but we only made the connection after her first ever bottle of formula when she got a rash. Her symptoms have all completely gone in 5 days on nutramigen. We do still have to use newborn teats but it's been a complete gamechanger. I think the advice is to give any new formula 2 weeks to settle down but if it continues not working definitely get the gp to prescribe a different one

Babydreaming Wed 12-Apr-17 16:32:44

We started on alfamino 5 days ago and are having similar issueS! My baby is taking more and diarrhoea has resolved but he's screaming the place down and wriggling about in pain after feeds. I think the thinner formulas aggrevate reflux! We are on max dose omeprazole and gaviscon and it's still challenging!

Babydreaming Wed 12-Apr-17 16:34:30

The other thing to consider is whether the similar is working.,is it treating his other symptoms? Hypoallergenic formulas like similar work on 90% of babies with CMPA but some babies need amino acid based formulas instead (that was the case for us!)

Babydreaming Wed 12-Apr-17 16:34:54

Similac not similar

Crispmonster1 Thu 13-Apr-17 22:30:32

He is MUCH less sniffly and congested. I believe it is working in that respect. dr next week so will aim to get a thickener. How did you know baby needed the other kind??

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 13-Apr-17 22:38:33

How did you know baby needed the other kind??. I've not had a baby with CMPA, it's me who has it, but I believe it's if the symptoms continue? Hopefully someone will be along soon who knows more smile

Babydreaming Fri 14-Apr-17 09:10:50

We trialled similac and infatrini (both hypoallergenic) but despite these he had ongoing diarrhoea, pain and blood in poo! This was how they realised he was in the 10% that needed amino acid based formula and within 2 days he was having normal poos. It's a bit of trial and error unfortunately!

Babydreaming Fri 14-Apr-17 09:11:45

It hasn't solved all our problems though...he is still super fussy and takes tiny amounts!

MiaowTheCat Fri 14-Apr-17 11:01:40

In our NHS trust they try them on Neocate first to check if it is CMPA and then drop them back up to Aptamil Pepti if they can tolerate that.

Within 5 minutes of feeding her the Pepti DD2 was back to screaming in agony and being absolutely rigid with pain again. It was that clear. GP was still an absolute cunt to us and tried to force us onto the cheaper Pepti anyway and we had an epic battle to get her to stay on the Neocate which by then was working brilliantly for us. This would be the reason I can pretty much recite our area's prescribing guidelines for allergy formula by heart.

ZaziesPaws Fri 14-Apr-17 11:03:26

Wedgehog- it's a wedge shaped pillow baby sleeps on to lessen reflux.

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