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Anyone tried Nutramigen?

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Jojo13 Mon 24-Apr-17 11:49:09

After a lot of trial and error, visits to doctors etc, I have been given a prescription for Nutramigen for my 7 week old.
(Symptoms were mainly significant reflux, stomach pain/griping and generally being unsettled and uncomfortable 24/7)
It's something to rule out if nothing else...
However, was wondering if anyone has tried it and how long it takes for a) symptoms to subside and b) child to get used to milk - at the (moment almost 48 hours in) he is being sick more than ever?! Hoping this is him just getting used to the new milk/taste??


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EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 29-Apr-17 16:51:17

How's he getting on now @Jojo13?

Jojo13 Sun 30-Apr-17 02:23:07

Unfortunately he continued to be really sick with the milk and it made absolutely no difference so cmpa been ruled out.
Still severe reflux so has been prescribed ranitidine to try and combat that, so fingers crossed.
It's not nice seeing him constantly disturbed by vomiting and being so uncomfortable. Hopefully this will help.
Thanks x

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Teabagtits Sun 30-Apr-17 02:26:47

We had nutramigen at first but it still contained a dairy protein that disagreed with dd so ended up with neonate which was much better.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 30-Apr-17 08:50:13

Totally agree with Teabagtits. Reacting to Nutramigem doesn't rule out CMPA. Could you get a prescription for Neocate? Have a read of this on Allergy UK about CMPA and see what you think smile

Did he vomit a lot on his previous milk?

shouldwestayorshouldwego Sun 30-Apr-17 08:56:45

Agree you need to ask for Neocate, nurtramigen made no difference. Alternatively you could consider relactating. I bf mine but couldn't eat any milk or soya products myself while feeding. I found the symptoms subsided after about 4 days. If I ate anything by accident then symptoms returned within about 12-24hrs.

Jojo13 Sun 30-Apr-17 09:26:09

Oh no! Thanks for the advice (more helpful advice than both GPs I've spoken to)
He is already being a lot less sick which is promising but I will certainly see how the next few days go and look into your advice.
Thank you very much

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EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 30-Apr-17 09:29:02

Unfortunately, most GPs receive no training whatsoever on infant feeding, let alone when things go wrong.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 30-Apr-17 09:30:53

Oh and when you do go back to the GP, I'd insist on seeing a Paed. Film DS when he's crying and show it to the GP. Also, make sure your GP writes in your red book every time you visit. It's a useful record for the Paed.

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