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Milk formula not available

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Wherehaveyouhiddenthebiscuits · 12/09/2022 05:45

Nutrimagen supplies indefinitely available- we have 1 tin left.
Is this going the same way as the US?
Have been prescribed Neocate ' reluctant to change ( although I have no other choice).

Argggh!

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Batbatbatty · 12/09/2022 05:52

"indefinitely available"......so it is available? 🤔or are you talking about the other brand?

carefullycourageous · 12/09/2022 06:04

It is very worrying when prescribed formula is unavailable, I get it. I hope the Neocate is ok. Presumably if prescribed it is not possible to stock up.

tealandteal · 12/09/2022 06:20

I have noticed there is no premade bottles of the brand we use (Aptamil) in quite a few shops. I hadn’t worried too much as combi feed but it must be very stressful if you rely on it. Has there been any explanation as to why your brand is unavailable?

Ziggysharko · 12/09/2022 06:23

Batbatbatty · 12/09/2022 05:52

"indefinitely available"......so it is available? 🤔or are you talking about the other brand?

I think it’s obvious she meant indefinitely unavailable.

Georgeandzippyzoo · 12/09/2022 06:28

My niece is having the same issue for the milk her son is prescribed. Trying to find a suitable milk is hard enough but then being expected to change knowing the effect it could have on her son is causing a lot of anxiety.
I hope the situation sorts itself out . Worrying times for parents X x

georgarina · 12/09/2022 06:29

Batbatbatty · 12/09/2022 05:52

"indefinitely available"......so it is available? 🤔or are you talking about the other brand?

Petty Disingenuous Confusion Award goes to you 👏

justlikethatt · 12/09/2022 06:32

I just ordered some nutramigen from chemist.co.uk

It's back in stock there. Good luck!

georgarina · 12/09/2022 06:35

I'm sorry, that is so worrying :( DD has allergies and I know the desperation to make sure they have what they need, especially when it's all they're relying on. We were on Elecare but there was a massive contamination recall so we got switched to Neocate - so terrifying.

Neocate is at least the least allergenic option - you're going up a level rather than down, if that makes sense. Can you mix the bottles half-and-half until LO is fully on the Neocate? Haven't had any issues with it and she's now only on the toddler milk 2x day.

Wob · 12/09/2022 06:49

I'm sorry OP - the thought of being unable to feed your baby is really scary but I'm sure it won't reach that point. Lots of women (myself included) sell or donate allergy-free breastmilk. My DD has allergies and I have an over supply. You could look into that as an option? Although I appreciate it's not what you want, it may be better than the alternative?

Wherehaveyouhiddenthebiscuits · 12/09/2022 07:21

Thanks for the replies everyone. Dd is 5 months- im hoping weaning doesn't bring up any other allergies. We have our first appointment with the dietician at 7 months.
Yes, I guess you're right about the neocate- it's just the switching drama including the diarrhoea.

@justlikethatt can we use the prescription with them or do we need to pay?

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Batbatbatty · 12/09/2022 07:24

georgarina · 12/09/2022 06:29

Petty Disingenuous Confusion Award goes to you 👏

Wahey, thank you very much 😁🏆

It's in AIBU where everything is (apparently) fair game. People should write what they mean. Or post in the right forum.

crumpet · 12/09/2022 07:28

If you have a tin left of your existing powder, gradually introduce the new one by mixing the two, over time increasing the %of the new.

KiraKiraHikaru · 12/09/2022 07:30

We used a little splash of vanilla essence to get ours to take it just to sweeten it a little. Only needed to do it for a few feeds.

justlikethatt · 12/09/2022 07:36

Wherehaveyouhiddenthebiscuits · 12/09/2022 07:21

Thanks for the replies everyone. Dd is 5 months- im hoping weaning doesn't bring up any other allergies. We have our first appointment with the dietician at 7 months.
Yes, I guess you're right about the neocate- it's just the switching drama including the diarrhoea.

@justlikethatt can we use the prescription with them or do we need to pay?

You have to pay. It's an online shop.

Wherehaveyouhiddenthebiscuits · 12/09/2022 12:40

Thanks
We do have one tin left- will try mixing and increasing %

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