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Nov 04, 2008
annegirl1919
sharlin, mom to aviah, smith and faye (4/08)-dx with acid reflux (mostly silent) at 6 months.
Looking back I suspect she's been dealing with this for most of her little life. She's tried about every formula in the book and is currently on liquid alimentum, which has really helped a lot with her fighting feedings. We also tried zantac, but she became MUCH worse, and so we've been trying to work on helping her through her diet. she's also taking probiotics, and i'm hoping to get her eating some solids more regularly.
ultracare
could someone who has used this tell me a little about it? it says that you need to use other foods to get complete nutrition. how much and what kind of other foods? do you give it to the several times a day like normal bottles? thanks!
Nov 04, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Since it's considered a "medical food" as alot of specialized formulas are, I'd ask the Dr before switching. We always did. Jedd was on (per Dr orders) Alimentum, Pediasure(he did awful o n that BTW), and then Peptamen Jr. The Peptamen was by far the BEST we did of all of them. It is considered a "medical food" as well but is complete enough to be used for sole nutrition, whcih it was for Jedd was months. (in his tube and then orally)

Bottom line, with fomrulas like that where you don't know alot about them, I'd ask, always.

Here's a link you amy like to look at, it's about all sorts of formulas but the Ultracare is not listed.

http://www.complexchild.com/gi.html

Scroll down and you will see the links for "Nutrition" that is where you will find the info on forumlas.

Nov 04, 2008
engin117
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With this, there is a warning on the bottle that says to consult physician first. It also has a Vitamin A overdose warning. We r currently mixing with oil, salt, sugar, phlexy-vits, and 2 scoops of Ultracare to make one quart a day.

It has to be formulated to specific children and weights in order to be nutritionally complete. The phlexy-vits add calcium, phosphorus, and micro-nutrients.

Right now, Meggy is using this as sole nutrition, but the GI has fortified it to her specific needs for complete nutrition.

I hope this helps. I don't know a lot, but if I can help with anything, feel free to email me. engin117@gmail.com

Nov 04, 2008
annegirl1919
sharlin, mom to aviah, smith and faye (4/08)-dx with acid reflux (mostly silent) at 6 months.
Looking back I suspect she's been dealing with this for most of her little life. She's tried about every formula in the book and is currently on liquid alimentum, which has really helped a lot with her fighting feedings. We also tried zantac, but she became MUCH worse, and so we've been trying to work on helping her through her diet. she's also taking probiotics, and i'm hoping to get her eating some solids more regularly.
boy. i didn't realize it was so intense. :( i guess i wish there was just a formula without soy, milk or corn. with corn products we have a certain set of issues, with milk or soy (even hypoallergenic) we seem to have another set. :(
Nov 04, 2008
engin117
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What kind of problems r u having with corn? I think that is one of Meggy's Main triggers and it is in everything from IV fluids, pedialyte, formula, and most every processed food.

Do you know the other names for corn. I found that I had missed ingredients in Meggy's vitamin and had accidentally been feeding her corn through that for a while.

Canola oil even has corn. Another thing is that rice cereal is so tough on their little systems. If I could do it all over again, I would probably try something like simply thick-although make sure it doesn't have corn, or nectar, or something of that nature.

Meggy was not able to tolerate Neocate. She was actually worse on neocate than on over the counter formulas. Of all formulas other than Ultracare, her best was Good start.

I hope that you can find some help and get what your little one needs.

Nov 06, 2008
annegirl1919
sharlin, mom to aviah, smith and faye (4/08)-dx with acid reflux (mostly silent) at 6 months.
Looking back I suspect she's been dealing with this for most of her little life. She's tried about every formula in the book and is currently on liquid alimentum, which has really helped a lot with her fighting feedings. We also tried zantac, but she became MUCH worse, and so we've been trying to work on helping her through her diet. she's also taking probiotics, and i'm hoping to get her eating some solids more regularly.
i was just starting to suspect that it could be causing some of the acid reflux, since it's in most every formula she's had, and she was on neocate, but still in pain and not wanting to eat. right now we have her on liquid alimentum (someone on here told me it doesn't have corn.) this week has been some better, but now yesterday and today have been a little worse. not sure if it's because i gave her a little solids, or maybe teething, or that the formula is starting to not work with her. seriously, i am just hoping and praying i can feed the girl something without it becoming an issue for her. :(
Check with your
doctor first!