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Apr 01, 2009
Problems with Nutramigen
We started giving our 5 week old Nutramigen to see if it helped her fussiness/crying after eating. She was getting breastmilk before. I have already cut out dairy, chocolate, caffeine, citrus fruits, tomatoes from my diet. She was diagnosed with reflux at 3 days old. Anyway, every time we try the Nutramigen, she throws up worse than on my breatmilk. Does it take a while for her to get used to? We see a Ped GI doc in a month but just wondering if anyone else experienced more vomiting afte trying the Nutramigen. Thank-you
Apr 01, 2009
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
usually at least 2 weeks is the minimal trial of a hypoallergenic formula. now if she is throwing up more i would consult a dr and ask them their advice. I will however say nutramigen is thinner then other formulas and about as thin as breast milk. it is easier to digest then breast milk- if it is well tolerated. those two factors in mind, you might want to try a soy/milk free cereal as a thickener or a noncalorie medical food like thick it or simply thick.

now some kids who do bad on nutramigen do very well on alimentum and even those kids who did bad on the respective powder formula do very well on the liquid ready to feed kinds. All have slightly different ingredients then the other.

even with that you may need to switch to neocate of elecare- elemental formulas- these are very thin too. sometimes these are necessary for a child who is severely allergic to milk and soy

which ever way you go- if you have a reflux baby you NEED to be in contact with your dr for every decision, if you don't have a good dr, switch to a GI. figuring out the right steps to help your baby might be frustrating and i won't lie it's trial and error, but with a good support group like here and time, you will find it gets easier. good luck!
Apr 01, 2009
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Wow! It can't be put any better than Kat put it! :) I will just add that we're all here for you. The trial and error is the booger but once you find the right formula, things will be better :) Also like Kat said, always talk to your dr about switches.
Check with your
doctor first!