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Apr 13, 2009
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
isobel'smamma - formula
Baby's Only Organic claims to have a corn-free soy formula...we never had corn issues, but it may be worth checking out.
Apr 14, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Thanks! I've seen that formula, but the soy isn't broken down and I'm afraid to try it. It's on the list of possibles though. Right now I'm very, very afraid that she's built up an intolerance to soy - lots of new symptoms incl butt burn, gas, mucous poo and more intense reflux/choking episodes. I'm about to fire her doctors and go for a full workup at Miami Childrens. It feels weird to do that when she looks so healthy and is gaining so well but things are not in control so.....

Again, thanks for the reminder about that formula.

Apr 14, 2009
noor117
Strong, Beautiful, daughter who is thriving beyond imagination and a healthy, happy 3 year old.
Maybe I am missing something, but Toddler health by the babyorganics mentioned above appears to be soy, dairy, corn free. The only thing I am seeing in the ingredients that might be derived from corn is Xantham gum.

We are in the same boat again. Ultracare for kids cherry banana was corn,dairy, soy free. However it is no longer made. They have vanilla left. The vanilla is derived from corn. Megan reacts violently to vanilla. If your little one doesn't, it might be something to consider. But keep in mind, it is not nutritionally complete and you would have to have a nutritionist working with you to help fill in the missing nutrients. We were adding oils, sugar, salt, but still she is anemic.

Hope this helps some.

Apr 15, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Yep, it is but it's not nutritionally complete plus it has a ton a foods in it that are untested in Isobel. She has serious issue with peas and squash so it makes me VERY nervous to think about giving her the veggie blend that is in the toddler drinks. The ultracare has WAY too much vitamin A so that's not really an option either. I need a formula that is as 'clean' as possible allergenically speaking.
Apr 15, 2009
mommato3
I see you've tried Elecare. Have you tried Neocate? Sounds weird but some can tolerate one and not the other even though it appears the ingredients aren't much different. They are the "cleanest" and nutritionally complete for the tiny ones. Is it the corn in the Elecare? I'm sure you know this but Alimentum RTF has no corn but still has some dairy, soy proteins not broken down. Unfortunately that's about it. My son has some severe food allergies as my oldest son does. He has totally stopped (almost) projectile vomiting once on Elecare but it took about 4-6 weeks for this to happen. I thought he too was sensitive to corn as he did much better on the RTF alimentum than the powder and he didn't do well on Elecare at first. Well, he still may be sensitive but that's the best we have found. Now I know some kids that liked Neocate and not Elecare. If you find a milk, soy, corn free formula let me know. The world of food allergies is no fun. My five year old was just retested though and he's outgown all of his allergies except shellfish--we have a epipen for that one. he use to be allergic to malt, oats, yeast, grapes, green beans, dairy, eggs, tomatoes, rice. He reacted to all these on skin prick test. Yikes! But as a baby he did fine with my breast milk and Alimentum powder. Strange. His problems began at 1 year when table food was really his main stay. He was sick all the time, constantly on antibiotics for ear infections, and vomiting quite regularly. Good luck. Could she have built up an intolerance to the cereal-rice or oatmeal that you've been using in the formula and not the formula itself. Like I said my son was allergic to rice and oats but he didn't react to them until he had been eating them for months.
Check with your
doctor first!