Posted By Posting
Aug 19, 2010
Question for those with experience with hypoallergenic formula...
Kylie has been on the Nutramigen exclusively since Sunday. (Well, almost - her first morning feeding on Sunday was regular milk, but since then.)

She still hates it (we tried adding so many different things and nothing made a difference so we're just giving it plain.) But, at least she's eating. It takes the daycare girls about an hour to get a whole 6 oz in her b/c she needs to take frequent breaks, but it could be much worse. Before-bed feedings aren't fun, but I think she MIGHT be getting more used to it...slowly.

I am convinced she has a milk protein allergy, but my concern is that I haven't seen much, if any, improvement yet. I know we have to wait a full 2 weeks to get all the milk out of her system, but I thought by now, after 4-5 days on hypo exclusively, we'd be seeing some changes.

The rash on her face is not clearing up. She is still sleeping very fitfully and having some pain. I think she might be spitting up a little less, but I'm not even positive about that since I only see her for a little while in the mornings and evenings during the week.

For those of you who have experience with milk protein allergy & hypoallergenic formula - am I expecting too much too soon? I understand we might not see the full results for a couple weeks, but I really thought after several days we'd start seeing noticeable improvement.

Any feedback is most appreciated!

Aug 20, 2010
Hayley...exclusively pumping while eliminating dairy and soy for...Dominic 10/16/08- GERD and feeding disorder. Started going the feeding clinic route...
and proud mom to Owyn 2/8/03, possible ADHD
I would give it a little more time. Its also possible she is reacting to the nutramigen and may need an even more elemental formula such as neocate or elecare. Some children are very sensitive, others aren't and can tolerate the regular hypoallergenic. If her rash doesn't clear up, and all the other symptoms in another week or so I'd try one of the elementals.
Aug 20, 2010
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
We are one of the people who had to do Elecare. It took about a week before we saw some results and about 2 weeks before we saw full results. Excema cleared up, vomiting slowed, less burping and gurgling...less refusal.
Aug 22, 2010
My son Levi is 13 weeks old. We figured out he has reflux @ 2 weeks. We have tried 4 different formuls (Currently Neocate) and he is taking Pepcid, Prevacid, Mylanta, Grip Water
my son has been on Similac Alimentum (different kind of hypoallergenic formula) for 2 weeks now. The doctor has told me he has to be on this formula for atleast 4-6 weeks before we can see an improvement. After 6 weeks if he is still vomitting, we are going to do an endoscopy & switch him to NeoCrate.
Aug 23, 2010
Ok, still only noticing less nighttime congestion (not sure what to attribute it to) and maybe a little less spitup, but that's it. It's been 1 week + 1 day. I will give it till this Sunday making 2 weeks and then reevaluate...
Aug 26, 2010
Update: started seeing some results at around 1 week, and now at 1 week+4 days we're seeing major improvements as her eye/facial rash and diaper rash have cleared, improved nighttime cough, improved nighttime congestion/chronic sinus infection, less spitting up, and less fussing with bottles. Sleep is still disturbed and fitful so far.
Check with your
doctor first!