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Jun 25, 2012
seb's mom
This might help somebody .... which is why I am posting it. 10% of kids are allergic to Elecare. Based on what I learned, most of the time it's due to corn allergies. I did not know that when my son was on a feeding tube. I kept looking for answers on why Elecare would not work on him.
Jun 25, 2012
seb's mom
One more thing, I have heard some hospitals can make formula if you know what your kid is allergic to. I wish I had known this before. I don't know which hospitals can do that. I have also heard you can buy formula based from rice, but I was never ablel to find it.
Sep 10, 2012
how did you know that ur son was allergic to Elecare? did he have blood in his stool?
Sep 23, 2012
seb's mom
No, never showed any blood. He basically woudl start screaming of pain after drinking it. I would try a new bottle, sippy cup, you name it. Once he had Elecare in it, he would refuse taking it. He would be very gassy. I found out over time he most likely has soemthing called EE. Basically it is allergies but different. Hope that helps. Our son kept drinking less and less. He went from drinking 24oz when he was 3 months down to 3oz which is when we ended up at the hospital on a feeding tube. He was on the feeding tube for a month. We never tried Neocate, maybe that would have worked on him. I don't know.
Check with your
doctor first!