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Sep 09, 2012
6mth old refuses to take Elecare
my 6 mth old son has been diagnosed with soy and milk allergies, and about 2.5 mths ago, with acid reflux. We have been battling diarrhea, blood in stool and formula changes for sooo long! About 40 days ago, the GI switched us to Elecare and Elecare vanilla (since he refused to take the unflavored kind).. Because he was still playing with the bottle, and wouldnt finish it, GI prescribed Zantac 3x a day. For a while he was doing fine, no diarrhea, no blood in stool! We even got the ok to start with food at 4.5 mths of age. We added a new item every 7 days for a month, and now every 4 days. Now he started refusing to take his bottle again. I dont even burp him anymore (as GI suggested), and he started to stop half way thru. He is currently taking only about 18-20 ounces a day (he used to take 27 even with 2 solid feeding in between). If he is half asleep, he takes all of the bottle, so that has helped him achieve the amount that he has been taking. GI told me to try a few drops of Herseys strawberry syrup in his bottle, but he refused it even more. Tried putting it in a sippy cup, changing nipple to med flow but nothing changed.. ANY IDEAS ANYONE???
Sep 10, 2012
getting worse
now he is down to 16 ounces.. urgh! is anyone else here with the same prob????
Sep 13, 2012
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
I'm sorry that I don't personally have any experience with what you are going through with the Elecare, but if you haven't already, you might try doing a search of all posts related to Elecare and feeding aversions, as I know others in the past have been in your boat.
Sep 23, 2012
Hope this help. Our son was on Zantac and it really did not work. Only Prevacid helped him. But he never never took Elecare. After a lot of research we found out that he is allergic to corn and Elecare is made of corn. Our doctor actually told us to NEVER EVER mix anything with formula. He needs to give you a PPI instead of telling you to add Hershey's strawberry flavor to the formula. I hope you can find a better doctor. You might want to try Neocate. We never tried it but I heard the kids that can't take Elecare sometiems can take it. I had previous notes regarding Elecare, unfortunately I can't remember my login so I had to start a new login. But if you search Elecare maybe you can find some info. I also think the Hershey strawberry syrup has RED #40 in it, and I knwo the one time my son had it by mistake, it made him very sick. You really really need to get the reflux under control, I am worried Zantac is not helpind. I hope youru doctor gives you a PPI.
Sep 26, 2012
got a little Better now
tks for all the replies.. we saw the GI and she prescribed a prevacid compound. It has helped him a lot. he is drinking more of the elecare, thank god. I don't think the he is allergic to Elecare bc doctor has not found any blood in his stool. I think it was the fact that it was painful, and that it doesnt taste all that great. Which is why i went up to 50% Elecare unflavored, and 50% Elecare Vanilla (instead of 25% Vanilla and 75% unflavored). Hopefully he continues this way!!! Acid reflux is no joke. is it Normal for them to burp all day???
Check with your
doctor first!