U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old female asked:

Breastfed 6wk old doing better since prevacid (lansoprazole). wana switch 2 form, pediatric says to use alimentum. howdo i know for certain she has a mlk allergy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Wong
Family Medicine 35 years experience
She doesn't to BMilk: Please do yourself and ur baby a huge favor for the rest of her life & continue to breastfeed.Human breast milk is the best thing u can do for ur baby.Assuming mom's nutrition is optimum.There are so many benefits, with the highest- developing baby's strong immune system, ability to digest and therefore have top nutrition&health, &equally important the bond you strengthen w/her that is priceless.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not sure: Alimentum is an acceptable formula, though if your milk has come in, most will recommend you continue to nurse her. Try the formula for at least a couple of weeks, though. Any change to an infants food can cause diarrhea, constipation, or vomiting. Give it time, and continue the prevacid (lansoprazole).

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.