A 34-year-old female asked:
my 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. tried alimentum and neocate. baby's reflux is s
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Alimentum, neocate and pregestimil are known as elemental formulas-indicated for milk protein allergies. Other than breast, they are the mainstream choices. They are expensive and taste is usually hands down terrible. Try to pump and save your breast milk. If in short supply, you may mix the formula w/breast milk to allow gradual adaptation to the formula.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Might try nutramogen: Nutramogen is similar to alimentum but may work. There are very expensive Amino Acid formulas that would be a last resort.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Management of sx: Other suggestions include feeding at an angle and thickening her feedings with rice cereal. There are also medications available to treat her reflux if switching formula and these measures do not improve her symptoms.
Answered on Oct 4, 2014
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