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Newborns Allergic Reaction To Soy Formula
See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?
Milk Allergy: Allergies are due to a reaction to protein. Corn is a starch or carbohydrate. If you infant reacted to nutra, it would not be from reacting to the starch. I assume the reaction was either eczema or bloody stools, not gas or a change in stools. If the reaction was not eczema or bloody stools, your baby may be intolerant and not allergic. ...Read more
Positioning: What is the age of the child? If older than 3 months and if severe GERD I would consider adding rice cereal 1 tablespoon per 4 oz of the formula to thicken the feed. In a baby less than 2 months I would try positioning in a 45 degree position after feedings for an hr to see if it helps. Fomula switching will not improve GERD if that is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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Hydrolyzed : Milk protein allergy shows up in babies fed formula who have bloody stool and failure to thrive. In this instance your pediatrician can recommend a hydrolyzed formula. However, breast milk should also be easily digested in this case and would be the best option. Many people mistake colic for milk allergy. Colic is rarely improved by changing formula. 50% allergic to cow milk are allergic to soy. ...Read more
Elemental formulas: For those who become intolerant to bovine and soy protein, there are elemental formulas that contain predigested proteins that work. You can find one (alumentum, alumentum ready to feed, nutramagen, elecare).All are expensive but after 4-6 weekss on one, the gut may heal enough to tolerate other foods. Work with your ped to find one that works for your kid.All are difficult. ...Read more
Rare: Most of the time people with cow's milk allergy cross react to goat and sheep milk. The casein proteins share 87-98% of the same Amino Acids across all 3 species. Therefore it is possible to only be allergic to goat or sheep, but not very likely. Goat and sheep milk are not safe substitutes for people with anaphylactic reactions to cow's milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk with provider.: The baby can drink nutramagin, alimentum, or neocate. ...Read more
How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause
Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not allergic to milk or other dairy, but had an allergic reaction to whey protein. Does that count is dairy?
My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.
Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more
Yes: ...They probably do if they have some of these symptoms consistently every time they drink milk or ingest dairy: rash, eczema, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, cough or wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea. Allergy skin tests can help clarify whether they have milk allergy. If they sometimes tolerate milk or dairy without symptoms, then allergy is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 month old baby has an allergic reaction to milk formula and has switched to soy without problems. When should he have an allergy test?
No rush if soy OK: Was the reaction skin, respiratory or gastrointestinal (gi)? Was there blood in the feces? If symptoms were completely GI & associated with pallor or floppiness think enterocolitis. This non-ige mediated milk allergy reaction may persist for several years. Only valid test is oral challenge carefully performed by an experienced allergist. For skin & respiratory symptoms skin or blood test at 1 year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of specialist should I get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so I won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.
A dietitian, not a: physician, most likely. Histamine= a hormone made internally (not in food) & induces itching & capillary dilatation/redness; i.e. allergic response. Also, what people have "allergic responses" to on their skin, vs. their mouth, vs. their pharynx, versus in blood, etc, vary quite widely with no clear correlation with one another. Yet people routinely assume that skin tests are a "Gold Standard" ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Baby rashes are pretty common, but hard to describe in words. Babies commonly get erythema toxicum spots after birth, which can resemble acne (but they don't open up nor ooze). Later, they can get baby acne, which resembles teen acne, but baby acne spots generally don't break open. A pediatrician or dermatologist can look at the rash to help decide what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at so we can give you a proper diagnosis. By saying allergic reaction, i assume you refer to skin rashes due to an allergic reaction. There are generally 2 types of skin rashes due to an allergic reaction, an immediate reaction causing hives and a late reaction causing dermatitis. The later may look like a newborn rash. They can be treated the same way. ...Read more
Rash most likely: Newborns have a variety of skin issues.Most have a bump on a flat red bloch rash that peaks @ 4 days & fades in a week or so. Most have dry skin that flakes a lot.Withdrawal from maternal hormones produces a pimply outbreak that increases over weeks & fades after 4-5m. In three decades, i've never seen a newborn with an allergic reaction. If you are uncomfortable with what you see have baby seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3week old has been on enfamil Newborn and Soy formulas. Dr just switched him to Nutramigen but he's just as gassy and spits up more often. Any help?
Talk to your doctor: It can take about a week or so to find out if the new formula will work better for your baby. Gassiness and spitting up are usually related to how your baby feeds, more than the type of formula. Hold him upright as much as possible during feeds, and burp him frequently. Don't lie him down or put him in the carrier right after feeding. Talk with your doctor if he isn't doing better. ...Read more
What should I feed a toddler with milk allergies that is very picky and just wants his bottle of soy formula?
Finger foods: Offer small servings of finger foods- crackers, pieces of fruit or veggies, pieces of meat, rice/noodles/potatoes- that your child can pick up and feed himself. Stop the bottle- if your child is over 1 year old, it can damage the teeth. Give milk in a cup at meal times and water at other times. Many kids are picky at this age- don't make it a battle- just offer healthy choices. ...Read more
Skin test for food allergies had a +2 reaction to milk and +to soy blood test came back negative still have issues w/milk what do i do ?
Avoid it!: Allergy tests can be very useful but are not without a margin of error. Listen to your body, if a particular food does not agree with you, avoid it and find other foods that will provide the nutrients you are missing. The tricky thing with eliminating milk is making sure you are getting enough Vitamin D. Calcium and protein are other considerations in planning your diet. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does soy have other names if yes I need to know? cuz I got tested with my Dr. for asthma & allergies even I'm allergic to everythin that has soy
Soy allergy: For food labeling lots of products have lecithin -phosphatidyl choline it is a emulsifier used in dressings, chocolate (except enjoy life choc) and unless stated sunflower lecithin it is soy based. Tofu, tempeh , teriyaki sauce, bean paste, endamame ,textured vegetable protein, vegetable oil Propofol the anesthesia is a soy product. f/u w/allergist /nutritionist ...Read more
Not advised: The first months of life determine your lifelong gut health and your proper immune function. Breast milk is best. Soy in us is genetically modified and we don't know long-term effects on health. Also soy is estrogenic and especially in males can lead to testosterone hormone problems in teens and 20's. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn with a streak of blood in his stool. after suffering from sever constipation we switched to soy and he had a rectal exam yesterday. Thouhts?
Today I got 3 shots for my allergies is it possible that I can eat anything with soy or peanut or I have to wait? know the name of the injection
No: Your shots are likely for airborne allergens and not for foods. Even then, it will take months to reduce your allergic symptoms. Allergy shots or sublingual drops for food allergens remain experimental at this time and results thus far have been inconsistent. If you are allergic to peanut or soy, don't eat them unless OKd by your allergist. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of food allergies, specifically dairy and soy, in babies under a year old. ?
Food allergy: Vomiting, spitting out the food, diarrhea, hives, rash, worsening temperament, difficulty sleeping. Consider seeing an allergist for testing or simply switching formulas to a "hydrolyzed" protein formula.....But those taste awful and most children hate them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read the label: Be careful. Read the ingredients. Most likely, there will be a bolded section as the end of the ingredients list saying whether or not the product contains peanut or soy or if it was processed in a plant that uses peanuts or soy in other products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has food allergies to wheat, soy and milk, so can anyone share a recipe or a site that's helpful?
Is it common for your stomach to hurt when switching from cows milk to soy milk? I don't have allergies to cows milk, i just like soy better.
Can you tell me about allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, walnuts, shrimp, clam, and scallops?
Food allergy: When it comes to food allergies, especially in patient with multiple food allergies like yourself, the diagnosis of it should be taken very careful so we don't over-diagnose it. Over-diagnosis will bring unnecessary burden to your quality of life. Diagnosing should be correlate with clinical symptoms of wheezing, hives, abdo pain... Lab tests help us gauge the risk of having food allergy only. ...Read more
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