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Please help my son keeps screaming every time he facts I gave him mylacon drops but it's not helping he is on nutramigen formula what could this be ?

Please help my son keeps screaming every time he facts I gave him mylacon drops but it's not helping he is on nutramigen formula what could this be ?

Need more info: There is something not normal. Is it the food or an intestinal problem? Please have him seen by his pediatrician to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

Cow milk allergy: The instructions for making up formula for your baby is illustrated on the can. It's usually one measure for every 2 ounces of water. Nutramigen also comes ready-to-feed so that you do not have to go to the trouble of making the formula. ...Read more

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Son is 3 months old.Uses nutramigen formula plus cereal added,has reflux & spits up alot.Spit up was bright purple once earlier,should I be worried?

Son is 3 months old.Uses nutramigen formula plus cereal added,has reflux & spits up alot.Spit up was bright purple once earlier,should I be worried?

Bright purple: Continue to observe him and if it continues take him and a sample into his doctor's office. Was he given anything else? Like Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Also check the Colorado of his stools and urine. All the best. Bad reflux is hard to treat but he should get better. Make sure he is growing and often small frequent feeds without burping work best, along with thickened feedings. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neocate formula & nutramigen aa formula?

What is the difference between neocate formula & nutramigen aa formula?

Formulas: Both are extensively hydrolyzed formulas which means that all of the protein antigens in food that can cause allergic reactions are already broken down. The real difference is just the taste (kid preference) and the cost. ...Read more

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Can my 6 month old son go on almond milk instead of nutramigen aa/neocate formula?

No: Almond milk is for someone after 1yo. The academy of pediatrics recommend all infants under 1 yo to be either breast feeding or formula feeding. If your child needs tobe on nutramigen or neonate, it's better for youth follow the doctor's instruction. ...Read more

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4 m old is on nutramigen & throws up at least 1/2 his bottle each feeding and is fussy also. Is there another brand of formula recommend instead.

4 m old is on nutramigen & throws up at least 1/2 his bottle each feeding and is fussy also.  Is there another brand of formula recommend instead.

An infant who is: spitting up, not gaining weight well, irritable, wheezing or having other medical problems requires an an evaluation to diagnose the cause of the vomiting. Sometimes there's a problem like reflux, a sub-mucous cleft palate or feeding issues, which don't respond to multiple formula changes. Some infants spit up the entire first year, but have no serious medical problems from it or that cause it. ...Read more

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My 13 wk baby has been on Nutramigen for 2 months for suspected intolerances, there has been no improvement, is it safe to try dairy formula again?

My 13 wk baby has been on Nutramigen for 2 months for suspected intolerances, there has been no improvement, is it safe to try dairy formula again?

What symptoms ?: I would recommend discussing this with your pediatrician. What do you mean "suspected intolerances" - what are the symptoms? There are many "symptoms" that could erroneously be blamed on formula. Before you go and change things up, discuss the symptoms with the pediatrician - as they were the ones that started the nutramigen they will know more about what has been going on and have full details. ...Read more

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My 4 month old was put on nutramigen for gas. Now he poops 8-10times a day and spits up more. Colic calm helps, should I switch formula and to what?

My 4 month old was put on nutramigen for gas. Now he poops 8-10times a day and spits up more. Colic calm helps, should I switch formula and to what?

I would: Nutramigen is great for babies that are very allergic and intolerant of all proteins. However it is a granular formula that can lead to excessive stooling and diarrhea. A lot of the decision depends on what else you've tried, and what other symptoms are going on. Without knowing if you've tried gentle ease, or carnation good start, it's tough to make decisions. I'd try those two, or consult again. ...Read more

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My son has 14 m old,we changed his formula .He Has allergy from milk and soy and nuts now on Nutramigen and he is throwing up after feeding.Any other?

My son has 14 m old,we changed his formula .He Has allergy from milk and soy and nuts now on Nutramigen and he is throwing up after feeding.Any other?

AMINO ACID FORMULAS: Nutramigen, Alimentum are partially hydrolyzed protein formulas. If your child doesn't tolerate them, next step would be to try extensively hydrolyzed amino acid based formulas like Elecare Jr (Abbott) or Neocate Jr (Nutricia) for ages 1 and up. They are expensive though....Best! ...Read more

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