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Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Allergic to milk and soy based formulas?

Elemental formula: There are multiple brand of formula available that are either hydrolyzed or if the allergy is true ige mediated then there are 2 formula products available that are pure Amino Acid formulas (neocate and elecare) without any of the milk or soy protiens. ...Read more

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Does soy based formula help with eczema?

Does soy based formula help with eczema?

Not always: Soy based formula will only help relieve eczema symptoms if the symptoms were triggered by cow's milk (which is very rare). On the other hand soy can also trigger eczema, thus it could worsen the condition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give my baby soy-based formula?

Is it safe to give my baby soy-based formula?

Yes: Soy-based formula is safe and fine to use, but babies usually start on cow milk formula. The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. Some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The sugar in the formula may be different too. ...Read more

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Does soy based formula cause high uric acid in gsd1a ?

Does soy based formula cause  high uric acid in gsd1a  ?

Finding out: information on this. Uncooked corn-starch (UCCS) has been the mainstay of therapy for the hepatic glycogen storage diseases. Youd want to start formula with what a pediatric endocrinologist suggests is the best. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/112568 but the reports Ive seen say you also need supplemental glucose carefully formulated into the soy milk ...Read more

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What should be done if toddler is allergic to cow milk and soy based formulas?

What should be done if toddler is allergic to cow milk and soy based formulas?

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

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Please give me your opinion on soy based baby formulas, in particular Nursoy. thank you!

Please give me your opinion on soy based baby formulas, in particular Nursoy.  thank you!

Soy formula: Let's start by saying breast is always best. But if this is absolutely not an option and formula a must, soy is perfectly adequate for nutrition. Many babies have difficulty handling cow's milk proteins or the lactose present in cow's milk. Soy is both lactose free and cow milk protein free. All formulas are supplemented equally with regard to vitamins and minerals. Brand does NOT MATTER. ...Read more

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Are soy- or milk-based formulas better for my baby?

Are soy- or milk-based formulas better for my baby?

Equally fine to use: Although in most infants in the U.S. A cow's milk formula is often used soy formulas are as safe and effective as cow's milk formulas. ...Read more

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Can wic cover any formula for allergies to both soy and milk-based formulas?

Can wic cover any formula for allergies to both soy and milk-based formulas?

Yes: Wic has a special form for physicians to complete that can indicate a milk or soy allergic infant requires a hydrolyzed protein formula or an elemental formula. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more