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What kind of formula do you use for a baby with milk allergies?


Asked by Shanna84 at 5:58 PM on Nov. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If it's an actuall allegry to dairy, then the child will have to be on a hypo-allergenic formula. If the child is just lactose intolerant then a lactose free formula is fine

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 5:59 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • We use similac soy

    Answer by Heidikans at 6:02 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • similac alimentum

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 5:59 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • depends on the allergy... maybe soy or allumentum or nutramigin... depends is it lactose, milk etc.etc. You can try diff. ones a little at a time till you find the right one. For my ds it was nutramigien with dd soy worked.

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 6:00 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • My daughter was on Allumentum, Nutramagen, and Neocate... But the only one that worked for her tummy was Allumentum! She had pooping issues on the other 2!

    Answer by ali_1107 at 6:11 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • My youngest two both had milk allergies and we used Good Start Soy Plus for them.

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 6:33 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Elecare is hypoallergenic, that's what we use for our dd. No allergies but she has some pretty big digestive and weight gain issues. She's breastfed and gets the Elecare in her food and cereal and she reacts to Elecare just like she does breastmilk.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 7:15 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • allimentum or nutramagen, kids with true dairy allergies and not just lactose intolerance also tend to have soy allergies.

    Answer by nicki.hemingway at 8:15 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • My son has a milk allergy and did perfectly fine on Enfamil Prosobee. It is a soy formula instead of the milk based formula. Not nearly as expensive as Allimentum or Nutramagen - at least around here - and he did very well. Each kid is very different in what they can tolerate, what else they might be allergic to, and what their reactions might be. When we started him on Prosobee he was constipated for a while, but it worked itself out. If you are concerned with an allergy, talk with the baby's doctor. Mine had hives/rash so bad!! His doc finally did a blood test and then sent us to an allergist.

    Answer by mama2000_1 at 10:54 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • My son is allegic to milk and the allimentum and nutramagen both have dairy in them. They clam that kids with dairy allergies can have them but my son couldn't he was on Elecare and did wonderful. Now we have been able to give him Soy. He is also 2.5 though and it took him till he was over 2 to be able to tolerat soy.

    Answer by trachmom312 at 12:12 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

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