Health: Neocate

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Car Seat Napping - Safe?

Hello- My now 11 week old has graduated from 'bouncy chair' napping to car seat. I understand some moms do this and doctors recommend it (for acid reflux issues) but am double-checking on the safety of this practice, as I have read articles that the car seat should be used in a car only. Ideally, this should be the case, but I feel sleep is just as important to her well-being. I do not strap her in while she is napping & feel the incline is similar to a bouncy chair. She has been going down in her crib for bedtime (graduated...

Children's Hospital

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Does Neocate Cause Gas?

My son is 9 weeks old. He has been on Neocate for about 1 1/2 months now. He has acid reflux so the GI doctor put him on Neocate. He does really well on the formula but has TERRIBLE gas. He screams in pain after eating. I'm not sure if its colic or if the Neocate might be causing the gas. We are debating on switching him to Nutramigen because of the cost of the Neocate and our insurance company won't cover it. Has anyone else experienced gas problems with Neocate?


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Infant with Reflux

I have a almost 5 month old baby boy with reflux. He was born 13 weeks early. The doctor has him on previcid and it has not seemed to work. We have him on the Similic Advance formula. He does ok the first half of his feed, then the rest of his feed he will fight eating. Sometimes after he burps it gets better. He spits up after almost every feed. He is gaining weight. I was wondering if anyone else has had these problems and what worked for you. I am thinking of calling the doctor and putting him on a different formula. He also will cry...


Infant Gas Problem

My little girl is now 3.5 weeks old and over the past week she has started...

Home Remedies

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Despairing Mom Seeking Advice on Severe Eczema Treatments (Natural, Preferred)

My 6 month old daughter has been bouncing from doctor to doctor for her eczema. It culminated recently in a three day stay in the hospital because it began to impact her breathing. (We've been told and read that eczema, allergies and asthma go hand in hand.) We have tried every possible treatment and lack of treatment out there. We've changed everything that could possibly be causing her an allergic reaction. Her daycare is careful to only use our products, blankets, clothes, etc. When she was in the hospital, her eczema cleared up...


Gassy Baby :(

My 7 week old is very gassy. We just picked up Colic Ease and while that has...


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Sick 8 Month Old Baby Girl, Help!

My 8 month old daughter Layla cannot tolerate any kind of formula, so I strictly breastfeed her and feed her baby food, just straight vegetables and fruits. Well once before I gave her gerber fruit smoothies baby food thinking she would enjoy it, and about 1-2 hours after eating it she got violently sick, vomiting everywhere like she would when she would drink formula. After a few vomiting fits, she becomes very lethargic and goes to sleep. Its extremely scary to watch and ive taken her to the ER several times when she was really young and...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Seeking Other Mom's Who Have Food Allergic Children

Hi, my son is 3 years old and has well over 40 food allergies and is on a very strict limited diet consisting of only 8 foods which he suppliments with neocate jr. I was wondering if there were other moms who have children with this many food allergies and how to gain fat on his body. All his doctors and nutrionists say they have never seen a child with this many food allegies, so I was hoping that maybe there are other people going through this I just cant believe that my son could be the only one with this many.


Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...


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Infant Acid Reflux

Hello ladies, My daughter is almost 2 months old, and has been diagnosed with milk/soy allergy, acid reflux and colic. She is on Neocate (prescription) formula and Axid medication for reflux. The axid does not seem to help, she has been on it for 5 days now. Any suggestions? Also, I've heard that chiropractionar might help? Please help, I am running out of ideas and she is so uncomfortable. Thanks


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My Two Year Old Has a Cow's Milk and Soy Allergy

We've recently made the discovery that my son has a cow's milk allergy by journaling his food for about a month, then doing a blood test. (He LOVES milk, cheese, ice cream, etc...) So, I stocked up on soy products. He adjusted well for about a week and a half until the severe rash and diarreah came back. Now we know he's also allergic to soy! I just spent three hours at a whole food store trying to find foods he can eat. (FYI- they have a helpful list of dairy free foods that they carry, unfortunately most of the items contain soy). ...


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High Allergy Baby- Is Neocate Formula Ok?

has anyone had any bad reactions to Neocate formula? i have a baby allergic to soy, dairy, wheat, nuts, corn, eggs, garlic, beats, pork... you get the point. i'm still breastfeeding her, but doctors are pushing for me to switch to formula- Neocate is the only formula that treats her allergies, however i heard that it can be hard on the kidney and my baby was born with one smaller kidney and the other has a little bit of back flow. however, lactation consultanst have said to keep breastfeeding. i have narrowed my diet to only chicken, rice,...

Sleeping Habits

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Refuses All Formula

8 mo. old baby girl allergic to soy and dairy (causes mild to moderate rashes). Recently stopped breastfeeding per doctor's direction, switched to hypoallergenic/amino acid based formula ("Neocate"). She has been eating solid organic homemade food for 4 months in addition to breast milk. First day of formula, she took 19 ounces (had to distract her), then 16 the second day, then 6, then 3, now, won't take any. We are in Belgium on vacation. We have given her water (about 6 oz. total each day). In order to try and encourage her to take...


Infant Acid Reflux

Hello ladies, My daughter is almost 2 months old, and has been diagnosed...

Stages & Milestones

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My 18Month Old Is Allergic to Milk!!! What Do I Do???

My 18 month old daughter is allergic to milk. She's not lactose or anything like that sh'es can't digest the milk protien. So every since she stopped taking formula i have been giving her soy milk. Come to find out from my physician that for the past 6 months she hasn't been getting the vitimans and nutrients she needs considering soy milk is just a beverage. Also when reading up on it there were many more downfalls of soy milk!! How can i give her the calcium she needs??? What do i do???? The reason why im asking all of you is maybe...