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Well here we go again...another roller coaster ride with trying yet another formula!! Just been to the paed and he wants me to try karicare soya formula but only for 24 hours....DD has ezcema and perhaps reflux (unless its actually milk protein intolerance) which I have thought since she was born! Anyway...does anyone know where I can get sachets of it or does it come in stick packs? I dont want to fork out for a whole tin! Also has anyone used it and how did u go?
Searched the threads and couldnt find anything on it....
DD1 used it from 6wks old till she was around 13months. I have never seen the stick packs for it though. Looks like you will have to buy the whole tin. DD1 had no probs with it and she was lactose intolerant and protien intolerant too. DD2 is only lactose intolerant ans is on Karicare De-lact, have you tried that one?
My DS1 has a milk protien allergy and was on Karicare soya until he was 16mths. I did find some satchets in some chemists but not all of them. Just give some a ring in your local area and ask if they have them or if they could get some in for you. I found the tins a couple of dollars more expensive then just the regular formula. If you have a discount chemist near you they usually have it cheaper then coles or woolies.
My son also has ezcema and it didn't seem to affect him.
If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask.
My little man suffers from reflux too. He was recommended the Karicare Sensicare HA-AR formula. As it is thickened, it stays in his tummy longer and the theory is that he will be less likely to throw it back up. It has worked for him (since 7 weeks old), so maybe that may be an option for you as well.
As for the soy formula, do you have a baby nurse at your local chemist? She is the person I always go to for samples. If you get stuck, I could always pick one up for you at my local chemist and post it out to you express post. Just let me know. It is really no trouble!
Just saw your post code on your profile. I could virtually throw it to you!!!!
If you head to Terry White Chemist at Robina Town, the baby nurse is there today from 9am-1pm. She will help you out. She is a RN and is LOVELY and just SO HELPFUL!!! Blair loves her. We have been going there since he was born. She should have some samples, or if not, I think that chemist has the single serve packets.
She is also there 9am-4pm on a Tues and Wed.
Don't forget to let us know how you go....
This is a little off topic but have you tried goats milk? DS has eczema and had a little reflux my health nurse suggested it
i have only seen the stick packs once in a chemist. i saw them about 4 weeks ago when i was getting my Ds's s26 LF formula :D the karicare soya formula costed about the same as my ds's formula which was$18 for a tin.
Thanks everyone...yes well we have tried goats milk,ha-ar, pepti jnr and now about to try the soy which I really didnt want to use....
Anyway, my chemist is trying to get me some samples of it...thanks blairsmummy we used to go to Del @ Robina and yes she is great...will call them today if I can't get the samples from Good Price....
Will keep you posted!
Good luck with the new formula. Gemma has only ever been on Karicare Soy formula and we've never ever had a problem with it.
Although I'm now in the same boat as you. My GP wanted me to start trying her on a little bit of Goat formula once she got to 3 months old. However, goat is still kind of dairy so I'm quite reluctant to fork out $26 for a tin only to find she isn't able to tolerate it.
I thought I read somewhere that formula companies are prohibited from providing free samples. I might email Karicare to see if I can buy a sample sachet somewhere.
Hi Missus S
Just ring up Karicare....its a 1800 number sorry don't have it handy but they will mail you out samples! I just rang b4 and she said she will send samples out to me if I can't get any from the chemist.
I have to say that being on goat would be better than soy...I'm a little reluctant about soy but we will just have to give it a go
Good luck for you as well....
That's awesome.......thanks for that :thumbsup:
I've just left a message for Karicare to call me back about this so hopefully they can send me a sample too.
If anyone else needs the Contact details for Karicare, here they are:
The website also has a good section discussing their speciality range and when it's appropriate to use. It does mention that the protein in the goat formula is very similar to the protein in the cow's milk formula, but the goat formula is easier for babies to digest than the cow's milk formula..........so it will be very interesting to see how Gemma goes on it.
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