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    Default Milk Allergy and Alfare formula. Help!

    We went to a paediatrician last week for DS eczema and he was allergy tested. It appears that he has a milk allergy.

    We were told to swap him to a soy formula for a week and if there is not improvement we were given a tin of ALFARE prescription formula.

    There has been virtually zero improvement and I've just now tried him on the Alfare, problem is it tastes terrible!!! I tasted it and couldn't stand it and DS hates it too. We were given a sheet to try and help us with this issue of adding brown sugar to the formula and even this doesn't work - he doesn't want it!

    Has anyone else had this problem? Are there any other prescription formulas similar which taste better but do the same thing?

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    My DD is lactose intolerant and was diagnosed at 10 weeks old. A lot of children with cows milk allergies or intolerance are also soy intolerant, so that might be why it didn't work. I tried goats milk formula too but my DD couldn't tolerate that either. How old is your DS?

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    Default Milk Allergy and Alfare formula. Help!

    Could you try adding a few drops of vanilla?

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    Default Milk Allergy and Alfare formula. Help!

    Oh no my niece is on that formula and I agree its horrible! Id try the vanilla suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    My DD is lactose intolerant and was diagnosed at 10 weeks old. A lot of children with cows milk allergies or intolerance are also soy intolerant, so that might be why it didn't work. I tried goats milk formula too but my DD couldn't tolerate that either. How old is your DS?
    Thanks we didn't know that. He's nearly 8 months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Could you try adding a few drops of vanilla?
    I did that just before as well as trying brown sugar - he was onto it and still screwed his face up

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Oh no my niece is on that formula and I agree its horrible! Id try the vanilla suggestion
    I tasted it and it was sooo disgusting!!!

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    hmmm maybe the vanilla then? I put DD on soy milk at 12 months. just did 1/4 soy and 3/4 formula for a few days then slowly increased soy milk. You could do that but with rice milk if intolerant to soy. Its tricky but once they turn 1 it gets easier. My DD cannot tolerate dairy in any form or even milk solids in food still but thats ok, stops her eating lots of junk food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    We went to a paediatrician last week for DS eczema and he was allergy tested. It appears that he has a milk allergy.
    How did they do the allergy testing?

    I know when breastfeeding a baby you have to go dairy free for 2-3 weeks to see if the symptoms improve. As long as there are no extra issues, maybe try on the soy formula for another week.

    did they allergy test for soy? many babies with cmpi also have issues with soy.

    has he started solids yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    How did they do the allergy testing?

    I know when breastfeeding a baby you have to go dairy free for 2-3 weeks to see if the symptoms improve. As long as there are no extra issues, maybe try on the soy formula for another week.

    did they allergy test for soy? many babies with cmpi also have issues with soy.

    has he started solids yet?
    He is on solids. They did they skin/scratch test. Everything came up negative and he was diagnosed as Group 3 milk allergy - late reactor. I've just looked at his results and he came up as negative for soy. I'm thinking maybe I haven't given it enough time with the soy. We swapped on Wednesday. I think we'll continue for a bit longer and see.


 

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