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    Hi mummies out there with formula fed bubbas.. just want some opinions.. sorry for the long explanation to a short question lol my son, now 8 months, has been on a lactose free formula but not because he's lactose intolerant but because he had 'lactose overload' so the less lactose he had the better he was and it's just something he should easily outgrow (think he's gonna be sensitive to things thanks to some of my family genes) anyway I wanna try him on a normal type of formula n if he seems like he's out grown it keep him on that for a while so he adjusts that bit better so when he's past 1yrs old n onto some cows milk it makes that transition a little easier as well.. anyway his brand of formula karicare aptamil is always up n down with supplies n stock all over the place so I was thinking of changing formula altogether.. was wondering how ppls sensitive bubs go with NAN HA ??

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    Honestly by 8 months why don't you try him on straight Goat's milk? With all the shortages of formula it's what I did. I was originally using goat's milk formula but I was having trouble finding it I just gave him goat's milk and he loves it. They don't need formula once they're on solids and goat's milk is much easier for babies to digest than cow's milk.

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    I'm sorry but please don't take the above advice, don't put your 8 month old baby on straight goat milk - at 8 months there is no way a baby can get its required protein/fat/carb/vitamin/mineral requirements from just solids or just goat milk - goats milk is a great drink after 12 months once baby is eating properly but is in no way a formula substitute ( it has no iron, no vitamin d, no b12 and hardly any other minerals baby needs at that age)

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    Solids before 1 is just for fun there are a few formulas based on goats or soy, maybe try those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I'm sorry but please don't take the above advice, don't put your 8 month old baby on straight goat milk - at 8 months there is no way a baby can get its required protein/fat/carb/vitamin/mineral requirements from just solids or just goat milk - goats milk is a great drink after 12 months once baby is eating properly but is in no way a formula substitute ( it has no iron, no vitamin d, no b12 and hardly any other minerals baby needs at that age)
    Yes. Please DO NOT take your child off some kind of formula yet. My DS is the same age, and while he eats solids, he still needs formula. Lactose also is in goats milk. Your child should not have bottles of straight cows/goats milk until 12 months old.

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    No I'm not taking him off formula. he can have lactose he doesn't have a lactose intolerance but lactose overload. where they have trouble digesting it and causes allergy or intolerance symptoms if he has too much lactose but they outgrow it as they get bigger and body gets stronger and used to it more. He should be old enough for it to be out grown by now, duno unless we try. so I want to try a different formula so when he is older and does start cows milk it should make that transition a little easier so his body can get used to the lactose n stuff in the next couple of months so when he does have cows milk it's not such a huge difference to his stomach, like it may be if I left him on the de-lact formula and then put him on cows milk later he'd have to adjust to the new type of milk plus the lactose n stuff ontop of it if that makes sense at all?? but karicare aptamil is hard to get where I am it's in and out of stock regularly so I was thinking of changing brands all together if I do change formulas and from what I've researched NAN HA may be a good option.. just wondering what other mums think or if they have used the formula with sensative bubbas n gone ok? not a lot of doctors or pharmacists even know what lactose overload is so I do most of my own research now and my son pretty much needs a whey based formula as if there's too much casein it's to hard on his stomach. but the only formulas I know of which are whey based (hyperallergenic formulas) is karicare aptamil gold HA and NAN HA. but with his reflux and sensitivity I'm starting to go around in circles lol he's doing great now has been for ages so I just wanna take the next step to help him prepare more stomach wise.. I just like to get all the info/advice/opinions that I can before making any changes, always do

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    I think the Bellamys Stage 1 (0-12 months) is whey based, but there are serious shortages of that at the moment too, so it's probably not a good option either 😕

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    A child health nurse mentioned A2 (milk and formula) to me as less allergenic, but i haven't tried it myself.

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    ok thank you I'll keep it in mind n look into that one too

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    I used A2 formula with DD2 after trying everything else and it was a life saver!!!! Could not recommend it more. DD2 had colic and silent reflux until 5 months but put her on the A2 at 3 months and what a difference!! It's quite expensive though I was paying $32 a tin, worth it though, good luck


 

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