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    I think there's a shortage of A2 as well, might want to double check before you switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickchick View Post
    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
    I think that NAN HA Gold/Aptimal Gold HA/Karicare+Comfort or S26 Gold Comfort which are are all 100% whey would be a good choice Luv. Any partially hydrolysed formula will be. Other than those, the Stage 1 formula's which are whey dominant might be ok too though as you would know, they do contain a proportion of caesin (including A2 Platinum). Usually the ratio is 60:40 whey to caesin as that most closely resembles the composition of BM, though there are a couple of formulas..NAN Pro Gold 1 being one of them, that have a ratio of 70:30 whey to caesin which might be better suited to your DS if wanting to slowly introduce cows milk protein into his diet either now or when he's closer to 12 months.

    I'm not sure if any of those are experiencing shortages as I used the Aldi Newborn Stage 1 formula for my DD the composition of which is at least 60% whey and 40% or less of caesin. I've had to go back to using it as although she doesn't have an intolerance to cows milk proteins as such, when I introduced cows milk to her after she turned 1, it caused severe constipation in her (which is a whole other thread!!), so she has an issue with it to some degree. Will attempt to reintroduce her in the near future.

    Anyhoo...good luck Luv!! You're on the right track I think with what your plan is as the only other alternatives would be a goats milk based formula. Here's a link to a PDF file that shows the composition of most formulas here in Australia.

    https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...3dWucgpg9mLI0A
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    personally with a lactose sensitive bub I would stick with the lactose free formula. There's really no need for bub to change now if he's doing well on it. My 1st was very lactose sensitive. I breastfed him for about 12 months, then he had de-lact formula, till he was almost 2.5. At that stage he still enjoyed his milk, so I bought him the Liddels lactose free milk from the supermarket, and he did really well on it. Eventually he got over having milk regularly and once it became a once every couple of days kind of thing I no longer worried about the lactose.

    I don't think there's any need to change at this point. If you really really want to, I would try A2.

    Good luck!
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    I would try allerpro by karicare it's a allergy sensitive formula or just ride it out. Once he's older introduce dairy one day then see how he goes

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    OP just wondering how you're going? I believe my 2 month old has lactose overload also he has all the symptoms but not green poos. I changed him to s26 lactose free lastnight, waiting to see if it makes a difference, still early days yet.
    What did you end up doing? Did you change formulas or stay on the lactose free?
    I originally wanted to change to karicare ha but cannot find it anywhere around where i live, it's always out of stock. Not going to bother with nan ha as ds1 went horribly on it and there are sooooo many bad reviews.

    I'm going to take ds2 to the dr for more advice but in desperation i have put him on lactose free formula.

    Anyone else have experience?

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    hi there I am on my last tin of karicare de-lact as I originally had 9 tins stocked up when the shortage started and then I am going to try my son on nan gold ha 2 and see how he goes. it's still hyperallergenic so as long as he goes ok with the lactose all should be well he's nearly 9 months now so should have grown out of it by now from the info I have read/been told by my doc. I am really iffy about the S26 brands but only because lots of babies I know of have gone bad on any of the S26 brands they've tried but I hope ur little one went ok with it otherwise I think there's also a nan lactogen formula.. let me know how u went

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    Ended up back at the dr, she gave.me a tin of aptimal gold +. I'm almost finished that tin and bought one more to give it a proper go. She said if he's still not good after to go back and we'll try something else. He's better some days and bad others. I feel like we can't win!


 

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