Anyone using AllerPro for CMPI? DS was recently diagnosed with CMPI and we're currently using AllerPro for comps as his weight gain hasn't been great. I've just made the difficult decision to switch to stop BF completely so just looking for other peoples experience with this formula for their CMPI baby.
Did it help? Did baby thrive? Did you have to move on to something more specialised like Neocate?
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28-11-2014 12:39 #1
28-11-2014 17:20 #2
DD tried pepti junior and neocate. All were disasters. Pepti made her sick.. She didn't tolerate it at all. I couldn't get her to drink neocate.
I slowly weaned her into allerpro. ..kind of against Dr's advice. They didn't think it would work. As it's over the counter. Also technically more expensive as the prescribed tins with a health card are much cheaper.
It tastes better but is really only for mild cases. So I'm told. My daughter did very well on it. .. But it was made stronger for more calories. But this is due to her syndrome and cardiac condition -she never really drank more than about 400-500mls a day. .ever.
So. .. disclaimer. ..The syndrome she has causes poor feeding and weight gain. BUT she did far better on allerpro than anything else we tried.
28-11-2014 17:36 #3
Thanks. DS seems to be fine with the taste and I haven't seen any sign of a reaction yet - he's been having it in small amounts for almost 3 weeks. Neocate is so hard to get a script for these days so I would prefer to go with AllerPro if he tolerates it well.
DD thrived on Neocate though so we will use it if we have to.
28-11-2014 17:55 #4
I guess if you do decide to switch over fully to allerpro you will know if he's okay with it.
My daughters cmpi was so mild that when she had EBM I had no idea. We thought reflux/syndrome etc. Her EBM was fortified with karicare too. It wasn't until she went on full karicare feeds that there was a huge change in her bowels etc.
I didn't get her on allerpro fully until she was about 7 months! It took a while to get it sorted.
Ps. .her GI doctor wants us to put her back on elecare. I have several tins I was given by her paed to try. She vomited it out of her mouth she hated it so much!
Can you get a appointment with a paed to discuss the issues and get a script?
28-11-2014 18:17 #5
We've seen his paed and he was the one who suggested AllerPro. He offered a sample tin of Neocate but I'm reluctant to go down that path if we don't need to.
28-11-2014 18:30 #6
I used allerpro for my cmpi Bub, was a gods send after trying many different regular formulas and soy, he was also on losec and would have mylanta during flares
Edit to add: the only downside is it's expensive and we somehow were going through 3 tins a week at one point so at $27 a tin it was ridiculous, Pepti Jnr is also a partially hydrolysed formula like allerpro that is available on script and would be much cheaper on script hth
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28-11-2014 18:45 #7
Wow that's expensive! And that's loads of formula too. With DD I think we used 1 tin of Neocate every 5 days at most, and those are smaller tins than the AllerPro tins. I'll have to go back to work if he develops a 3-tins-a-week habit!!
28-11-2014 18:51 #8
We used allerpro, he did amazing on it and his symptoms subsided until he refused to feed at all after 10 days and ended up in hospital...the taste became an issue for him. If you can get past the taste issue it works wonders.
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28-11-2014 18:53 #9
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My ds was on it for a while. He has cmpi and soy intolerance. While it stopped his terrible tummy pain and facial rash he had mucousy and very foul green poo. I still had a few months before I could see the paed specialist so I tried goats milk formula and he was much better. It's aparently a similar protein to cows but he tolerated it well. He's 19 months now and we use rice milk as he hasn't grown out of it yet. Goats is very expensive
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