I think my baby is allergic to his formula but no one will listen: Advice?

I swear, my one-month-old is very obviously allergic to his formula, and no one has believed me. I’m really annoyed with the people around me in that regard. Besides calling his pediatrician-what are your favorite sensitive formulas? TIA :white_heart: We only supplement or do one full feed with the formula and may supplement an ounce here or there. Anything helps. He’s been so miserable.

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Go with your gut instinct. My son was in Cow & Gate Stage 2. Completely fine on stage 1 and 2 UNTIL it said updated formulation on the tub. This is what he come up like

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nutramigen worked for us

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He could need lactose Milk both my kids threw up there formula shorty after drinking it.

Nutramigen was a godsend for us x

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Both of my kids had to be on similac soy (pink container) anything else caused issues

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My son was spitting up after every feeding but still gaining weight. It took him pooping mucus and blood before the allergy was taken seriously. We started on Nutramigen and it has gotten much better. They say at least a few weeks before everything fully goes away. He is much happier and able to sleep thru the night now.

Enfamil Gentle ease was our savior after trying several. I believe you can buy cans from Target and if they don’t agree with baby you can bring it back (even if opened), worth looking into! Either way try each one for a bit, it won’t be an automatic change

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First thing I would do is call pediatrician…especially if you think he’s allergic…go with your gut…but I wouldn’t try a bunch of different things not knowing if he could be allergic to more

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Change the formula on your own

Elecare is the best for sensitive kids. We went thru all of the lactose free and soy formulas before we got to it. Also he could be allergic to dairy protein, so if you are breastfeeding you may try to cut dairy, it took us almost 7 months to figure all of this out. Good luck momma!!

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Try soy before going towards nutramigen or others like it

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Try enfamil prosobee

Similac pro sensitive.

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We had to use Elecare because my daughter had a milk protein allergy and also could have soy or wheat.

My daughter would break out with eczema from her formula, I never thought it was the formula, I changed soaps, lotions everything, but when I switched her to milk her eczema went away

My son had a lot of issues when he was born, I went through all kinds of different formulas nothing worked. I swore he was allergic. Took him to the doctor and she told me that you can’t mess like that with their tummies. Remember he was in your belly for 9 months and his digestive system is used to what you eat, it may take him a few months. By the end of it my baby was back at his original formula and it just took a minute for him to adjust, like my doctor said.

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If you suspect an allergy, you definitely need to talk to the pediatrician about it. There could be an allergy issue going on, but there could be lots of other things causing symptoms. The pediatrician will also have the best suggestions for what to use for your baby’s allergy and which formula to switch to.

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Could be acid reflux. My son had it and he had to take liquid reflux reducer.

My oldest only nursed for 2 weeks and then we spent 2 months in and out of the doctors office trying to figure out what was going on- she was cow and soy intolerant. Nutramigen saved us!! Because of this I worked overtime to make sure I exclusively BF the next 3. It’s a tad expensive but your insurance may help with it.

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