NeoCate Formula?

Melissa - posted on 03/16/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I'm sick of seeing my son suffer day after day. He spits up all the time, vomits, gets choked. I'm afraid one time he'll get choked and nothing good will come from it. I've done everything I can think of for Acid Reflux or GERD. I sit him up during feedings 20-30min after feedings, frequent burping, keeping him elevated during sleep and just in general. I've laid him on his belly elevated, yet that seems to make him worse. Right now my Dr.'s office is closed and I was curious about the formula NeoCate. I was wondering if anyone uses it, or has used it with their infant. My son is 2 months and 16 days old. I have him on Alimentum, but I've learned that he could be allergic still to this "hypoallergenic" formula. I basically am just wanting to know anyones personal experience with this formula and their child. Reactions and such. Any information about it would be nice. :]

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Janet - posted on 04/29/2013

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My son is 8 months old. He was a BF baby till about 6.5 months. I put him on regular formula and he broke out with Ezcema. We then tried Soy formula; again broke out with Ezcema and then lastly; Nutremagen. Still broke out. I had looked on line and spoke to my Peditrician and was advised how great Neocate was for babies with Ezcema. Yes the Ezcema cleared up but then I noticed my son, here and there, just start chocking and sometimes looked as if he wasn't breathing. My son never had any GI issues but this is ridiculous. I know Neocate advised about "GAS" issues but this is no simple GAS issue. I am sorry but I don't want my child to stop breathing or choke to death. We have decided to stop the Neocate and put him on Rice Milk. So far no issues.. I hope no one else will have to experience this. Very scary!!!

Stacy - posted on 03/16/2009

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My son started on Neocate when he was 5 months old. The doctor kept telling me that he was gaining weight so the vomiting was nothing to be concerned about, but it was something to be concerned about, as a parent!  We tried every kind of formula the dr. told us, but nothing worked!  We did barium swallow testing, raising the one end of the crib, and everything else we could think of or were told to do, but nothing helped. After being on the neocate for a week or two, there was no more vomiting!! Sure, he might have an episode here or there, but absolutely nothing like it had been. Once he turned 1 year old, we started him on soy milk, and eventually he started drinking 2% milk and has been fine ever since! Good luck! Hopefully it works as well for your son as it did mine! To get the Neocate, your doctor needs to write you a script and you can get it from the pharmacy.  It is really expensive though, so hopefully your insurance will cover it!

Dominga - posted on 08/29/2013

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I'm really sorry to hear the scary experiences you are undergoing with your child. Best advise I can give you is to please get second opinions from different Doctors, until one of them resolves the issue by finally prescribing the right type of baby formula. Oh, and this website has one of the best prices online, plus they offer Free 2-3 days Priority Shipping: www.lowpricebabyformula.com

Best of luck and hang in there.

Mel - posted on 03/16/2009

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oh and with prescription is it $20 for 8 tins but that is in Australia. if you have a concessions card its $5. without prescription it is about $300.

Danica - posted on 03/16/2009

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I haven't used Neocate but I worked in a naturopathic office that sold it. It is amazing stuff! I've seen reflux, exzema, colic all resolved by switching to Neocate. Other than my office, the only place I've seen it is Shoppers Drug Mart. Be prepared, it's over $40 per can.

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Idajordan6 - posted on 01/04/2016

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My baby is 1no.old...just got released from.hospital..was sickly could not tolerate any other formula...This milk is a prescription milk....please consult your pediatrician first...My baby was discharge after he was doin so well, it taste awful....but he loves it!! and it's very, very expensive...it has to be delivered to my home..

Melissa - posted on 03/17/2009

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A couple of my girlfriends with nearly premature babies are using Nutramigen by Enfamil because their doctors diagnosis their babies as having under-developed GI systems. They call it "Liquid Gold" as it's expensive but they swear by it. I'm not sure if it will be of help to you, but even now as they are starting on rice cereal, they are still using it. Best of luck to you!

Mel - posted on 03/16/2009

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my daughtr was on losec as well. never helped for her she used to throw it up as soon as i put it thru her nasal gastric tube. i feel for all these mothers with reflux babies! altho mine never had reflux she still lost every feed.

Kelly - posted on 03/16/2009

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Hi there.  I have no idea what NeoCate is as my baby is still on breast milk, and I live in NZ so its probably a different product name, but just want to say "I understand"!!!  My baby is 6 months old and we have had feeding difficulties since the moment she was born - never breast fed.  I express and bottle feed.  She was diagnosed with silent reflux and is on Losec (omezerprole or whatever it's called) which helped, but she was still a poor feeder.  She has just improved recently, and I don't know if it's because she's now sitting up by herself (more upright all the time) or if it's because I'm dairy free, or if she's just growing out of it.  Guess we will never know.  But I want you to know that it does get easier and it does get better and I know that means nothing to you while you are going through all the problems, but one day you will forget how hard it was. 



My knowledge of reflux includes these things that have helped me...



- over 40% of reflux babies have milk protein allergies which are extremely difficult to detect



- some reflux babies are also allergic to soy



- going completely dairy free and reduce some babies vomiting (or using a milk protein free formula



- trying thickener in formula can help with vomiting, or getting an anti-reflux formula



- infant gaviscon sachets are good too



That's all I can think of for the time being.  But they will grow out of it , and if nothing works, grin and bear it and invest in some good quality bibs!!  It took 6 months of hell with our baby girl with her feeding, but the improvement now is amazing.



Maybe a dummy would help???  The sucking and swallowing action may help baby keep his food down...



Good luck.  You are not alone in your battles.



 



Kelly and Ella.

Mel - posted on 03/16/2009

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my daughter was on neocate while she was in the hospital at about 3-5 months then again from about 7-11 months ive only just changed her back. she went well on it at first but then had constipation problmes but im sure that is completely abnormal. she threw up each feed of neocate but she is a different case to your son. other then that it was the best formula i could find to put her on between all the otehrs i had tried. definately worth it. i still have about 6 tins of the stuff in my cupboard

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