Kim - posted on 10/19/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 6 week old daughter has had a terrible rash for the past 3 weeks. I've tried 5 different diaper rash creams, changing wipes and diapers, and even using just warm water and a cloth to clean her. Nothing was working. I finally thought the issue could be with her formula: Nutramigen. After researching, I found out that many others were experiencing the same problem: because the proteins in Nutramigen are basically predigested, a baby has nothing to digest causing very loose stools and thus diarrhea, which could be the cause of her diaper rash. So I tried switching her to a soy based formula. She was on that for about a day and the rash was almost completely healed! But, she started becoming fussy and irritable. Are there any other non-dairy based formulas that may not be as harsh on her as Nutramigen?