Non-dairy formulas

Kim - posted on 10/19/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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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?

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Kim - posted on 10/20/2012

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Thanks for your input! I will definitely make a call to the pediatrician on Monday.

Anaquita - posted on 10/20/2012

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Also casein is pretty much in all mammal milk. Even goat milk, just so ya know for future reference.

Anaquita - posted on 10/20/2012

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Ah casein. Yeah that can be an issue. Is there any almond based formulas? I'd say talk to the pediatrician for some advice.

Kim - posted on 10/20/2012

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She has an allergy to the protein in cow's milk so we are staying away from milk-based formula.

Anaquita - posted on 10/20/2012

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Soy acts as estrogen, and can cause a myriad of issues for adults, let alone children and babies. At least unfermented soy. (Soy lovers are going to hate me now...)



I used a lactose-free, dairy formula blend by enfamil, and my son did wonderfully on it. Why the anti-dairy?

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