Formulas

Jackie - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I have a 11 month old son who is supposibly allergic to dairy we had him on s26 gold for ages and he kept getting rashes on his cheeks and body. the doctor gave us lotions but they did nothing we sought a 2nd opinion and that doctor said to put him on goats milk as he cant have cows milk. since bein on goats th rashes continued after a bit and we had cream for it but after a bit it kept flaring up after a few months. We then put him on soy milk and the rashes have cleared up he still has them on some days but apparently its eczema to. the only problem is I have heard conflicting advice from different doctors on soy milk and how it creates infertility and has too much estrogen in it for boys to have it. should i keep him on it?? i need help on this

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Jackie - posted on 02/20/2009

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yea it does flare up in the heat unfortunately but he still gets his rashes when we have been in the air con all day to :( i just cant win and he scratches chunks out of cheeks and all .

Jackie - posted on 02/20/2009

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they had tried those creams on him lots of different types to and none worked. they even tried solutuions and still no luck to.

Jackie - posted on 02/20/2009

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what did they say it was and what kind of medication they give? thanks for your advice to :-D

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my daughter has the same thing took her to a dermatologist and put her on medication that worked

Ashley - posted on 02/19/2009

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my son was on soy, but it constipated him so we put him on the similac alimentum(it's 25 dollars for a 12 oz can) but it works awesome. my son wasn't digesting the regular formula so we switched him to soy. i don't know tho cuz my son didn't have rashes

Jennifer - posted on 02/19/2009

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His body may not be ready for cows milk, I've heard it's pretty hard for little ones to digest. I wouldnt assume he has an allergy yet he may just have an intolerance to it. I was the same way with eggs as a child and now I am ok with them. I would continue on the soy for a while and probably around 18 months try the cows milk again.

Gena - posted on 02/19/2009

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My son was on soy formula from about 6mos on.  His was not a rash, but he spit up ALL the time.  My dr said it was completely safe for him.  Actually, at a year I tried him on regular milk when I took him off formula and he started spitting up again...so I even had him on soy milk for about 6 mos.  At 18mos I tried whole milk again and he has been ok since then. 

Lauren - posted on 02/19/2009

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If he is allergic to the protein rather than the lactose, the formula my daughter is on is hypoallergenic.  It may help.



In terms of weaning, most doctors recommend weaning from formula at one year.  Typically, you would start with whole milk at that point, but I don't know what your pediatrician would recommend you try.  The good news is that if it is a protein allergy, my understanding is that most kids outgrow it around a year old.  That's what I'm holding onto for my daughter. I really hope she won't have to avoid dairy for the rest of her life!

Shantelle - posted on 02/19/2009

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He is probably allergic to the protein in the cows milk (casein), Lactose-free is still based on cows milk, just without the lactose. Soy isn't.

There are prescription formulas available which you should look into also. Maybe discuss this option with your DR.

Also, I have heard that many ppl with allergies to milk end up with soy intolerances. Just something to watch for.

Jackie - posted on 02/19/2009

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what age do we wean them and what do we wean them onto? i havent been able to learn much about it all yet

Lauren - posted on 02/19/2009

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that at that age they still rely on formula for that majority of their nutrition, so I think most pediatricians wouldn't recommend weaning off quite yet.  I really don't know about hormones in soy formula, but if you are worried, maybe there is an all-natural formula you could try.  My daughter has had problems with formula as well and is currently on Similac Alimentum and is doing pretty well on that. The good news is that he will be old enough to wean off soon- this too shall pass!  Hang in there!

Jackie - posted on 02/19/2009

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yer it is hard lol he is picky with his foods and it all has to be finger food so im limited cos of everything having dairy and the stuff that doesnt he dont want so i do check labels and occasionally it is hard to let it slide a lil but i am careful as to when he has it and when the rashes appear cos if he a lil tiny bit the rash barely appears. he does rely on the formula for some food and comfort to so im stuff in between a rock and a hard place.

Allie - posted on 02/19/2009

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that is rough. i know nothing about the soy so i can't help in that area. if he is eating well and only needs a drink of milk for comfort not to feed him you could try rice milk, it is only a drink and has very little to it. so if he needs the formula for food i would stick to the soy for a bit till he is eating more food. oh and are you checking all lables some weird stuff has dairy in it, that could be why the rash appears at odd times. good luck

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