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Old 11-19-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hypoallergenic formula?

I need to find a hypoallergenic formula for my 6mo. We already tried Simolac alimentum but there's no way she would drink it. I mixed a quarter of a spoon with 3oz of my milk and she refuses it. It also smells really bad - is that normal for a hypoallergenic formula?
Which one should I try next?
Is there a organic alternative?
I will still be BF her but need formula as well.
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Most hypoallergenic specialty formulas smell & taste really bad. Have you tried Baby's Only Organic Lacto-Relief? You can get it on Amazon for about $15 + free shipping with prime.
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I was told that the more allergy free the formula gets, the worst it smells. The amino acid ones I am told smell/taste awful!
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Most hypoallergenic specialty formulas smell & taste really bad. Have you tried Baby's Only Organic Lacto-Relief? You can get it on Amazon for about $15 + free shipping with prime.
Thanks! But What I need is hypoallergenic formula (for milk protein allergy.) Lacto-relief is for lactose intolerant toddlers, it's a different problem. That said though, the babys only is a grt brand. I use it for one of my older kids.
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I was told that the more allergy free the formula gets, the worst it smells. The amino acid ones I am told smell/taste awful!
Uhhhh, that's not good news for me then... Thanks for the explanation of the smell
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Re: Hypoallergenic formula?

My son's on the Alimentum and can't do Nutramigen but Nutramigen is hypoallergenic as well. So is Elecare but it's even more expensive than Alimentum.

Is there a reason why you can't do cow's milk formula? Have you tried it? I'm not sure what else there is besides donor breast milk or home made formula but I've never tried it or heard much about it and I am against Soy formula

Organic wise the only things I could find were Milk and Soy based.
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Re: Hypoallergenic formula?

My son also has the milk protein allergy. Is there a way you can use a SNS and get your child to get used to Alimentum that way? My son is on Alimentum but he had no choice as he was a month old at the time that he got supplemented with it.

A SNS is a supplemental nursing system. Medela has one and then there is another one. It is basically a thin straw that goes into his/her mouth when they are nursing to give more food. It is suppose to help increase supply too.
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I'd say the hydrolysates (alimentum, nutramigen, pregestimil) smell/taste nastier than elecare and neocate (amino acid based). Between my 4 kiddos, I've used all 5 of them.. amino acid based were ultimately what my younger 2 ended up on.
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Thanks! But What I need is hypoallergenic formula (for milk protein allergy.) Lacto-relief is for lactose intolerant toddlers, it's a different problem. That said though, the babys only is a grt brand. I use it for one of my older kids.
Ah gotcha. Wasn't sure exactly why you needed it. Have you tried Nutramigen? It's hypoallergenic for milk protein allergies. My LO drank that before I was able to wean her onto the LactoRelief & then eventually onto cow's milk. I had to start supplementing @ 10 months & my LO has a really sensitive tummy (not a milk protein allergy) so that was just what worked for us.
The Peds GI doctor had also recommended Elecare but we never needed to try it.
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Yeah, they all taste bad. Its easier if they start really young. I would check with your ped for idea. I am sure they have dealt with this before. Good luck!
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