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Can anyone help with possible formula allergy?

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  • Posted By: anna-brad
  • January 13, 2008
  • 04:14 AM

Hi, I have a 7 week old boy who has been having problems for the last 4-5 weeks. He became very irritable at about 3 weeks old when we were feeding him (he is bottle feed). Things very quickly got worse and he would scream during his feeds so we took him to the doctor and they told us they think it is reflux. They put him on meds for this and things seemed to get better, but only for about 10 days. They then went bad again and we took him back to the doctors. He has also developed a rash on his face which has spread to his neck and back. They have changed him onto Losec and things are about 80% better. They are not wanting to try him on a dairy free formula at this stage if he has imporved but I still think it may be that the has an allergy to the formlua. Has anyone had a baby with this allergy but been told it was reflux? He has had a upset week, not sleeping well and grizzly. He seems to fit a few of the symptoms for an allergy but I'm just not sure.
If nyone can help, I would love to hear from you.

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  • try switching to a soy based formula. my daughter did the same thing at about that age. I was told it was an umbilical hernia. She ended up getting eczema from the milk allergy. Anyway. switch to a soy based formula and see if that will help any.
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  • My daughter was a preemie. The MDs kept telling me it was colic and refulx etc. At about 6 months i threw some kind of fit at the docs. after much testing, it was discovered that she was allergic to certain preservatives. She went on whole milk with supplimental vitamins and her refulx promptly disappeared never to return. Follow your gut on this. T
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