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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:09 AM
Hoping someone can help me with some questions. As part of investigation into why my DD is so unhappy all the time the doctor has suggested we try Elecare formula but with me being a zombie at the moment didn't ask exactly what it was.
Am I right in thinking that it is a formula that doesn't contain a particular protein found in cows milk and soy?
The problems DD is having was also present when I was breastfeeding so does this mean that my breast milk also contained this protein?
Has anyone else found that this formula helped their baby and how long did it take to see a difference.
Finally what ramifications will this have on her diet in future? Will she grow out of this? I'm just thinking that bread etc has some soy or milk products in them and want to make sure I don't make mistakes when she gets the hang of solids a bit more.
If anyone out there knows the answer to some of these I would be really grateful.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:20 AM
EleCare is an amino-acid based formula, so contains no dairy or soy protein. It is made on glucose syrup and is as nutritionally complete as any baby formula - maybe even more so as it can be used as a sole food source for up to 7 year olds.
Are you still wanting to breastfeed? Dairy and soy proteins (as well as everything else you eat) passes through your breastmilk, so if you are wanting to continue to bf you would need to take these out of your diet to see if that makes a difference. And that means EVERYTHING that contains these things. You would need to do that for about 6 weeks and see if that makes a difference or not. It does take a bit for it to leave your system and theirs as well. Once she is more settled (if she is) and has been for a few weeks, you can start to add a bit of one of them back in and see if it makes a difference. Go slowly and wait a week before increasing the amounts you have.
If you want to go onto formula, then be warned that things might go backwards for a week or two as her system goes through withdrawal (this is worse case, best would be only a few days). Within about 3 weeks you should know if something you were eating was the issue or if there is something else going on.
My DD doesn't tolerate the EleCare as well as she tolerates Neocate (same thing, different company) and I have no idea why but for some this is what happens. So maybe if the EleCare fixes it a bit, but not totally, you might want to have a trial of Neocate and see if it is better suited.
Not sure if your doctor warned you at all, but it is HUGELY expensive if you don't get an authority script for it (would cost me $900 a month for my DD). You can get your first script from a normal GP, but after that you must be under the care of an allergist and they can take a while to get into. I would be booking in NOW, just in case you need it. Get your GP to have a chat with them if you can't get in in time as they might give you the script whilst you wait for the appointment.
As for the future - who knows???? My DD has been on Neocate as a sole food for the past year and no end in sight at the moment. However she is one of the very few who are super sensitive to foods. Most kids outgrow the intolerances, their systems learn to cope with the foods, or they can cope with small amounts. If this is the issue, then weaning is a much slower process (leaving at least 7 days between each food, rather then the standard 3) and doing it with the guidance of an allergist and dietitian.
If you need any further help, feel free to PM me.
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