Jump to content
Elecare Formula Question
1 reply to this topic
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.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.
Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.
''I've delivered calves, lambs, dogs and cats, but nothing like this.'' This 'Super Gran' calmly peeled the amniotic sac over her great-grandson's head before discovering the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck ... twice.
It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.
Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.
It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.
One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.
Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.
For parents, having a child with microcephaly can mean a life of uncertainty.
Here are a few 'other' baby firsts you may not have been expecting, but you'll want to be ready for.
My son was born on the 1 July 2014. It's a fabulous birthday, don't you think? Not only does the first of July ring in a new financial year, but it also means we've hit the year's half way mark.
A naturopath whose treatment of a baby boy allegedly led to the infant being severely ill has pleaded not guilty to charges against her.
A teary-eyed Andy Murray promised pregnant wife Kim he'd be on the next plane home after his turbulent two weeks at the Australian Open came to an end.
A small boy in the US has struck up a quacking good friendship with an unlikely companion ... his pet duck.
Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations.
I've always been one of the most maternal women I know.
For some couples you either both want to know the gender of your unborn baby, or you don't. For others, it's not that simple.
Tough new "no jab no play" laws could hurt children who have not been immunised due to family dysfunction, poverty, or poor access to medical support, experts warn.
Airlines and cruise companies across the world are offering refunds or travel credits to pregnant women who are scheduled to visit countries struck by the devastating Zika virus.
Not all women will require medication, but many will. And there isn't and shouldn't be any shame in that.
Top 5 Articles
Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.
Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?
She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.
A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.
Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.
It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement about the alphabet.
Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night.
An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.
It was all too much excitement for this dad.
The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.
The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.
Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.
Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.
Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.
Get your free ticket to the Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!