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June 1, 2007 at 10:58 pm #35320AnonymousInactive
I don’t know if I should post here or in MSPI? Abby is MSPI and we are trying to switch her from Neocate to goat’s milk. She is almost 14 months and has been on Neocate since she was 4 months. She has been tested for milk and soy allergy and tested negative. I had her stool tested for milk and soy intolerance and it came back positive for both so I thought I would just try goat’s milk to see how she did.
We started out at 1 ounce in her am bottle for one week. Then we increase to 2 ounces for one week. Then we added 2 ounces to her afternoon bottle and so far no problems.
Has anyone had success with goat’s milk?
Her pedi GI doesn’t want us to switch to it b/c she said that it is low in proteins but her reg pedi said that is it low in folic acid. FYI, we aren’t going back to her pedi GI she was rude to be about the intolerance testing and humg up on me, so I really don’t care what she thinks! Her reg pedi said that it is okay as long as we are giving her a multi vitamin that has folic acid in it. I did find one today so we are going to start it tomorrow.
AndreaJune 2, 2007 at 12:32 am #35324AnonymousInactive
We use to fortify my son’s breastmilk with goat’s milk powder for extra calories because it was the only thing he could tolerate (we tried many different formulas for fortifying). Once we started using the goat’s milk he was a different baby. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t give it a try! I’ve always heard that goat’s milk is high in proteins, and if you give her a multivitamin you shouldn’t have to worry about anything else.
Good luck with it! I sure hope it makes a difference for her!June 2, 2007 at 8:00 am #35343hellbenntKeymaster
try searching- there have been others in the past who used it w/ great succes
to do a search: there’s the ‘search’ button located in the upper right hand corner of the screen
you put the key word/s you’re searching for
then you choose “Topic Subject” from the drop- down menu of “Search In”
then I like to choose “All Forums” from the drop- down menu of “Search Forum”
then I like to choose “Topic Start Date” from the drop- down menu of “Sort Results By” (this way I get all the posts from the past that might help me)June 2, 2007 at 9:55 am #35355AnonymousInactive
we just switched shane to it last week. he is doing the meyenburg whole goats milk carton. no problems thus far. But nothing really any better either.. i personally am trying to solve his sleeping issues ( he is extremely restless).. but hopefully in another week we’ll see a difference!
as far as the vitamins/protiens go.. i heard as well that it is great in protien/fat/calcium content.. and low in folic acid. so we give a multi-vitamin too.
g’luck!!! keep us updated.June 2, 2007 at 9:56 am #35356AnonymousInactive
oh ya and do the meyenburg one because i bought a different brand the other day and it didnt have added vitamin D like the meyenburg does.. plus it was soo much more expensive!June 2, 2007 at 1:58 pm #35376AnonymousInactive
We do neocate/Meyenburg 50/50. I took the recipe off the Dr. Greene website for goats milk, but you could do the whole goats milk b/c she is older than my son.
He has been on it 8 weeks or so and is doing wonderful. I just really tried to avoid adding new foods for about the first 2 weeks I had him on it, so that if he did start to react, I knew that the goats milk was probably it.
I don’t do a vitamin b/c he is still on the neocate too. My pedi was totally against it but we had real probs trying to get him to take straight neocate.June 17, 2007 at 9:51 pm #37088AnonymousInactive
We used Goats milk for my son (milk, corn and oat allergy and lots of sensativities) when he turned one and reacted to even neocate!! It worked great and he was onit for sevral months when after going thru BioSet we switched to regular milk and he is fine. Good luck!June 18, 2007 at 12:41 am #37090AnonymousInactive
Meyenburg brand does add Vitamin D and the concentrated does add Folic Acid to it, I’m not sure about the refridgerated ones. Our dietician actually told us that Goats milk is very high in protein vs. formula therefore, babies on goats milk will typically get fullier with a smaller amount. We tried it on Taylor, and she did fine with it no reactions but it did not help with our GI problems.June 18, 2007 at 9:03 pm #37157AnonymousInactive
Alexis’s mom wrote:
Meyenburg brand does add Vitamin D and the concentrated does add Folic Acid to it, I’m not sure about the refridgerated ones. Our dietician actually told us that Goats milk is very high in protein vs. formula therefore, babies on goats milk will typically get fullier with a smaller amount. We tried it on Taylor, and she did fine with it no reactions but it did not help with our GI problems.
curious as to what helped the gi problems? did it worsen the gi problems?June 19, 2007 at 12:12 am #37178AnonymousInactive
I guess her problems with painful gas, bloating, problems with bowel movements just seemed the same on the goats milk, it didn’t make a difference. She was so miserable that there was no difference with the switch, unlike when switched her to infant formulas that contained corn starch or syrups. What helped was when we got her allergy tested and switched her to the soy RCF with Brown rice syrup as her Carb vs. Corn syrup.
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