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January 8, 2007 at 5:38 pm #21965AnonymousInactive
I was wondering how to tell if baby is allergic to formula?? Is there a specific test to see if they are allergic to corn, soy, and milk or is it just trial and error??
DesireeJanuary 8, 2007 at 7:42 pm #21969hellbenntKeymaster
from the ‘main’ mspi link (it’s stickied in the mspi forum and is also in ‘groupie intro’, which is stickied in the introduce yourself forum), go to page 2 and you can read about the difference s b/t allergies & intolerances- it’s a bit to read through, but should help…
one way to know is via an endoscopy- this is when they go in the esophogus w/ a camera & take a look around & take biopsies. if there are eos cells present then there is an allergy. intolerances are just as ‘real’ but they are harder to track down, I do believe…
there are allergy tests, but from all I’ve read/learned in the past 3 1/2 yrs, allergy testing is not accurate in babies…that said, I think ‘positives’ are more reliable, meaning if baby test positive for milk allergy then baby has milk allergy- however, there are many ‘false negatives’ meaning that baby might test negative for milk allergy when in fact s/he has a milk allergy-confusing, huh?January 8, 2007 at 7:51 pm #21972AnonymousInactive
my son is intolerant to all milk and soy formulas (he is MSPI) and that is usually found out by symptoms.
many babies are MSPI but there is no actual “test” for it. its based on symptoms.
also actual allergy testing can be innacurate.January 9, 2007 at 2:32 am #21995AnonymousInactive
My understanding is that “allergy testing” as such is reasonably inaccurate in infants. Most peads diagnose on the basis of symptoms and a bit of trial an error. It does seem like they are little experiments in progress sometimes, doesn;t it!!!January 9, 2007 at 2:28 pm #22034AnonymousInactive
For use it was a lot of trial and error. She would have a lot of GI problems, painful gas, bloating, crying, irriatable, and problems passing bowel movements even though they were soft. After mutilpe attempts at switching formulas even Neocate, the Peds MD wanted allergy testing. So off to the Allergist who did skin testing, and it showed positives to milk, corn, and corn syrup the 3 that we really suspected, since we have avoided thoses we have been much better. Once we modified her formula she was able to pass gas, bms on her own and a large decrease in bloating, much happier.January 9, 2007 at 2:56 pm #22036AnonymousInactive
Sue what formula do you have Taylor on? I am just curious because I see she is allergic to corn.January 9, 2007 at 3:37 pm #22039AnonymousInactive
She’s on Ross Carbohydrate Free Soy with Iron. It is typically used for tube feed babies, it comes in cans and you have to add water and mix in your own carbs, so instead of the typical formulas using corn syrup I use brown rice syrup as the carb. She does about 2 oz of the RCF and 1 oz of Goats milk, I think it is more of a taste issue for her since we didn’t learn about the RCF until she was almost 6 months.January 9, 2007 at 4:50 pm #22047AnonymousInactive
Sometimes I wonder about putting her back on Enfamil w/Lipil…she had two diapers in the hospital with a bit of blood and they (Cardio)people switched her to Neocate…now after a week of blood in her diapers my peditrician, NEW GI person(didn’t like the one we had at hospital) and the cardio people all seem to agree that it is a virus and will go away…Why were they so quick to change in the hospital but now that she is home and keeping everyone awake by screaming/crying before each poop (every 1 1/2 hours) they tell me to wait?? They all seem convinced that Neocate is not the culprit!! She had been getting the additive Polycose and want me to take her off that but I had already done that for a 24hour period and no real change…of course I was only a rebel for 24 hours and then put her back on it until the Drs told me it was ok..(now that it’s THEIR idea it must be the culprit!) I also don’t understand why she screams/cries so hard at night vs the day she doesn’t get as upset…only thing I can think of is she’s more awake so not as much of a surprise then in the middle of the night. I guess I wait for a couple more days/nights and if it is virus it should go away by the weekend..if not then next week I will have to make myself heard that NEOCATE IS NOT WORKING!!January 9, 2007 at 5:05 pm #22050AnonymousInactive
I’m pretty sure I’ve read on here that polycose can cause cramping and diarrhea.
Have any of you heard that?
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