Childhood Diseases

Posted by: chanty | 2010-09-02




My daughter is 8 months. She weighs approximately 9kg. She has reflux treated by Altosec and Motillium. No teeth. She was on Isomil from 6 weeks old. At about 5 months she started having hard stools. (Not lactose intolerant, tested). I changed her to Nan HA but she seemed miserable on it. I put her back on Isomil. Her stools stayed hard. Last week Saturday I put her back on Nan HA, and her stools seemed fine. She has''nt slept well since she started having the hard stools when she was 5 months old. She used to sleep through the night.
This week she has been miserable, especially at night, she cries and moans and groans and then passes wind and calms down. This morning her stool is rock hard again.
What is the way forward? I can''t have her not sleeping at night anymore, I am exhausted.

Expert's Reply



If you are certain that your little baby does not have lactose intolerance and is not allergic to milk there is no need for her to be on either the Isomil which makes her constipated or the low allergy formula, NAN HA which does not agree with her. If you are certain about the points mentioned here then there is no treason why she should not go onto a regular cow's milk formula such as Lactogen2. If she is still windy and seems to be uncomfortable on Lactogen 2 then she should be re-tested for possible lactose intolerance and if positive should go onto a lactose free formula such as NAN LF or S26LF.

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