Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Unsure mommy | 2008/10/14

Q.

Formula Allergies?

Hello
My son is on 4 feeds of breastmilk and 2 to 3 feeds of formula a day. I started on NAN1 Ha and he had pinkish browm mucus in his stool. I was told by the nurse at the clinic that the formula could be the reason for the mucus. I then swopped to Lactogen as per her advice. He has started again with the mucus in his stool - been about 3 weeks now. I told my midwife and she says i should try Isomil which is non dairy based - that he may be allergic to the dairy.

Is this something i should be concerned about? Should i change his feed?

He seems very happy and laughing etc putting on weight etc.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The mucous in his stools cannot really be regarded as being normal and may be a sign of milk allergy. Against this is the fact that your baby is happy and is thriving.Perhaps you should just continue on the Lactogen as he does'nt seem to have any symptoms that are of concern.

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