Childhood Diseases

Posted by: SS | 2012-03-01


Infant - Changing formula

Hi Doc. I gave birth 3weeks ago. During my 1st 3days in hospital my baby received both bottle (Nan1) and breast. (Bottle for top-up &  night feeding) as my breasts were not producing enough milk. The next 3days I only breastfed, however on day 11 the baby was diagnosed with jaundice &  I was told to stop breastmilk (as it prolongs the jaundice) and give the baby formula. My husband bought NanHA (very small tin, as this was only a temporary thing) &  this was given to the baby. She was in phototherapy for 3nts &  4days and drank NanHA. (To which she took nicely). In the interim, I developed milk fever as my breasts became completely engorged and got quite sick &  sadly stopped breastfeeding. In the mean time my dear mother in law had bought NAn1 and this was given to the baby from about 2 &  half weeks. Ever since she is really battling with cramps and winds...could it be the frequent change in u think I could go back to NanHA and stick to NanHA??

Expert's Reply



Your baby did well on the NAN HA which is a partially modified formula recommended for babies who have a family history of allergies. Your baby's present symptoms sound more like a lactose intolerance problem which is due to the inability to digest the natural milk sugar called lactose.It would certainly be worthwhile trying your baby back on the NAN HA. If her symptoms continue then a lactose free formula is recommended such as NAN LF.

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