Posted by: Yolandie | 2009/09/21


4 months old: full of mucus!

We have recently found out the my son, who is 4 months old has an allergy to the normal NAN milk, so the Pedeatrician changed him to the NAN HA.

I took him to the Dr last Monday with a cough, and she gave him antibiotic, and sent him for chest x-rays, which came back clear. He is now finished with the antibiotic and still battling with a cough and mucus. Is there not a medicine or something that I can give him to break down the mucus? It is making it difficult to burp - which is making everything else a nightmare.

Please help!

Expert's Reply



Your baby may be highly allergic to cow's milk and may not even be able to tolerate the NAN HA formula which is only partially modified. The choice you have is to try him on an extensively modified milk formula such as Similac Alimentum or putting him on a soya formula.Let me know how he gets on.

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