Your baby does sound allergic as he initially developed an eczema rash. He was put onto a soya formula but became constipated on this formula and would only feed with difficulty. About 1 in 3 of cow's milk allergic babies also become allergic to soya. NAN HA is only a partially modified formula and may not be suitable for a highly cow's milk allergic baby. It would be a good idea to ask your paediatrician to do a RAST test for milk and soya on your baby to see if he is definitely allergic to these two feeds. If the test comes back positive you will need to feed your baby on the new Similac Alimentum Hypoallergenic formula. This is rather expensive but some medical aids will pay for it if your paediatrician writes a letter of explanation as to why your baby needs this special formula.If you have any difficulty in getting the tests done, it would be best to see a paeditrician with expertise in paediatric allergies. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.
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