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Posted by: Logans mom | 2007/12/16

Q.

Formula probs

Hi plz help

I've tried the following formula's :
NAN, Lactogen, S26 gold, Isomil, Infasoy, Purity, And Novalac restless.

My boy is 3.5 mnths, 6kgs, and has had probs with all of the above, he either cramps, constipates, screams, or its too weak or to strong.

The good news is he doesnt have any foor allergies, I had him tested due to his fromula being chaanged so many times. I kept to a specific for atleast 3 wks.

He grows beautifull.

But he dislikes his current Lactogen, and he only takes a few sips.

He eats about 3 tablespoons rice cereal 1nce a day, and he absolutely loves purity custard, he eats 125 ml in 2 feeds,no problems or cramps or anything.

He also loves his rooibos,drinks about 250 ml per 24 hours.

Now I plz need help, do I keep him on tea and solids, or change his milk for the millionth time?

To what do i change it?

Or can i give him diluted cow milk and (cereal and purity more often.)

He refuses all the 1st food flavours, he only eats the custard and mixed things like the good nights range.

He also hates the yogurt flavours.

Plz help urgently!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It seems as if you have a very big problem here because at the age of 3.5 months your baby should be fed on milk and nothing else. In spite of the fact that you say that he is gaining weight, his weight is slightly below the average for his age.He loves the custard because of the vanilla flavour [and possibly the sweetness too] and likes rooibos tea which has not got the necessary nutritional value for a rapidly growing baby. He is not ready for diluted cow's milk at his age either.He does not appear to be allergic to cow's milk and the fact that he can tolerate custard seems to indicate that he does not have lactose intolerance either.We need to find a formula that he will take and this must be offered to him before any other food or drink.I know that you have already tried many formulas including the Novalac SD, but try the regular Novalac Standard formula and see if he will take this.Please let me know if you are successful with this formula.

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