Saturday, February 28, 2009

In the last year I have talked to many mother's who have had babies that show symptoms of cow's milk protein allergies.  There are great doctors and resources out there that will help you figure out what is best for your baby.  A formula that is recommended for this type of allergy , which  worked great for my son is called Nutramigen.  It is very expensive but well worth the price especially if your baby is displaying colic like symptoms. 

The belief out there is that babies only have milk allergies if the mother is breastfeeding , and that is not accurate.  For so many years, people thought it was a mother's diet , and that is why they assumed that formula fed babies didn't have these types of allergies.  How frustrating is that for the mother, when no one will listen ! It's hard enough to hear your baby cry but when you notice he/she has excessive gas and can't sleep , you need answers!  Enough of the " don't worry your baby will outgrow it, it's normal"  easy for someone to say until they go through it.

What I am trying to say is both mother's who breastfeed and formula feed their infants can experience milk allergies.  Always consult your doctor before  starting a new formula, and of course before your decide to stop breastfeeding.

This post is only to advise mother's that there are options available even when you feel alone and like no one is listening.

If you need more information on Nutramigen check out the website :

No comments:

Post a Comment