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My son was diagnosed as lactose intolerant at 8 weeks (poo test) and has be on S26 Lactose Free since. The improvement was amazing but now 8 weeks on, symptoms seem to be returning; very gassy and unsettled, including screaming (especially when in the car). Have doc appointment today but was hoping to hear from anyone else who has experienced the same with their little one.
nice to hear from u... my wee boy is on a formula called "hypo-allergenic" formula ... it has no allergens (sometimes soy and or the protein in goats and cows milk can be allergenic too!)
I got it prescribed from my doc (fully subsidised!) ... u could see if u can get it in aussie? when i was looking for a formula one of the formula companies in nz told me that infants are normally allergic to the protein in cows milk, not the lactose?... just food for thought!
My son is lactose intolerant and we tried S26 lactose free first but I found the same problem after about a week or 2, we tried nan lactose free and he became constipated so we changed to karicare aptamil lactose free and he has been on it for 3 months and still going strong, I don't have any problems what so ever smile
We were diagnosed at 7 weeks also with a poo test. We are now 7 months plus 2 weeks.
We are on Aptimal Karicare delact. (can get a script, on PBS and fully subsidised - is $36.90 for 5 tins!)
We tried S26 lactose free and my son still reacted as there is galactose in it (which I guess is a sub strand of lactose) only minute but was enough for him to still get a rash.
Also with constipation, I used to give him 2 doses of infants friend - one in the morn and night which kept him regular (completely natural drops), and now he is on solids he only has once a day or every couple of days.
He was born in 15percentile now we are nearly 10 Kg and in 75 percentile!
my boy is allergic to dairy protein and soy, so that also cuts out being able to use goats nilk, he is on a prescription formula called Neocate, huge improvement after 2 days on the formula



hg:) wrote:
my boy is allergic to dairy protein and soy, so that also cuts out being able to use goats nilk, he is on a prescription formula called Neocate, huge improvement after 2 days on the formula


Hello, nice to hear from someone using Neocate... my son is 6 mths old and using it but only because he was getting symptoms from cows & goats milk... so the GP prescribed me Neocate to try... he had been heaps better (been on it nearly 2 mths) but has started getting reflux recently... so i have been giving him gaviscon which helps the reflux but makes him real constipated so then i have to give him Coloxyl... seems crazy to be giving him all this stuff?
so i asked the GP if there is any way to test intolerances/allergies in infants and he reckoned there wasnt?
what is this 'poo' test... where do u get it done?
Looking for any advice...
Thanks smile
We have infant gaviscon too with lactose free form. I use infants friend (natural) can get from chemist, once- twice day to help keep him regular but now 7.5mobths and on more solids he doesn't need it as often.
We had to do a stool sample with our peadiatrician at 7 wks because wills bottom was riddled with blisters and open sores- because his poo was basically burning on the way out. But we had to do it b4 he was on lactose free to see that he wasn't obsorbing it- if he is already on lactose free I don't believe u can do the stool test.
Hope this helps??
Kayell wrote:
hg:) wrote:
my boy is allergic to dairy protein and soy, so that also cuts out being able to use goats nilk, he is on a prescription formula called Neocate, huge improvement after 2 days on the formula

Hello, nice to hear from someone using Neocate... my son is 6 mths old and using it but only because he was getting symptoms from cows & goats milk... so the GP prescribed me Neocate to try... he had been heaps better (been on it nearly 2 mths) but has started getting reflux recently... so i have been giving him gaviscon which helps the reflux but makes him real constipated so then i have to give him Coloxyl... seems crazy to be giving him all this stuff?
so i asked the GP if there is any way to test intolerances/allergies in infants and he reckoned there wasnt?
what is this 'poo' test... where do u get it done?
Looking for any advice...
Thanks smile


Hey from day 1 i thought there was something wrong with my boy and ever gp, specialist i saw said it was reflux he would grow out of it, and put him on gaviscon what made no difference, i was at the doctors every week, as he had diarrhoea 24/7, he refused to feed from me and would only take 20ml of formula every hr and cried 24/7, it was like i was in a nightmare, it wasn't till he was 5 months lost shit loads of weight and was now pooing blood they decided it was not reflux, i just had to collect and take in a few samples of poo to be tested, plus i remember them doing blood tests, i hope you get answers soon, the formula did bung him up some times and i found the best thing was bit of brown sugar in warm water



oh ok, thanks smile
might look out for that infants friend and he has been better now he is having solids too smile
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