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clothmomof3 01-11-2013 10:06 PM

Feeding issues.
My nephew is totally NPO and is only fed thru his Mickey button. They recently switched him to Pedisure, he is lactose intolerant and has a milk protein allergy so this is a problem!!! Continuously vomiting.... With a fundo. He needs to be on a 30 cal formula and usually gets a 105 ml bolus every 3 hours. We need a different formula option. He is 16 months old and takes nothing by mouth!!!! :banghead:help!!!!

mekat 01-11-2013 10:34 PM

Re: Feeding issues.
Do you just need a formula recommendation? We use Elecare Junior unflavored, a lot of kids with allergies and poor intestinal function thrive with this formula. There are a lot of other formulas out there through so it is just a matter of trying different ones. Usually the pediatric GI's office will load parents up with samples to try before putting through an insurance authorization just in case the kid can't tolerate it.

clothmomof3 01-11-2013 10:56 PM

Re: Feeding issues.
Doc is being a jerk.. What are the calories of ellecare?

luvsviola 01-11-2013 11:08 PM

Re: Feeding issues.
My son is on Peptamin Jr. 30 cal, and it is ready to feed. Its hypoallergenic. He has done it orally, through G, and through a J.

They have a bunch of options. It is not cheap, but ready to feed is super easy. He did Elecare, and tolerated it well, but it tastes terrible, so when we were ready to start working on oral feeds, we switched to Peptamin Junior vanilla flavored. There is also a 45 cal version, if you need to go to that.

Elecare is a powder, so you can make it however many calories you need.

clothmomof3 01-12-2013 01:47 AM

Re: Feeding issues.
Thanks ladies for the info ill talk with my sister tomorrow. The gi mentioned a g/j tube but really don't think that is the issue, really think it is the allergy. Ill keep you ladies posted, again thanks so much!!!

luvsviola 01-12-2013 10:06 PM

Re: Feeding issues.
We went to a GJ when we couldn't get vomitting under control. DS got his at 18 months (got G at 7 months). Over time, the vomitting stopped, and then we were able to reintroduce oral feeds.

momgoddesswife 01-13-2013 06:31 AM

Re: Feeding issues.
Could it be the milk protein in the Pediasure? You said he has a milk protein allergy and Pediasure has milk protein in it.

Our son is severely allergic to animal protein and any time there is the littlest about of protein in anything he vomits.

Our son is 17 months or 1 adjusted and is on Neocate Infant, there is a Neocate junior maybe that would work? It has no milk protein or animal protein, no soy.

mekat 01-13-2013 12:18 PM

Re: Feeding issues.
Yes, Elecare jr is designed to be mixed to 30 cal. Jr in a formula name means adolescent formula and they are usual 30 cal/oz because nutritionally this is the calorie concentration most children need after the age of one. If you see Jr in a name it will likely meet your calorie requirements.

FrozenBooty 01-13-2013 03:01 PM

My son loves the taste of the vanilla elecare jr. It is so gross but he refuses everything else weaning off elecare has been a battle.

ssand23 01-13-2013 08:00 PM

My son is on Neocate Jr only and it is also 30 cal. We use the unflavored but they also have a tropical, chocolate and their Splash options. They are all completely dairy & soy free.

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