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Old 07-07-2011, 07:00 AM   #11
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You know, I've wondered about whether I could use the milk when I relactate with my period. I've actually always had some, even before being pregnant. But it tastes kind of salty ( yes, I've tried it) like what's called "weaning milk." Though DS is on elemental formula, I pumped exclusively for twin DD for 5 months, and also dealt with oversupply and frequent engorgement. Since DD doesn't latch, it would just be a matter of expressing a bit into her formula, just for the antibodies and other bm goodness. Should I try it?
Mine looks like colostrum then milk. I wonder if most oversuppliers continue to produce? I haven't pumped since the beginning of December.

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Old 07-07-2011, 02:47 PM   #12
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You know, I've wondered about whether I could use the milk when I relactate with my period. I've actually always had some, even before being pregnant. But it tastes kind of salty ( yes, I've tried it) like what's called "weaning milk." Though DS is on elemental formula, I pumped exclusively for twin DD for 5 months, and also dealt with oversupply and frequent engorgement. Since DD doesn't latch, it would just be a matter of expressing a bit into her formula, just for the antibodies and other bm goodness. Should I try it?
If your diet is safe for her and you are producing milk anyway, why not? As a mama who doesn't produce, I am envious of you mamas who just randomly lactate! That is awesome! Of course, I'm sure oversupply isn't fun to deal with but it's a problem I'd love to have
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #13
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Unfortunately our insurance only pays for the formula with specific diagnosis's, and we don't quality. Apparently hysterical crying and food allergies don't count As far as I know, WIC is only income based in Illinois, and we don't qualify there either

So far we tried switching to alimentum and it did not help, the insane crying came back. We tried the switch about 2 weeks ago, and she has been back on all neocate for about 3 days.

We are thinking about trying a soy based formula next, maybe in the next month or so when she is back to baseline. I think that is probably a mistake, and the screaming will come back, but I have to try. Her prevacid is costing us $100 per month in addition to the neocate and we are talking over $500 per month. Its just so expensive~!

Just keep telling yourself its time limited! And, hang in there - it hopefully will get better. I thought it never would but it did. You have a diagnosis if she is on prevacid - its reflux. Are you seeing a GI - that really helped us as they knew a lot more than the ped's and maybe the will and can diagnose her with something to help with the formula.

I'm not sure if you want to do it, but we switched formula's a lot early on and pretty much tried everything. We gave it a few days (if he didn't refuse right away) and switch if we had to. Also, RTF worked much better for us - you may want to try that if you aren't along with concentrate (no go here).
I feel like our quality of life is suffering.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #14
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On the formula website there is an application for those who need help paying and not covered by insurance.

http://www.neocate.com/reimbursement...ment-programs/

Here is the application:

http://www.neocate.com/images/uploads/Files/nap.pdf

Here are some tips for reimbursement:
http://www.neocate.com/reimbursement...ursement-tips/

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #15
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My insurance does not cover it either. I buy it at Drugstore.com

They usually have free shipping plus I find a coupon code and that helps. Lately I have been paying about 23 for a can. But we only use it to supplement so I buy one can a month.

The home health place, where if the insurance was going to cover it we would get it from them, was going to charge $75!!!! Crazy!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #16
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Are you getting neocate from drugstore? I love that site but I could only find unflavored elecare there.
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My 4.5 y/o dd is on neocate. It was a fight with ins but they are covering it now. Dd has eosinophilic disorder and cannot eat many many foods. It was pricey for a while but then children's hospital started covering for us while we fought ins!

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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Re: babies with protien allergies, special formulas, and the cost

I want to say Alimentum RTF is the only thing my son can tolerate. The canned does have different ingredients than the RTF. His BM was brown water on the canned and it scared me. Similac says that's not normal.

My son screamed on the canned Alimentum too.
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Not much help here. Hugs momma. Have you asked about purchasing thru your dr? Sometimes they can get special prices thru the companies not available to public and maybe dr could check out how to get your insurance to cover it.

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