Think you have a baby allergic to formula? If you’ve tried formula without milk or soy and you still have a baby allergic to all formula brands, a corn allergy could be the cause. Take a deep breath. There is a simple solution that will more than likely work for you and your baby allergic to all formula. Corn allergy in infants is a growing problem in the U.S. and unfortunately common formula manufacturers are still using corn in all their formulations (except one). This means that any powdered hypoallergenic formula without milk or soy will still contain corn syrup solids. And even though there is a corn free formula available in a liquid ready to feed bottle, that mixture still has soy in it. But many moms are having formula feeding problems. They have a baby allergic to formula and have begun to solve these feeding issues by thinking outside the box.
Try To Start Breastfeeding Your Baby Again
This is the best option for a baby allergic to all formula. If you resorted to feeding your baby formula, and you are racked with guilt by this because the pressure to breastfeed was so strong, don’t beat yourself up. It is not so rare to have a baby exhibit colicky behavior when switching to formula, because it is much harder to digest. If you tried and were unsuccessful after delivery that doesn’t mean your baby can’t get the hang of it now.
When you try to start breastfeeding your baby again there is a term for it. Breastfeeding experts call this ‘relactate’. Relactation is a process of trying to get your body to produce breast milk again after stopping for a period of time. Don’t worry. You CAN do this if you really feel strongly about it. Our bodies are wonderfully built for this. Women who adopt and don’t ever go through the process of pregnancy and birth can produce breastmilk. There are a lot of techniques you can use. The La Leche League has a book devoted to adoptive mothers and mothers who want to relactate. You should get in touch with a local La Leche League group in your area. Call the hospital that delivered your baby and ask about breastfeeding support groups.
You Can’t Breastfeed and You have a Baby Allergic to All Formula
Breast milk is best for a variety of reasons, but sometimes your baby weans early or the mother’s milk doesn’t get firmly established. Sometimes you just can’t do it and formula is necessary.
Perhaps you have already visited the pediatrician and he has suggested you switch to soy formula or Nutramigen.
If you do this and your baby allergic to formula continues to get sick you may need to think about another ingredient. Continue Reading….