Formula without milk or soy will all contain corn syrup solids. There is only one U.S. baby formula (as I write this) that does not contain corn sugars in it: Alimentum Ready to Feed. There is a very good chance your baby allergic to all formula has a corn and/or MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) problem.
Consider Going Organic as a First Choice to Avoid GMO Foods
In our case, we tried every formula without milk or soy our doctor suggested. Our third baby was still allergic to all formula on the market. I did not know about Alimentum Ready to Feed formula. At the time we were only using popular commercial baby formula brands. We were taking advice from our pediatrician and we weren’t seeing improvement in our baby. Out of frustration I decided to stop using formula when my colicky baby allergic to all formula was almost 9 months old. He wasn’t thriving, was full of rashes, and wasn’t sleeping well.
In our case we saw complete resolution when we discontinued commercial formula and began to use organic whole milk.
Our decision to get off commercial formula wasn’t just a coincidence. My baby allergic to all formula and very fussy since we started supplementing him, has an older brother. His older brother developed a digestive problem as a toddler. He had suffered for quite some time before we uncovered the cause. His problems started when I stopped breastfeeding him at age 1. I was incorrectly told by my pediatrician that all baby colic is from a milk allergy. He said to supplement with a soy formula when a baby has signs of an allergy to milk formula.
This is not a good idea.
Soy formula is not good for a baby who has a milk allergy. That is an old fashioned idea. If you need formula without milk or soy there is a very valid reason for it. Milk and soy have very similar proteins.
It is very common for a baby allergic to milk to have no improvement on soy formula. If you have a child that was colicky on milk formula most doctors ask you to switch to soy formula. A baby’s symptoms won’t likely improve on soy. This is because your child suffers from an intolerance and can’t digest the proteins. Doctors are learning that the proteins in milk are similar to the proteins in soy. So a child who reacts to milk will likely react to soy as well. Read a simple description on the differences between a soy allergy and soy intolerance if you’d like more information.
Use Your Intuition When You Have a Baby Allergic to All Formula
No one needs to tell you that your baby needs a formula without milk or soy. You already know that soy is just as bad. Don’t let anyone talk you into continuing soy formula if you see similar symptoms. That’s not the only option for a baby allergic to other formulas. Continue Reading….