If you are unable to breast-feed, it is so important to find a milk formula that suits your baby – and don’t give up until you do!
Jacob was suffering from almost constant vomiting and diarrhoea, and every nappy change his clothes had to be changed as well. He often seemed to get hives, particularly after certain meals, and subsequently was awake and crying all night. He would then be like a demon the next day! He woke on and off through the night even on the better nights. His nose was either very runny or completely blocked, and he couldn’t breathe through it. He had always had reflux, and so Jacob’s mother had been asked by his doctor to add Gaviscon to all his bottles (a medicine used to relieve heartburn). He had already had 3 antibiotics for ear infections.
I gave Jacob a simple, non-invasive allergy test. The results showed a sensitivity to all wheat and rye, which I suspected was affecting his bowels in particular; also a sensitivity to most cow’s milk and soya products, which I suspected was causing the vomiting, reflux and mucus issue with his nose. I also suggested Jacob’s bottled milk and other food should not be microwaved, as he also tested sensitive to this. I suggested he be put on the infant formula Nutramiugen Lipil which is especially for allergenic babies, and needs to be prescribed through a doctor.
Along with his new bottles of formula Jacob was the given an oat or brown rice based breakfast with oat or rice milk; mashed vegetables and rice, or potatoes, or a suitable (non-wheat) pasta for lunch, followed by mashed raw or cooked fruit, and an evening meal with a little meat, vegetable and potato.
I had a text from Jacob’s mother 3 weeks later:-
‘The formula is working brilliantly and he’s like a new baby. His diarrhoea, cough and mucus are gone and he has clear skin again and is sleeping 12 or 13 hours a night. He’s a joy to be around again thank God! Thank you so much for your help.’