Re: Kids fed on Neocate due to Cow Milk Allergy
It is likely your son has multiple food allergies in addition to cow's milk. Some of these may lessen in time, but the cow's milk allergy will most likely persist. Be careful to introduce only one new food per week into his diet when he can tolerate it, so you know what food is the culprit if he reacts badly to it. This is so frustrating to deal with, but hopefully he is doing well on this formula and gaining weight. Many infants have immature digestive tracts and lack the enzymes needed to digest certain foods. As they mature, the enzyme production increases and they can tolerate more foods. Try to pick the least allergenic foods to add to his diet. Your Drs should have a list to give and to avoid to keep his GI tract from reacting. Some foods, like wheat, eggs, nuts, strawberries, etc are highly allergenic and should be introduced much later and very cautiously. My son had numerous food allergies as an infant and outgrew them all, but at the time, he was colicky, vomiting, having diarrhea, etc. and we were all miserable. Hang in there-it will get better!