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Posted by Allison on September 30, 2000 at 09:54:04:

In Reply to: Re: NEOCATE FORMULA posted by anne on September 25, 2000 at 22:12:45:

: : I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANY PARENTS THAT HAVE USED THIS? CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU LIKE IT AND HOW LONG BEFORE YOU SAW A CHANGE IN YOUR CHILD. THANK YOU. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL.

: :My nine week old was placed on Neocate about two weeks ago for allergic collitis. He developed bloody stools at two weeks of age, and went from Similac to Nutramagin. This did not help. The GI specialist switched him to Neocate, and the blood has stopped, but now he is very uncomfortable with every bowel movement and passing gas. It is also very thin, and he looks to eat every three hours now, when before on the Nutramagin he would go 3-4 hours. The cost is outrageous, and the insurance will not cover it. I would appreciate any feedback from other parents whose children are on it, or were on it in the past.

: :I have started my 13 week on Neocate and she also seems to have trouble passing gas and bm's. The bm's also have turned a dark forrest green color. She had terrible pain and bloody stools when I was breastfeeding her and drinking milk. The pain with bm's subsided with Nutramigen, but they seem to be worse and further apart with Neocate. She only goes about every 40 hours or so. My GI dr. said the color was ok, did your child's change also? We have only been on neocate 5 days, but I am worried it is not going to work. We havn't tested her stools yet for blood, as it is too soon to tell. She is eating every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and about 3-4 ounces. This is slightly more frequent than nutramigen. Please let me know how it is going for you. Allison

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