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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2013, 06:39:08 am »
If you were nearer i'd gladly let you have a tin of neocate to try hun. Think postage costs would be huge.

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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 12:05:31 pm »
Pinklady - is that what they prescribed you in the first instance or did you have to try nutramigen first?

The health visitor is called me this afternoon (hopefully) so fingers crossed she's of some help... if not I'll be going to my gp later in the week.  My mum said she doesn't think there's an issue with dairy ::) despite nearly all of her ( eight ) children being dairy intolerant!

ETA - they seem to want to drink a lot of milk would that go against my theory??
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2013, 13:18:26 pm »
My girls werenall little piggies when it came to eating (both bf and formula). I wonder if the mpi is causing a bit of reflux does the drinking sooth it?
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 13:28:27 pm »
They gave us lactose free for a start but didnt help so neocate was what they gave us next and hey presto it worked.
Our lo was also a guzzler. I think it helps with the reflux.
Also once we were on neocate the reflux went too. I think our paed is very understanding compared to some.

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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2013, 14:13:24 pm »
Do you difference between neocate and nurtramigen?

Heidi I do wonder if reflux may have a part to play at some point.

Spoke to hv she agreed we should try hypo formula but said it has to be done via gp so going to bk an appt tomorrow. She did say though that because they're on a slightly broken down formula already that they will likely drink more as it digests quicker. So I'm going to try slightly bigger btls cos they haven't been sleeping long between feeds at night esp Harry.
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2013, 15:56:35 pm »
As far as i know nutrimigen still contains milk protein but its broken down to the point that the body doesnt recognise it and neocate is man made. I think neocate is more expensive too.

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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013, 08:03:52 am »
So got a gp appt with my usual gp (who knows all of O's issues etc) and so hoping she'll be more understanding.  I have concerns over nutramigen... mainly cos O had awful diarrhoea on it and so we stuck with soya in the end and also I understand because it's easier to digest then they may want to feed more frequently - this will be really tough going with 2.  They already feed 3hourly and when there's 2 there's not a lot of time in between.  Will it also aggrevate refulx as it's quite watery?  Just trying to make sure we don't make matters worse!  (really hoping there's no signifcant reflux this time)

Pinklady (sorry I don't know your "real" name!) do you find your lo gets more hungry on neocate?
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2013, 08:16:51 am »
Neonate is absorbed into the body quite high up in the digestive system so often LOs need less of it to be full.

Here's a paragraph on what it is from the site. http://global.neocate.com/neocate-option/what-is-neocate1/what-is-neocate.

In nz it is only available via prescription through peads...unless you want to remortgage your house ;)
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 13:21:16 pm »
Saw my gp who had absolutely no issue with trying a different formula.  She has prescribed them aptamil pepti 1 which I know nothing about.  She did say she wasn't the best person to know about all the different formulas (and there certainly was a long list all with slightly different things missing or included!) and so thought that would be a good one to try especially as the boys have already been on aptamil.  She was happy for them just to go to soya if I wanted to as O was on that...

Thoughts?  Any of you tried the aptamil or know of someone who has?
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2013, 13:30:34 pm »
Sorry no experience with Aptamil, we had the older girls on soy. Glad this dr was more receptive!
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2013, 14:07:02 pm »
Us!

Pepti 1 sorted DS out very quickly and it actually tastes good  :)

Give it a try and see how they go, everything crossed it helps  :-*

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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2013, 14:09:20 pm »
Brilliant thanks HH just what I needed to hear :)  (you don't need to post on my other thread I've just started to get some more opinions! :P ;)  )
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2013, 15:35:32 pm »
No experience with pepti sorry. I didnt notice that lo was more hungry. He had 4 7oz bottles a day but i think for his age it was pretty normal. He's 13 months now and still has 4 6oz bottles which hv has said us fine.
So glad you got to see a more understanding gp. I know several people on here have had more of a struggle.

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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2013, 17:30:03 pm »
Hope it helps Hun :-*
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Re: when did you know it was mpi?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2013, 19:01:20 pm »
Yay for the helpful doctor. Hope it helps.