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When would I see a difference in switching to soy formula?
« on: August 26, 2005, 18:35:19 pm »
Just wondering -- Dawson has been a big spitter all along (even when exclusively bf), and it just isn't getting any better with age. It doesn't seem to be bothering him which is why I haven't gone to the doctor about it yet. I stopped bf him last Thursday so at this point I can rule out a milk intolerance from me, but in an effort to rule out milk intolerance altogether I bought soy formula for him today (lacto-free) and I'm wondering when I should see a difference.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005, 18:50:11 pm »
With Max, I noticed less spitting and fussiness in just a few days, the spitting up stopped at about a week after the change. (although some babies just spit up)

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005, 01:19:21 am »
I saw almost instant results.  Less than a day.  But Jon was very young (3.5 weeks).  I would assume that all of the milk protein would have to leave his system first.  A friend of mine with a  2 month old saw results in less than three days.

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When would I see a difference in switching to soy formula?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 14:02:28 pm »
He is still spitting up right after he eats, but not as much later (he was spitting up constantly all day before ~ like lots of it). :( Now, it is just a little after he eats, so there does seem to be some improvement. :) I'll give it a few more days and then make a decision to stay on soy or not.

I find the formula and spit up smell better though, more of a woodsy/granola smell than the spoiled milk smell. :lol: One thing though is that his car seat (which I DO wash but always is covered in spit up on the straps) smells like BEER now instead of spoiled milk!  :shock: Does soy ferment like yeast does?!?! Gosh, I can only imagine what people would think if they got too close and smelled beer on my baby!  :x

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 02:41:14 am »
:lol:

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005, 03:06:22 am »
yup, we saw some results immediately, all within 3 days.
We use Enfamil prosobee- but just a head's up so you don't make the same mistake we did- Don't use enfamil prosobee next step (or any "older kid" versions of your soy formula) if you think a milk allergy is involved. It took me 10 days to notice that my son's fussiness was not because of teething, but due to lactose in the "next step" version.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005, 01:52:42 am »
Right on ZayandMe.  I put my son on Nutramigen.  But it is not milk free.  Neither is Good Start.  The milk proteins have just been broken down.  My son was still sensitive to it. I use Enfamil Prosobee also.