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20weeks pregnant. Lack of milk for breastfed baby. Allergic to formula milk. Soyamilk causes bowel issues. Suggestions?

My baby was exclusively breastfed, until I got pregnant. Now I m 20 weeks pregnant and my 15month is complaining that there isn t enough milk in my breast. He is allergic to milk, eggs and nuts . Hence, I cannot give him any milk based formulas. Nutramigen he refuses, because he is too old to like the taste. So my doctor told me o give him soya milk. I gave him similac soy first and he had diarrhea with it. After each feed he would poo. So I changed formula to good start soy, even though it has stopped his diarrhea, he is more constipated and has lay like poo. What is happening to him. Please help and suggest which formula I should give him, thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Hi mom,
I can understand your difficulties as your son suffers from multiple food allergies.
Many food allergies, such as egg and milk, are outgrown during childhood whilst allergies to peanuts, nuts, fish and shellfish tend not to go away.
The issue weather he is allergic to soya or not is unclear.
You need to see an allergist & an experienced dietician.
Kids with a history of a previous severe reaction should be given self-injectable epinephrine (epipen) and a written emergency plan in case of accidental ingestion .
There is no consensus as to whether food allergies can be prevented. Several authorities, however, recommend delaying introduction of major food allergens to infants from allergy prone families. Recommendations include promotion of breast-feeding with maternal exclusion of peanut and nut products from the mother's diet and delay in introducing major allergenic foods: cow's milk until 1 yr of age; egg until 18–24 mo of age; and peanut, tree nuts, and seafood until 3 yr of age.
Hope you find this information useful.

Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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