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Re: [IP] Baby formula

Yes, Nutramigen was what we were allowed to give my son in the TRIGR study
if I couldn't breastfeed him for some reason. I never had to give it to him

I should also add that I was told by the nurses in the TRIGR study that it
was safe for me to eat or drink dairy foods while exclusively breastfeeding
my son. I was told that the proteins are broken down like in the Nutramigen.
My son still had a reaction to the dairy, so I took that as either they were
wrong, or there was something else about the dairy products that upset my
son's stomach.

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Ember Crooks <email @ redacted>
> Nutramigen or Alimentum - they're called hydrolyzed protein formulas.
> There
> are a few small-scale studies that indicate that they can help reduce the
> risk of diabetes. My older son got a few ounces of Nutramigen in the
> hospital, but my second son has been able to avoid formula all together,
> thank goodness. They're more expensive than the standard formulas, but
> avoid
> the issues with whole cow's milk proteins and soy. And they're not so
> unusual that you need a prescription - Wallgreens or the grocery stores
> carry them.
> Ember
> Mom to Ellis - 3 yrs, Neo - 3 months
> Type 1 13 years, Pumping 7 years with buzz the MM pardigm with
> occasionally
> working CGMS
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:31 PM, E Williamsen <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
> > My wife and I have a 4.5 month old baby girl.  We have been (ok, she has
> > been) exclusively breast feeding her for several reasons, one of which
> was
> > the existence of studies showing that babies with a genetic
> predisposition
> > to Type I diabetes had an increased incidence of the disease when they
> > were
> > given cow milk based baby formula before a certain age (I think 6
> months).
> > Soy based products have a lot of other controversial issues.  For
> several
> > reasons, we may have to start supplementing formula into her diet.  My
> > wife
> > and I are completely at a loss for what to do, though.  Are there
> formulas
> > out there that are neither soy nor cow's milk based?  Am I totally off
> the
> > deep end with this issue?  Thanks for any help,
> >
> > Erik
> > .
> .

married to Gil
Homeschooling in CA
Sammy (4-yrs-old)- dx 4-21-06
Chris (15-yrs-old)- dx 9-15-00
Brittany (17-yrs-old)
Jason (19-yrs-old)
Robert (21-yrs-old)
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