Posted by Mandie C on December 28, 2002 at 12:07:49:
In Reply to: Re: Experience with Neocate One+ posted by VanessaG on December 22, 2002 at 18:47:10:
My 12 month old son also has a milk and soy protein intolerance. Along with the severe runny nose, irritability and vomitting, he also bleeds internally (we see it in his diaper) if exposed to milk or soy protein. He's been on regular Neocate since he was 2 months old, with great sucess. However, now that he is 12 months old the regular Neocate doesn't meet his nutritional requirements. I would transition him to Neocate 1+, but our insurance hasn't covered the cost of these formulas, and we really can't continue to afford it (isn't the Neocate 1+ almost twice as expensive as the regular Neocate?!?). I am feeding him enriched rice milk (same calcium content as milk, with added vitamins). Plus I make him egg custards with the rice milk (each 6 ounce custard has 2.5 egg yolks in it). He also eats a little table food (pasta, carrots, etc.). Although the rice milk is wonderful for him, it doesn't quite have enough fat calories in it. So, what I do is blend about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in with 32 ounces of rice milk (in the blender). The olive oil seems to emulsify (not separate out), and he doesn't seem to notice, or mind the taste. I did quite a lot of research before adding it to his diet - aparrently it is ideal for it's optimal ratio of linolenic acid and also for it's high content of monosaturated oleic acid (very important to bone mineralization and brian development). It also has a very good ratio between saturated and monosaturated fatty acids, and is highly digestible.
So, that's my present solution to a difficult situation. In addition, FYI - since it was almost impossible to find any bread which didn't have either milk or soy in it, I bought a bread machine. I can now make him bread that he can eat! He seems to be doing well.
Good luck to you and your litte one.