Can anyone help me? My son is dairy intolerant - has bad wind, diarrhea, pain in tummy when exposed to milk proteins (I posted a few weeks ago that we'd just discovered this). I've been trying to get him on to a formula that he can tolerate. We've tried Nutramigen, but he got diarrhea and a rash and we've now been on Neocate for 5 days. He was OK at first, but he has just had a pretty bad day where the longest he slept was 20 mins, he was so uncomfortable with wind. He's been crying a lot since we've started trying the hypoallergenic formulas.
How long should we give it (ie, does the wind subside as the tummy gets used to the new formula and if so, how long should that take)? Is it possible that he won't tolerate any formula (the Paed gastro specialist told me yesterday that wasn't possible, but I'm not so sure)? If he doesn't tolerate the HA formulas, how likely is it that he'll tolerate soy formula? And is it normal for babies with this intolerance to cry a lot for an hour or two before passing stools and whenever they have wind?