Our adopted baby started out on Enfamil formula, but starting at 3 weeks old developed severe colic, along with stomach cramps and turning his head away when time to take a bottle. We then switched to Alimentum and even Nutramigin. By the time he was 10 weeks old, he stopped putting on weight and had an aversion to taking a bottle.
Our pediatrician referred us to a Pediatric GI. She take a stool test and found a lot of blood. She said that Alimentum and Nutramigin both contain at least 1% of milk, and that our baby had a major milk protein allergy. So she switched up permanently to a hypoallergenic formula called Neocate. It took another 6-8 weeks with the coaching of an Pediatric Occupational Therapist to get our son to take the bottle of Neocate regularly. It worked.
Our son is now 13 months old and still on the Neocate. He can be on it til age 10 years. In addition, we have discovered with a Pediatric food allergist, that he also has severe food allergies. The allergist said he’ll probably out grow them in the next few years. Rest assured, he is the happiest little baby we know. He’s doing just fine.