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Dr. Leung Yam Kee
Sofia Posted on 2003-07-10
Teething problem My daughter had 肚瀉 (about 5 times per day and stools' color is yellow). I did see doctor, who gave her some medicine (white liquid). She intook some, but did not work. Thus, I fed her soymilk. She is ok after eating soymilk. After finished one small can (400 ml), I fed her back to no.1 enfamil. However, again 肚瀉. I brought her to see doctor again.
Dr. Leung Yam Kee Posted on 2003-07-10
Usually there is transient cow milk protein and lactose intolerance during gastroenteritis. So soy milk or lactose free milk are commonly chosen to replace the usual formula (like Enfamil in this case) which contains cow milk protein and lactose. Usually we recommend to use those "diarrhoea formula" until the bowel movement becomes normal. Nutritional values are about the same as normal formula. There is no problem in continue them for even longer. However, some baby may not like the taste of soy formula. So patient may try lactose free cow milk formula.