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Hypoallergenic formula

Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Hypoallergenic formula
By Tracy Allen on Friday, June 9, 2006 - 2:24 pm:

Hi There,
can anyone know if there are any brands of hypoallergenic formula available in japan for my 4 month old baby? It is so expensive to have sent here from the US.

By Tomoko Bergan on Friday, June 9, 2006 - 3:31 pm:

My daughter has eczema and thus really sensitive skin. We have had success with a brand called Pigeon. They have a Baby Soap and Baby Shampoo. I got it at my local grocery store so I don't think it is hard to find. It comes in a white bottle with pink cap. They also make sunblock which has been agreeable with my daughter's skin. Hope that helps.

By Blue Sky on Friday, June 9, 2006 - 4:31 pm:

If your baby has severe allergies, and if you been breastfeeding even some of the time, then getting some help to increase your own breast milk would be really beneficial for your baby's health in the long run, because the breastmilk is so much gentler on the baby's system, and has lots of specific factors which strengthen the baby's immune system. You can rent a good pump and feed the baby your expressed milk in a bottle if breastfeeding directly is not possible. Contact La Leche League and any of the Leaders listed there would be happy to help you and your baby.

By Yuko Kubota on Friday, June 9, 2006 - 4:36 pm:

My now teenage son had extremely sensitive skin and suffered atopy, and he was also highly allergic to chicken eggs.

Tracy, by "formula" do you mean a substitute for milk? If so, major drug stores sell formula that does not contain things like cow milk substances and such. Each brand has slightly different ingredients, so if you know what your child is allergic to, you can phone each brand to make sure they don't contain it.

As for soaps and detergent, most natural food shops handles hypoallergenic products from food to soap and are quite knowledgable about health problems in an ecological way. However, they usually don't carry baby's milk or the like.

It could have been a coincidence, but my son's condition improved after I switched all the soaps, shampoos and detergents in our house to natural soap products. There are many brands available. Consult at a natural food shop near you.

Also, major drug stores sell various brands of soaps and shampoos designed for especially sensitive baby skin. Maybe you can buy something for yourself and ask for samples for your baby. Consult at a drug store near you.

Good luck!

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