Neocate Faces - Carson

Posted 12.12.12 | Nutrition Specialist


When Carson’s mom brought him home from the hospital, she knew something wasn’t right.  He was fussy, cried constantly and had trouble feeding.  At one month old, Carson’s mom Jennifer decided to supplement with formula.  However, Carson’s ailments continued.


“I tried everything I could think of, but nothing ever changed,” says Jennifer, Carson’s mother.  “I had to hold him at night to keep his head upright so he didn’t choke or gag.”


Carson was suffering from Eosinophilic Esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, milk allergiesand soy intolerance.  Weight loss was a constant struggle and he was unable to sleep.


Pediatricians perscribed Zantac and Reglan, but neither helped. The family tried mixing rice cereal in his formula, but there was no improvement. “We struggled to make it work,” says Jennifer. “Everyone was sleep deprived and exhausted from caring for Carson.”


After months of battling pain and poor health, a family member recommended that Carson try Neocate. Right away, the four month old began improving dramatically. He no longer spit up or vomited, his rash disappeared and he was able to sleep.


“It was immediately clear that Carson was not able to tolerate anything besides Neocate —the formula was like magic in a can,” says Jennifer. “He is now happy to sit in his swing or bouncy seat and play without crying out in pain!”


With Neocate, Carson will have the chance to grow to be a healthy child, free of pain.


“Neocate has been a life saver,” says Jennifer.  “Without this formula, Carson would still be screaming.  I am so thankful for this product.”

Read Comments (3)

  • 2013-10-18 | Kim Donnelly

    Thank you so much for sharing this story.  It helps so much to know we are not alone.  My 3 and half month old Scott was miserable, we went through about 8 formulas and several reflux medications before finally getting put on Neocate by his GI doctor….it’s a miracle in a can for sure!  Scott is napping better, sleeping at night better, eating without crying or fighting me, he is also smiling and laughing.  It’s only been a little over a week and we are seeing such a big difference in him!!!  Neocate is a miracle for us!

  • 2013-10-23 | Rob McCandlish

    Kim - Thanks for sharing your story as well! We’re glad to hear Scott is doing so much better. We’ll keep working to spread the word to physicians so that fewer infants have to go through so many formula changes before finding Neocate.

  • 2014-02-28 | Amy king

    Jennifer I read your story it brings tears to my eyes. Your story sounds much like mine. My son at about 3 weeks old was very fussy after 4 months we discovered he had Gerd and milk protein allergy. At 1 year old we thought he outgrew his allergy…Cody is now 11 and has eosinophilic esophagitis he has several food allergies and is now on neocate again.

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