Neocate Faces – Clare and Shane

Posted 4.8.11 | Sarah O'Brien

Twins Clare and Shane were born two months premature. In addition to dealing with the issues of prematurity, they were diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit started them on Neosure.

Clare and Shane immediately reacted negatively to the Neosure, crying for hours on end and arching their backs.

“I didn’t know what to do,” says Laura, the twins’ mother. “I thought I was a horrible mother because I could not comfort them.”

After reacting to the Neosure, the twin’s home care nurse switched Clare and Shane to Gentlease formula, but there was no change in their symptoms.

For five months, Clare and Shane had frequent visits with their neologist pediatrician and tried everything from switching formulas multiple times, varying feeding schedules and trying Zantac and Mylicon. Nothing seemed to ease their pain.

Finally, Clare and Shane’s visiting home nurse suggested that the twins try Neocate®, a hypoallergenic formula comprised of amino acids (the building blocks of protein) instead of the full or partial protein chains in other formulas.

After the first bottle, Clare and Shane showed instant improvement. “I had two completely different babies” says Laura.

Clare and Shane After Neocate

It took five long months for Clare and Shane to receive the right treatment option for their GERD. Once on Neocate, there was an immediate difference.

“Clare and Shane now laugh and smile,” says Laura. “They burp, get sleepy and barely ever cry.”

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