Max’s Story

Patient History:

At only two weeks old, it was clear that something was wrong with baby Max who would cry inconsolably all day long.

“Max was in such discomfort,” says Amanda, Max’s mother. “He was unable to sleep and was always squirming and grunting. In general, he was just a very unhappy and uncomfortable baby.”

Nutritional Management and Outcome:

For three months, Amanda took Max to his pediatrician for weekly visits in hopes of figuring out what was wrong. The pediatrician prescribed various medications including Zantac, Prevacid, and Mylanta but none of them helped and Amanda was continually told this was something she would just have to wait for Max to outgrow. 

After multiple, unsuccessful visits with the pediatrician, Amanda insisted on a referral to a pediatric gastrointestinal specialist. After Max’s second visit to the specialist, he was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and it was suggested that he may have a food allergy.

The specialist put Max on Neocate, and within 36 hours, there was remarkable improvement in his condition.

“Once Max started the Neocate it was as if we had a new baby,” says Amanda.


For months, Amanda repeatedly took Max who was in constant pain to the doctor, and received no answers about what could be wrong. It wasn’t until he was prescribed Neocate that he finally began to feel better.

“Neocate changed our lives and allowed our baby to smile,” says Amanda. “Max is now a happy, healthy baby.”


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