formula allergy

Specialties Pediatric


Has anyone ever heard of a formula allergy? If so, could it cause projectile vomiting, tachypnea, stridor, and upper airway congestion? Are there other formula alternatives?

Mimi2RN, ASN, RN

1,142 Posts

Specializes in NICU.

It is possible to have problems like that with a formula allergy. There are many different kinds of formula, and a ped would work with the patient and family to find one that works. Some of them are easily obtained at the grocery store, others have to come from the manufacturer.


160 Posts

Infants can indeed be allergic to the milk or soy based formulas. An allergist can test the child to determine if a true allergy is present.

renerian, BSN, RN

5,693 Posts

Specializes in MS Home Health.

Yes my dtr was allergic to the regular products and soy products so I had to get her formula at the Dr.s. She also had to have a special nipple I bought there. Boy I hated buying all that after I weaned her from the breast. Had I known that was going to happen I most likely would have waited a little longer to do so.



6 Posts

Allergies to formula are very common.

Regardless if the formula is made from soy or milk product it is still a man made product. Breastmilk on the other hand does not have the same risk.

If you are interested in becoming more educated about this topic I will be happy to provide information for you.

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