This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about Neocate.
If you have any concerns about your baby, you should contact your doctor and/or dietitian for advice.
Although breastfeeding is the best for babies, occasionally baby is unable to tolerate breast milk and an alternative such as Neocate infant formula is recommended. If your baby is fully breastfed, it may take a little extra perseverance to get baby to take Neocate when it is prescribed. It may be helpful to:
Check with your doctor if Neocate is in addition to, or to replace breastfeeds. * Get someone other than the breastfeeding mother to give baby Neocate for the first few feeds. * If the baby is also taking solid foods, perhaps only give solid foods after the formula has been taken. * Make sure the mother expresses her breasts when they feel full for a few days until the supply of breast milk decreases then ceases. Also check for breast lumps and bumps, then massage them away to avoid developing mastitis. * A “supply line” to give the Neocate together with a breast feed can be helpful. Ask your doctor and/or dietitian if this is suitable. Nursing mothers or a lactation consultant will be able to give advice on using the supply line. * Cup feed your baby the Neocate. Discuss with your dietitian a suitable type of feeding cup e.g. sippy cup.