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They keep finding allergies with my baby. How can we determine what to feed him if everything seems wrong?

Mommy's I need help. It's going to be long, but I honestly don't know what else to do. I'm spending about 2500 dollars (you read that right!) on Neocate Infant Formula a month for my 1 year old son. Yes we get WIC but it don't pay for enough cans. There is no other formula we can switch to, he's been on it ALL! The GI doctor told me he was in the 1% of kids allergic to every formula made. I cannot breast feed. He's has problems with his stomach, bowels and liver. They can't figure out what's going on with him, they have done multiple tests and so far found he has a milk protein allergy but are not sure what else is wrong with him. We live in KY and travel 300 miles to OH once maybe even twice a week for these tests. I am 18 years old and my husband is 19. My mother had been a big support (both financially and emotionally) for me, whereas my husband can't keep/find a job. We just switched him from Neocate Infant to Neocate Jr (unflavored) and he is puking after every feeding. He wasn't doing this with the Neocate Infant. He can't eat table food. So we give him more formula during the day. He can eat baby food, and eats about 6 jars a day. (We've talked to our GI doctor, please don't tell me I'm feeding him too much. His diet is how his nutritionist has made for him.) I'm not sure why he isn't able to take the Jr.. I'm at my wits end with this. They have been trying to figure out what is wrong with him since he was born. And it seems like they keep finding more wrong with him. I really need answers and support. I'm sorry if I sound like I want pity, because I don't. I just need help keeping sane. My poor baby.

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