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Getting used to formula? TrollMama Due December 19; Beaumont, Texas 352 posts
14th Jan '13

DD was on similac sensitive then we switched to soy due to constipation (like one rock hard marble shaped bowel movement every four days) and gassy screaming fits. She always threw up her soy formula and cried all the time from, I'm guessing, hunger. So I put her little ass on alimentum because of some good things I'd heard about it.
She poops now, she spits up every so often but doesn't puke. She doesn't have screaming-farting episodes. She sleeps well at night and doesn't need comforting for an hour after eating.
The problem came when trying to get a script for WIC. I put her on Alimentum without my doc's suggestion. Doc doesn't want to do the alimentum though, she wants to put her on Good start instead, or soy, as not to "give" DD a lactose intolerance. She wants to see if she can get used to the milk, I guess.
Is this the general way of things? I feel like we found something that works and we have to go backwards. I'm about to go back to working 10-12 hour days and I'm really not looking forward to nighttime feeds where she's screaming and/or throwing up ):

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
14th Jan '13

Yep unfortunately with WIC to change formulas you have to go through the doctor.

TrollMama Due December 19; Beaumont, Texas 352 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting ----&&:" Yep unfortunately with WIC to change formulas you have to go through the doctor."


I know that, I mean is it normal to have to go back to formula that sucks in order to try to get your kid used to it... if something else will work...

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
14th Jan '13

That sounds ass backwards.
I would be trying to find a new doctor.



If not then I mean you really don't have any other choice, which sucks.

Amber Kidd Due February 21; 1 child; Buffalo, New York 21 posts
14th Jan '13

when it got bad with my daughter and i got sick of trying every formula out there i started making up symptoms until the doctor decided to put her on nutrimagen which is also covered under WIC. once she hit a year i put her on lactaid milk (dont need a dr note for WIC ) and now that she is 18m i am slowly introducing regular milk again.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
14th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [JadeLee]:</b>" That sounds ass backwards. I would be trying to find a new doctor. If not then I mean you really don't have any other choice, which sucks."</blockquote>




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