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Allergic to FF but, not BM de--activated Andorra 715 posts
21st Feb '13

I stopped breastfeeding two weeks ago, my milk dried up but I'm trying to get it back. Well, for a week now since my babies only on FF she has this horrible rash on her face, neck, and ears. We tried many things to get rid of it and nothing. At first I thought it was my husbands beard but it would go away after this is different I just know it. I think she's allergic to only Formula she gets really fussy after eating, really colicky, spit up like vomit and she's always hungry. I'm trying to get donated milk to help until I can get mine. Could she be allergic to FF? I think the BM really helped.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I stopped breastfeeding two weeks ago, my milk dried up but I'm trying to get it back. Well, for a week ... [snip!] ... hungry. I'm trying to get donated milk to help until I can get mine. Could she be allergic to FF? I think the BM really helped."</blockquote>




It is possible. Formula has dairy products in it among other things. Breast milk is amazing. It is also a natural antiseptic. Excellent for diaper rash as well!!

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I stopped breastfeeding two weeks ago, my milk ... [snip!] ... products in it among other things. Breast milk is amazing. It is also a natural antiseptic. Excellent for diaper rash as well!!"


Oh no, what can I do to start my milk up? I'm just worried I'll run out of donated milk one day until i can find the next batch if I don't get my supply back.

I AM TRON 17 kids; Illinois 1482 posts
21st Feb '13
Quoting grizzy:" Oh no, what can I do to start my milk up? I'm just worried I'll run out of donated milk one day until i can find the next batch if I don't get my supply back."


Lots of pumping and rubbing, even if nothing is coming out. Constantly stimulate!



Check this out:



http://theleakyboob.com/2011/12/your-guide-to-relactation/

Moi H* 2 kids; Columbia, SC, United States 2224 posts
21st Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" Oh no, what can I do to start my milk up? I'm just worried I'll run out of donated milk one day until i can find the next batch if I don't get my supply back."</blockquote>




Maybe try fenugreek too

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119232 posts
status 21st Feb '13

Its very possible. I was allergic to formula that my grandma would give me while my mom was at work. As soon as they found out my mom quit working and stayed home to ebf

Mitchell.family.of.5 TTC since Aug 2013; 35 kids; Tennessee 910 posts
21st Feb '13

Lots of nipple stimulation and pumping. Even try putitng baby to breast just to suck if you can. There are supplements you can take also. Try contecting a lactation consultant in your area. In the mean time, if you have to use formula try a soy formula. You can even find organic formula I believe.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
21st Feb '13

I tried telling my grandmother but she didn't believe me. She says it has to be all over the body it's all over her head now. She just didn't look like this before and it seems to bother her for like a 1mos old she's trying to scratch her face because it itches.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
21st Feb '13

Oh yea, just read the ingredient list on the back of the can will list a few possible infant allergies, one of the most common milk based additives.
I would find a lactation consultant, just having someone you can sit down face to face with supporting you to re-lactate will be one of best things you can do for yourself. Also pumping, nipple stimulation, and mothers milk tea, fenugreek.
Goodluck!
<3

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
21st Feb '13

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/relactation/



^best site for re-lactation advice. I would also contact an LC and make sure to take funagreek and blessed thistle asap. The sooner you start the sooner your milk will come back.



If you need donor milk I would contact Human Milk 4 Human babies and locate a donor in your area. They can be found on FB. You can request the donors health records from pregnancy as well if you feel insecure about receiving milk from another woman. I assure you it is safe and less babies have gotten sick from donor milk then formula. Especially because formula can be easily contaminated.



If you do not locate a donor the first time, keep posting. You will find someone in your area and most people find long term donors. :] Good luck mama <3
Contact that LC asap!

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
21st Feb '13

http://www.facebook.com/HM4HBTexas?fref=ts
^ your site said you are located in Texas so this would be your HM4HB site to post on. Good luck mama <3



Also I just thought of this but see if your medical insurance covers donor milk with a doctors note. You might be able to get milk through a milk bank since she is not handling formula well at all.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/relactation/ ^best site for re-lactation advice. I would also contact ... [snip!] ... You will find someone in your area and most people find long term donors. :] Good luck mama <3 Contact that LC asap!"



great advice :D

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
22nd Feb '13

Thank you ladies, I feel so bad because she can't scratch and she's uncomfortable so she won't sleep just cry. She will only sleep in my arms which can be too much some times. I found a donor from HM4HB and meeting with her soon I'm excited but I'm gonna try the doctor option as well. I really need this for her she's freaking out. :(

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting grizzy:" Thank you ladies, I feel so bad because she can't scratch and she's uncomfortable so she won't sleep ... [snip!] ... with her soon I'm excited but I'm gonna try the doctor option as well. I really need this for her she's freaking out. :("


I hope it all works out for you mama. <3 Just keep working on that re-lactation. You can do it! It will be tough but with all the herbal supplements and a good support group you got this! Keep us updated. I hope the donor milk helps her a ton.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" I hope it all works out for you mama. <3 Just keep working on that re-lactation. You can do it! It ... [snip!] ... with all the herbal supplements and a good support group you got this! Keep us updated. I hope the donor milk helps her a ton."


I'm really worried because she's wheezing. I really need to take her to the pediatrician. Aww my poor baby :(