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de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting Not tellin:" <blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I'm really worried because she's wheezing. I really need to take her to the pediatrician. Aww my poor baby :("</blockquote> How is she?"


I took her to the Ped today and she told me she has Eczema but I honestly feel the Eczema could be due to the dairy products in the formula. I switched her to donor milk from a mom who doesn't drink milk and it got a bit better she still eats yogurt and cheese though. I want to give her another week on breast milk to see if it fully clears up. I don't think the formula was benefiting her at all.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting grizzy:" I took her to the Ped today and she told me she has Eczema but I honestly feel the Eczema could be due ... [snip!] ... to give her another week on breast milk to see if it fully clears up. I don't think the formula was benefiting her at all. "


Formula is not beneficial for most babies. Not really :/
Not compared to breast milk. It was made for babies who cant get BM and lacks digestive enzymes and immune system boosters. So your babes reaction doesn't surprise me. :[ I hope it gets worked out soon. Poor babe.



How is your milk supply going?

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I took her to the Ped today and she told me she ... [snip!] ... see if it fully clears up. I don't think the formula was benefiting her at all. "</blockquote> How old is your baby?"


1mos 2wks :/

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" Formula is not beneficial for most babies. Not really :/ Not compared to breast milk. It was made for ... [snip!] ... So your babes reaction doesn't surprise me. :[ I hope it gets worked out soon. Poor babe. How is your milk supply going?"


Well bad news is my period just started yesterday and so pumping is out right now very sore and uncomfortable. I received 20 bags of 250ml and it should do two weeks but I'm going to try find another mom to donate. I'm also going to my main ped, went to another one because that was the only clinic open and ask for an allergen test on her. I'm getting the huge gut feeling that she's allergic to something.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" You might need to find a donor that cuts out all dairy until your supply is back"


yeah I'm going to her main Ped soon and ask for the allergen test, I really feel she might be allergic to dairy. I feel this doctor didn't listen to me as much.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting grizzy:" Well bad news is my period just started yesterday and so pumping is out right now very sore and uncomfortable. ... [snip!] ... the only clinic open and ask for an allergen test on her. I'm getting the huge gut feeling that she's allergic to something."


I would also talk to your insurance and ask them if they cover donor milk from milk banks(raw donor milk is still a bit better though because its not pasterized). Many do especially if you get her doctor were to write off on it and then you can get milk regularly shipped in.
Formula is just not very good for any baby. Try asking the doc for Reglan to increase your supply(it can be taken with funagreek and blessed thistle) and contact an LC for your latching n stuff. Its never to late to relactate. Woman who adopt and have never have kids have done it(I have known one). <3 Good luck mama. I hope everything gets figured out! You have to go with your gut instinct!

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 23rd '13
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" I would also talk to your insurance and ask them if they cover donor milk from milk banks(raw donor ... [snip!] ... done it(I have known one). <3 Good luck mama. I hope everything gets figured out! You have to go with your gut instinct!"


Thank you so much, is it possible to find milk donors that don't eat dairy if I am prescribed? I really hope so. I just want the best for her. I hope the next Ped really tries the allergen test or lacto free formula to see if it makes a difference.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
Feb 24th '13
Quoting grizzy:" Thank you so much, is it possible to find milk donors that don't eat dairy if I am prescribed? I really ... [snip!] ... the best for her. I hope the next Ped really tries the allergen test or lacto free formula to see if it makes a difference."


It is possible but rare-ish. Relactating yourself would prolly be easier imo.
I am almost positive that milk bank milk would have some lactose free as well for preemies n stuff. Lactose free formula is fine but the problem is that it is even harder on the digestive tract like, soy, increases the risk of allergies n stuff. Which is why cows milk is recommended first and then the other though I hear hypoallergenic isn't to bad but it smells horrible and I am not sure if it doesn't have lactose or what. :/
I gave it to my son once because I was in a car accident and it was kinda rank XD



I had low milk supply for a while and my son had latching issues. Any problems can be over-come with determination and a lot of work. My son didn't latch for 3mo and after that car accident he was losing percentile but I kept going until he was 13 months. Any and all breastmilk helps your little one. I hope you are able to get some lactose free milk mama. <3 I would keep going through donors though and lactate also because if your baby is already sensitive formula increases the risk of adult allergies because it lacks digestive enzymes and it harder on the gut flora in the infants belly.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 24th '13
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" It is possible but rare-ish. Relactating yourself would prolly be easier imo. I am almost positive ... [snip!] ... increases the risk of adult allergies because it lacks digestive enzymes and it harder on the gut flora in the infants belly. "


I want to make milk but the problem is she has major latching issues. Since I made the mistake of giving her a bottle she never wanted to get back on and I try but she refuses and it make me feel bad because since I had reduction surgery on my breast I can't make enough for her. She drinks 24oz daily thats way out of my league I only made 10oz :( so I gave up I couldn't do it even if I pumped every 3hrs for days.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
Feb 24th '13
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I want to make milk but the problem is she has ... [snip!] ... She will latch eventually. You could try using a n****e shield or tricking her by putting a little breast milk on your n****e."


I tried that and nothing... she sucked my n****e meat through the shield and shredded it.. bleeding. I asked the LC if that was normal and she said no. I don't know it's so hard I expected not to make any at all but I wasn't surprised that I couldn't make enough.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
Feb 24th '13
Quoting grizzy:" I want to make milk but the problem is she has major latching issues. Since I made the mistake of giving ... [snip!] ... 24oz daily thats way out of my league I only made 10oz :( so I gave up I couldn't do it even if I pumped every 3hrs for days."


I would stop the bottle asap and try syringe feeding. That is what I had to do for my son. He didn't latch for 3mo because of stupid bottles :[ I had to feed him with ONLY breastflow bottles and finger/syringe feeding. n****e confusion does really suck.
You need to make sure that when she latches her mouth is wide enough. Also make sure her bottom lip isn't tucked in. My son would latch and make this awful clicking sound and unlatch constantly. It literally took me 3 months of hard work and tears but it can be done you just have to be more stubborn then the baby and see a LOT of LCs. I would call and ask them for advice again asap. Also, pump before latching her so she can smell the milk!
That way she knows its there.