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Old 12-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #21
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Re: Dr might want to add formula at next appt.

My nephew was on the reflux meds, but my sister was told to stop them after he hit 100 days because that's when the digestive system is apparently more matured...I would say if it is significantly better meds probably aren't necessary. Also, a side note...the blood in your baby's diaper could be a sort of mini "period" which some female babies do have, especially when breastfeeding and exposed to adult levels of estrogen. Are you certain it is being pooped out? Overall, I say follow your gut! You're doing a great job, so keep up the good work mama! You'll figure it all out!

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Reflux has dramatically affected my DS weight gain. He is 12.5 pounds at 7 months. I didn't think it was that bad, but noticed a difference when we did Zantac and an even bigger difference when we finally switched to Prevacid. FWIW, we have done chiropractic care regularly since he was 2 months old. I was dairy, soy, gluten, corn, egg and coconut free for 5 months. I am finally able to add foods back with no bad effects. Before all of this, I had no idea how bad baby reflux could be.
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Reflux has dramatically affected my DS weight gain. He is 12.5 pounds at 7 months. I didn't think it was that bad, but noticed a difference when we did Zantac and an even bigger difference when we finally switched to Prevacid. FWIW, we have done chiropractic care regularly since he was 2 months old. I was dairy, soy, gluten, corn, egg and coconut free for 5 months. I am finally able to add foods back with no bad effects. Before all of this, I had no idea how bad baby reflux could be.
Wow. I'm dairy / soy / peanut free and am finding it extremely difficult. Kudos to you!

I should mention we have an appt with a pediatric allergist on Wednesday, so it may be more after that
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #24
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I haven't read any of the responses...but what if you pump off the foremilk and nurse to giver her the rich fatty hindmilk? That would help with the reflux and the weight gain!
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Re: Dr might want to add formula at next appt.

Willowmom, it was definitely in the poop, but I haven't seen anymore in the last couple of days, so yay! I checked with DHs mom, she wrote down in his baby book what he weighed and measured at his appointments. He was a long, skinny babe too. I thought about pumping, letting the milk separate, and mixing all the fatty milk together, but pumping a little before each feeding would be easier. I'm going to a La Leche meeting on the 10th too.
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Oh I am so glad she has been better the past couple days! Poor babe! I hope everything works out the way you want it to and you figure out what is bothering her. Here's to the road of no more worrying!! Good luck!!! <3
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Willowmom, it was definitely in the poop, but I haven't seen anymore in the last couple of days, so yay! I checked with DHs mom, she wrote down in his baby book what he weighed and measured at his appointments. He was a long, skinny babe too. I thought about pumping, letting the milk separate, and mixing all the fatty milk together, but pumping a little before each feeding would be easier. I'm going to a La Leche meeting on the 10th too.
So glad you're going to a meeting I met an LC through the hospital and she runs an organization in my state so I go to her meetings- and I know BF centers run meetings, too (point being, if you don' t like this LLL meeting- try another!)

I'd explore the reflux as already said-- I know many moms who've had great results after figuring that out. I'd think about a new pedi if you're on the wrong foot already-- I am NOT a medical professional, but an skeptical of his insistence on formula to solve a weight problem you don't currently see as a problem. (I would never tell anyone they shouldn't use formula, though)

Good luck with your sweet baby!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #29
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I had an awful experience when my son was born. They put him in the NICU for this so-called breathing condition called tachypnea. They put a pacifier in his mouth and gave him formula. wouldn't let me feed him until I got the lactation consultant to advocate for me. Long story short, we really struggled with BFing for some time because of the situation in the hospital. But we stuck with it. The DR wanted me to suppliment with formula and would give me a hard time because he didn't think my son was gaining well. I found out that the growth charts are based on formula and breast milk. My boy also spit up a lot and that probably hindered his weight gain. My mom told me that sometimes we just need to take the DR's suggestions and tell them what they want to hear. We know what's best for OUR babies. Your baby seems to be gaining well. It took time for my boy to get his chubby legs. Some babies are just tall and lean. I say as long as you are changing enough diapers each day, everything is fine. DR's get incentives from these formula companies and therefore promote formula. My son's doctor also gives me a hard time over the cloth diapers. But we know what's best for our babies. You are doing just fine!
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Please don't feel pressured to suppliment, my ds is formula fed and only gains on average that much a week. He is also in the 90%ile for height and 25%ile for weight. He eats like a pig haha, 5oz every 2 - 2.5 hours 14hours during the day that sleeps all night (9wo). My nephew, who is only a week younger than my ds, eats 4.5oz every 4 hours round the clock ( so getting almost exactly the same as my ds) is a chunker and weighs 2lbs more than my ds and is 1inch shorter, but was born at 9oz less. So has gained about 2.5lbd more than i ds has in a week less of time. My dd who was exclusively breast fed, was the same. So its not necessarily because your lo isn't getting enough, it may be because of their genetics!
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