This is long, and for that, I apologize now.
My son was born at home and was an emergency transfer. I was admitted to the hospital ONLY to be close to him, but for no medical needs of my own. And was not given ANY help for pumping until he was 3 days old. And my pumping was NOT as consistent as it should be. Just as I was building my supply, we transferred hospitals (YEAH!) and my supply took a major hit.
At my best, I was pumping 60-80ml per pumping (INCLUDING both breasts). While we were in the hospital, that was enough to keep up with his needs. Of course, once we came home, it became clear that the "hospital schedule" was not going to work with us.
My son has a feeding tube, but we still were visited by the most fabulous IBCLC in order to help me with my supply. She recommended a Lactina over my Medela Advanced, and it sits in the kitchen.
My poor baby poor has had the WORST gas. And we've tried everything. I have cut down on gluten and OUT on cow's milk, but still drink/eat goat milk (we have a raw source). The gas has become BETTER for him with Gripe Water, but not gone away.
So, long story short, we feed him a mix of breastmilk and goat's milk formula. Some feedings are all BM and some are all GM and some are a mix. My son's poos went from BM poo to frothy green/yellow and not after every feeding. This week, it hit me that the gas attacks seemed to come MOST of the time AFTER a BM feeding. Not always, but a pattern.
So Thursday and Friday we ONLY gave my son his GM. NO gas. NOT ONE SCREAM. Not one fuss. His behavior was even different! It was astounding. And then today, since I needed time to pump and build up a stash, we cut out the GM, and have given him ONLY BM today. And about an hour ago, the screaming began. A full-on gas attack!
Of course, we this feeding that we just did we took him off of the BM and put him back on the GM. And that would be fine, except for one little wrench.
We are trying to get my son to eat my mouth. And right now, the ONLY liquid he is "allowed" is BM. They want us to start him on solid foods, but WE are not ready. I'd love to hold off. But the ONLY way to hold off starting him on solids is to get him to take a bottle. And the only liquid he can take by bottle is BM. But the BM is killing him with gas?
HELP!!! Oh, and if I should stop feeding him the BM, how to I ween my boobs?