supplementing with formula, making baby sick - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 06-22-2010, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
novten_eep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi,

My son is 3 months old. He was tongue-tied and was diagnosed at 2 months and had it fixed. He is sucking well but my supply is very low. I will be starting donperidone as soon as it arrives.

I work full-time and pump 4x a day only getting about 5oz. I have to supplement with formula for the rest of day while I'm gone. I had been using "Baby's Own" but it caused terrible constipation (very hard followed by dark green sludge). I just switched to Nestle Good Start because it said easy to digest but this seems to be giving him terrible stomach aches. My mom has had to help him poop the last 2 days and after he does so he feels better. The stool is runny, yellow and seedy (which is what bf'ing baby stool is suppose to look like right?). I hate my pediatrician so I really don't want to consult with her. She didn't believe me about tongue-tie and doesn't listen to me.

I'm hoping to only have to supplement for another few weeks til the donperidone kicks in. Any suggestions on formulas?
That or maybe I should pump like a crazy woman... thanks.

Low supply mommy to Lucas 3/17/2010
novten_eep is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 06-27-2010, 01:15 AM
 
cristeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use Earth's Best for my little guy. But I will tell you what my ped told me when we had similar constipation problems. Switching from BM to formula or between formulas requires an adjustment of the tummy. It can take a full week for poops to get back to "normal" (or a new normal). It is painful to watch them being constipated, I know, but to keep switching between formulas just extends the torment. If it doesn't improve after a full week, then you need to switch formulas, and at that point, you might want to consider an elemental formula.

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 06-30-2010, 02:40 PM
 
khanni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We always used Nature's One Baby's Only organic infant formula. Both my kids had the most positive reactions to it. I really like the company, and they are also the cheapest organic formula I have found. They sell it at Whole Foods. The cheapest place online is www.luckyvitamin.com

http://www.naturesone.com/dairy/frequent-questions/

They also have a lactose-free formula and a soy formula if that ends up being needed.
khanni is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 06-30-2010, 05:01 PM
 
khanni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I forgot to mention that putting a probiotic in the formula really helps. We used Baby Jarro-dophilus.
khanni is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 07-01-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you considered looking for donated breast milk? I have used www.milkshare.org, as well as my local threads here on MDC and on diaperswappers and have gotten more than 1000 oz of donated milk for Cecilia. I gathered most of it before she was born but have been getting more as she grows older and requires more milk.

bedsharing, knitting, toddler-nursing, nerdy, babywearing mama!

familybed1.gif  knit.gif toddler.gif  geek.gif  momsling.GIF

Knitting Mama is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 07-01-2010, 06:49 PM
 
texmati's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,865
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
oh-- I just wanted to add an OT thought-- you might post on FYT about a recommendation for a BF friendly ped. It's so important to have someone you trust!

Texmati-- Knitter, Hindu, vegetarian, WOHM. Wife to superdadsuperhero.gif and mom to DS babyf.gif24 months, and DD boc.gif 8 months! .

texmati is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off