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My 1 month old seems to be having dairy allergy issues like my last three kids. Colicky, vomiting, green poop, etc. I have a bit of a heavy let-down as well. But for the past week baby has been refusing feedings. Usually just on the day where she vomits. She'll puke, eat maybe once over the next hour or two and then it's bedtime and we co-sleep and she usually wakes to eat at least 2-3 times between 11pm-8am. But the days when she pukes at night she won't eat all night. I wake her to eat usually by 4 when I get engorged and she won't eat at all. Then she will only moderately eat, if at all until about lunch time. I think my supply is dipping because of this while I wait for the milk to be out of my system. I just got a pump and have pumped a few times, including in the middle of the night last night. None of my breastfed children slept through the night so it concerns me that she does. Is this normal for ebf babies? Newborns, too? Will it mess up my supply or cause my period to return? Sounds like a stupid question, but other than a handful of times, not one of my other 3 girls sttn until 2 years old.<br><br>
My son (child #2) was my first with dairy allergies. He did the same screaming/puking/refusing to nurse deal and my supply dried up at 2 months (I supplemented with formula during this time before they told me to stop bf because he was "allergic to my milk" and had a dairy allergy-bad advice I wish I had a second opinion about back then as he just had dairy issues like my next two girls). I am terrified of my supply drying up this time. I can already tell my supply has dropped as I can not pump as much out-I went from 3.5 oz. to .5 oz pumped. She is still gaining weight, though, and was already over 2 lbs. over her birth weight at last check. So I want to make sure I can keep up my supply before she has gaining issues. Any tips on encouraging her to nurse during these strikes? How often should I be pumping? Any tips on storing breastmilk to freeze when you only pump a small amount at a time? Seems like an expensive waste to have .5 oz in those freezer bags but it says not to add warm milk to cold milk or frozen milk and I was pumping to donate to a friend.
 

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<p>It almost sounds like you have OALD -- <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html</a>  and that your baby is getting too much foremilk vs hindmilk (green poops) <a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/foremilk-hindmilk.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/foremilk-hindmilk.html</a>  and <a href="http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cc-baby-A.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cc-baby-A.htm</a></p>
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<p>Reflux is another possibility. Many reflux babies are mistakenly diagnosed/labeled colicky or dairy intolerant. </p>
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<p>I had two reflux babies and while dairy intolerance contributed to the problem, they would have been (and were) refluxers even without dairy in their diet.</p>
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<p>You can get lots of info on infant reflux at <a href="http://www.infantreflux.org" target="_blank">www.infantreflux.org</a>.  I'm not saying she definitely has reflux, but she does seem to have some of the signs, so do consider it as a possibility.</p>
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<p>I hope you get it figured out soon.</p>
 

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Well, I'm fairly certain it's dairy-she has hives just like my last two girls did. We'll see in 2-3 more weeks, but it's obvious there's some sort of reaction going on. I was thinking about reflux but don't know much about it. I'll look into it. She doesn't spit up or vomit much, just the last week with the hives. I know I have an OALD and she pulls away at let down and goes back to it. I'm working on correcting that but her nursing refusals are not just related to when letdown happens-but entirely. She won't even let it in her mouth.
 

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<p>Liam refused feeding when we were dealing with reflux. He would start nursing, then 10 seconds in pop off and SCREAM and after calming down we'd repeat 10+ times until he was finally either full or worn out from screaming so much. :( It got really bad around 6 weeks and stayed that way until around 3 months old when we put him on prevacid. 2 weeks later he was a new baby. He also had a dairy allergy, which i cut out from 4 weeks on....</p>
 

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<p>Have you seen an LC? I know it seems like after nursing 2 that you would know what to look for, but it's hard to guess what's causing it. I would be concerned too with a 1 month old STTN. </p>
 

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There is a LC an hour from here, but at least an hour to the local LLL. I will try and contact one via email or phone tomorrow.<br><br>
Catie, thanks. She doesn't have another pediatrician visit until January, but maybe I should call and talk to her about it if it doesn't get better in the next week? Is it liquid prevacid for babies? See I have no idea how that works for babies. Did he scream & fuss every time or just sometimes? Because sometimes she's ok at the boob, like when she is really tired.
 

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<p>There are two kinds of infant reflux. "Regular" reflux; these babies spit up a lot and may also have acid burn causing them to fuss during or refuse feedings. And then there's Silent Reflux. These babies rarely spit up, or spit up no more than non-reflux babies, but they have the acid back up into their esophagus (just like adult heartburn) and they may fuss or refuse feedings due to the pain.</p>
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<p>I had one "regular" refluxer and one Silent refluxer. Prevacid turned things around for us too. We used the solutabs which were easy to give and very effective.</p>
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<p>Here's another site that may help you.     <a href="http://www.marci-kids.com" target="_blank">www.marci-kids.com</a></p>
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<p>Good luck. I hope she's feeling and eating better soon.</p>
 

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<p>My pediatrician told me to try Maalox to soothe my 2-month old son's reflux issues, and it has been working! Try giving 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon regular adult Maalox before each feeding. We also were given a prescription for Zantag, and it has made my child a happy baby FINALLY! 1ml 3x daily and we both are smiling. I definitely think you should take your newborn to the doctor and show them how she reacts to breastfeeding - we shot a video on our phone and showed her. What a relief that reflux is easily treated!</p>
 

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<p>So if you believe your daughter to have a dairy allergy, have you cut out all dairy from your diet?</p>
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<p>Chiropractors do wonders for colicky / acid reflux babies.  One adjustment (more like a massage really, no bone cracking) and you could have a whole new baby - I've seen it happen.</p>
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<p>I'm sorry mhappy8 but Maalox to a newborn doesn't sit right with me.  And not sure if anyone knows, but acid reflux meds prohibit the absortion of calcium!  Adults who take it are more prone to osteoporosis.</p>
 
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