October 2012 Moms

Enough Already!

This has been a long week followed by a wretched weekend.  I'm so tired and had appointments all day.  I'm extremely discouraged with breastfeeding and I just want to go to sleep.

LO has a milk allergy and is still having problems even though I cut out dairy almost a month ago.  I cut out soy a week ago.  I will continue to cut out all known allergens until she feels better.  Unfortunately that doesn't leave much to eat.

Without getting into details, my BIL (who lives with us) went to the hospital last night because of mental issues.  He's been off his meds against the advice of his doc for a few months, and everything crashed and burned this weekend.  Thankfully he's not dangerous and no one was hurt.  It was just stressful as hell.

At the suggestion of the GI specialist, I have been giving LO formula only since Thu afternoon and pumping/dumping to keep my supply going.  The idea was to do this for about a week to give her system a chance to heal up.  It's like I have a new baby.  The problem is that the doc gave us a sample can of EleCare and we ran out yesterday, so we put her on Nutramigen.  Last night I decided to nurse her for her 3am and 6am feeding.  Today she started getting fussy and there is a little blood-tinged mucus in her poop again.  FFS is it too much to ask that I be able to feed my baby without essentially poisoning her?  It's such a mind-f*ck to know that my milk makes her sick, and formula makes her all better.

I hope the Nutramigen agrees with her system because the EleCare is way too expensive.  I know that sounds really crappy but seriously - one can of it lasted just barely over 2 days and it's $36.  If I FF exclusively, that would be over $400 a month.  

I had my post-baby check-up today and a dental appointment this afternoon.  I got two fillings done.  I joked about being poked and prodded in both openings but neither appointment was fun.  I left LO with my SIL, and apparently she napped wonderfully.  This kid will not nap for me, but she naps for daddy, grandma, a cousin, and now my SIL.  She's wide awake right now. 

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Re: Enough Already!

  • image NapJunkie:
    This has been a long week followed by a wretched weekend. nbsp;I'm so tired and had appointments all day. nbsp;I'm extremely discouraged with breastfeeding and I just want to go to sleep.LO has a milk allergy and is still having problems even though I cut out dairy almost a month ago. nbsp;I cut out soy a week ago. nbsp;I will continue to cut out all known allergens until she feels better. nbsp;Unfortunately that doesn't leave much to eat.Without getting into details, my BIL who lives with us went to the hospital last night because of mental issues. nbsp;He's been off his meds against the advice of his doc for a few months, and everything crashed and burned this weekend. nbsp;Thankfully he's not dangerous and no one was hurt. nbsp;It was just stressful as hell.At the suggestion of the GI specialist, I have been giving LO formula only since Thu afternoon and pumping/dumping to keep my supply going. nbsp;The idea was to do this for about a week to give her system a chance to heal up. nbsp;It's like I have a new baby. nbsp;The problem is that the doc gave us a sample can of EleCare and we ran out yesterday, so we put her on Nutramigen. nbsp;Last night I decided to nurse her for her 3am and 6am feeding. nbsp;Today she started getting fussy and there is a little bloodtinged mucus in her poop again. nbsp;FFS is it too much to ask that I be able to feed my baby without essentially poisoning her? nbsp;It's such a mindfck to know that my milk makes her sick, and formula makes her all better.I hope the Nutramigen agrees with her system because the EleCare is way too expensive. nbsp;I know that sounds really crappy but seriously one can of it lasted just barely over 2 days and it's 36. nbsp;If I FF exclusively, that would be over 400 a month. nbsp;I had my postbaby checkup today and a dental appointment this afternoon. nbsp;I got two fillings done. nbsp;I joked about being poked and prodded in both openings but neither appointment was fun. nbsp;I left LO with my SIL, and apparently she napped wonderfully. nbsp;This kid will not nap for me, but she naps for daddy, grandma, a cousin, and now my SIL. nbsp;She's wide awake right now.nbsp;

    You need to stick with feeding her one thing for example the elecare the GI specialist told you to use or you are hurting her system more switching around. I have heard you can get it covered by insurance so ask about that but you have to do what's best for your baby even though I know it's very expensive.
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  • I'm so sorry I know how bad tummy issues suck. Your a whole lot stronger than I am. I suspected my son had issues with dairy and put him on hypoallergenic formula on Saturday. We still have explosive mucusy diapers but he isn't nearly as fussy and sleeps better. Hoping the diapers clear up soon. I too ebf but couldn't handle eating like a vegan for a month just to see if it got better. He loves the ready to feed but hates the powder, we are doing the Aluminum. I started mixing one party powder and 2 parts rtf and will slowly increase. It is expensive but for me so worth it to see ds happy.
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  • image suzienickles36:
    image NapJunkie:
    This has been a long week followed by a wretched weekend. nbsp;I'm so tired and had appointments all day. nbsp;I'm extremely discouraged with breastfeeding and I just want to go to sleep.LO has a milk allergy and is still having problems even though I cut out dairy almost a month ago. nbsp;I cut out soy a week ago. nbsp;I will continue to cut out all known allergens until she feels better. nbsp;Unfortunately that doesn't leave much to eat.Without getting into details, my BIL who lives with us went to the hospital last night because of mental issues. nbsp;He's been off his meds against the advice of his doc for a few months, and everything crashed and burned this weekend. nbsp;Thankfully he's not dangerous and no one was hurt. nbsp;It was just stressful as hell.At the suggestion of the GI specialist, I have been giving LO formula only since Thu afternoon and pumping/dumping to keep my supply going. nbsp;The idea was to do this for about a week to give her system a chance to heal up. nbsp;It's like I have a new baby. nbsp;The problem is that the doc gave us a sample can of EleCare and we ran out yesterday, so we put her on Nutramigen. nbsp;Last night I decided to nurse her for her 3am and 6am feeding. nbsp;Today she started getting fussy and there is a little bloodtinged mucus in her poop again. nbsp;FFS is it too much to ask that I be able to feed my baby without essentially poisoning her? nbsp;It's such a mindfck to know that my milk makes her sick, and formula makes her all better.I hope the Nutramigen agrees with her system because the EleCare is way too expensive. nbsp;I know that sounds really crappy but seriously one can of it lasted just barely over 2 days and it's 36. nbsp;If I FF exclusively, that would be over 400 a month. nbsp;I had my postbaby checkup today and a dental appointment this afternoon. nbsp;I got two fillings done. nbsp;I joked about being poked and prodded in both openings but neither appointment was fun. nbsp;I left LO with my SIL, and apparently she napped wonderfully. nbsp;This kid will not nap for me, but she naps for daddy, grandma, a cousin, and now my SIL. nbsp;She's wide awake right now.nbsp;

    You need to stick with feeding her one thing for example the elecare the GI specialist told you to use or you are hurting her system more switching around. I have heard you can get it covered by insurance so ask about that but you have to do what's best for your baby even though I know it's very expensive.

    This.
    Is nutramigen cheaper there? Because the 19oz can here is 36 and we go through one every 3 to 4 days. Its expensive but its what Parker can tolerate the best.
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  • A 19 oz can of Nutramigen is $36 vs the same price plus shipping for a 14 oz can of EleCare.  She is doing better today so I'm very thankful for that.  Thanks for the info about possible insurance reimbursement - I'm looking into that today.

    Ideally I want her off formula but it's obviously not the best option for her at this time.  I'm just tired and stressed right now.

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  • I had to do the same thing due to milk protein allergy, I was also breast feeding. I started with nutrimigen first and saw results immediately , but it caused DD to have bad diarrhea so I switched to allimentum and she's done great so far! I tried giving up dairy but was getting frustrated because I wasnt seeing any results and felt bad for LO. FWIW, my pediatrician said babies can grow out of it as soon as 8 weeks. He said at DDs 8 week appointment, we can talk about trying a milk based formula and my frozen stash of BM! 
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