DS had been exclusively BF till a couple weeks ago when we started him on part formula. Well, he had quite a violent allergic reaction to the milk based formula, daycare rushed him to the ER, hospital stay, the whole nine years. The doctors believe he has an allergic reaction to the milk based protein (different from being lactose intolerant). The doctors suggested we use Similac Alimentum.
They warned us that it tastes and smells bad which it totally does. So we started it this week mixing it with BM that I have pumped. So far, it's has not gone well. He drinks a little and then fusses, refusing to take the bottle. And I am not the one giving it to him. Actually, I try not to even be in the room so he doesn't get the idea that I might feed him.
Anyway, has anyone had any experience with this formula? Or know anyone who
has? Maybe some tricks to getting him to take it? I would really
(really really) like to wean him but I worry since he isn't taking the
formula like we want.
I would love to hear your thoughts!