Ladies, am hoping there's someone out there who can give me some advice!!
DS (61/2 months) was weaned from the breast some 6 weeks ago due to severe reflux (diagnosed by my GP) caused by too much milk and fast flow - I just couldn't handle feeding him, being engorged, and having to forcefeed Infant Gaviscon after each breastfeed... enough was enough (those that have read my previous posts will understand exactly what I've been through). I started DS on Karicare HA AR (which I've raved about in previous posts also) - but in the last 4 days, DS started puking again. After reading rave reviews about Novalac Reflux formula on this site, I thought I'd try it to see if it would calm down the voms... long story short, after 3 bottles yesterday - DS woke at 8PM last night screaming in agony, farted - then puked EVERYTHING (almost - I know it's impossible for them to puke everything) he'd had ALL OVER ME (it was massive). I then compared the formula tins and the Novalac is made from Skim Milk whereas Karicare HA AR is made from 100% Whey (still cows milk, but less senstive)... I've always had this feeling that DS was lactose intolerant because he'd really react to my breastmilk specifically after dairy products. Rang DP (who works away 1 week out of every 2) who said "it sounds like he's lactose intolerant" - light bulb went off. What now???? Rang CHN who said to see my GP, saw my GP this arvo and he said "I have no idea - see what you can find out, then come back in a month and let me know. These things have changed so much in the last 5 years" I KID YOU NOT!
I've reverted back to Karicare HA AR, but after Googling am wanting to try Soy or Goats milk but am a little hesitant after my last couple of days. Should I just continue with Karicare?
Can anyone help with advice please? Similar stories?
Also, if there's anyone in Northern Suburbs of Perth who use Novalac formula - I have a nearly new tin FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Email me at [email protected]!
Kerry, WA, DD 09/00 & DS 11/05