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Nov 07, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Sucking sounds, lol
Okay, so we're on day 2 of no formula, just milk. Today she drank 2 sippies of chocolate milk, about 6 oz each, but refused the plain milk and chocolate milk in her bottle. She is so funny. She feels like nothing but formula belongs in her bottle. Which is fine by me, it will make the bottle to cup switch easy. She also had some juice and ate all her meals and snacks. So now, mama paranoia has set in.....lol.....she is fast asleep and making really loud sucking noises. Do you think she's hungry???? Or is she dreaming she's hungry??? She's used to getting, at the very least, 16 oz of formula PLUS her chocolate milk in a cup once a day. I feel so guilty. Give me strength. Is this part of what happens when you make the milk switch.....it will take some time, right? I can't buy more infant formula because she does not gain on it, and she won't drink toddler or pediasure. Give me strength, lol. With her current weight issues, I'm questioning my decision.....even if it is developmentally appropriate for her.
Nov 07, 2008
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Is she tolerating the milk otherwise? Is she having normal BM's and still in a good mood?

As long as she is not in distress and no loosing weight with it, I would continue to trial it a bit if it were me. That is a good thing that she associates formula in a bottle and other things in cups. I think it takes a while for them to get used to the sippy's.

Even when we switch types of sippy's with Meggy, it takes her a while to get it. It does sound like she ate okay for the day. I hope that she continues to thrive and grow.

U r a great Mom!

Nov 07, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
I read this post and thought about Ethan's sippy cup. It is by Nuk, and is really a bottle with a soft spout, and handles. He really likes it, and even though he is at a very different stage than Rory, maybe it would give her the sucking component that she seems to want, but would not be a bottle.

I'm thinking that she is probably doing fine with the amount she is eating and drinking, and is missing the bottle at the end of the day. Obviously I don't have experience, but it is my official guess for what it's worth.

Nov 07, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
I think I would really try and give it a few more days. Nate went on strike when I switched to milk...we all know he is "fluffy" so weight was not too much of a concern like it is with Rory. Her eating her meals and drinking the choc milk is a really good sign. If you stick with the no formula in the bottle anymore, she will eventually drink milk in the bottle. Don't worry about the bottle wean either...I would keep offering her the milk in the bottle if it is comforting to YOU and HER since she needs her calories. I am so crossing my fingers that it continues to get better...thanks for the update and I will check back for an update!
Nov 07, 2008
mommyto2
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
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I don't have much to add. BUT I did want to say Brandon used to make obnoxiously loud sucking noises in his sleep. He did not take a paci and we pulled from the bottle at 13mo. I would think she is missing the sucking of the bottle more than being hungry. JMO. I would give it a few more days. I bet she will do great. Love the pic and the hair!!
Nov 07, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
If you are using 8oz of milk and a whole packet of CIB she is getting more cals than on infant formula. Really. It's hard not to worry though.

To put it into perspecitve Jedd only drinks 16oz of milk per day and one 4oz jar of food one 2.5oz jar of food and 4oz of pears and cream that I make per day. He gets about 6-9oz of water as well.

He only takes that and still is not dehydrated and has plenty of cals in his diet.

I was like you as well, when the clinic wante dus to go from Peptamen Jr (30cals toddler formula) to cow's milk with CIB I was soo sure Jedd would lose. Well, he didn't He way way gained.

Hopefully you will be pleasently surprised at the next weigh in due to the milk.

Nov 08, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
lol sorry for this but emily made the same noises in the weeks after we took out bottles. sometimes i still catch her in her sleep sucking, then it was almost as if she would sense me looking at her and she would put her thumb in her mouth. lol. Have you ever thought of instead of chocolate milk trying Carnation instant breakfast? or maybe even ovletine? it took emily a couple tried but now she loves carnation instant breakfast, chocolate and of course sugar free kind.
Nov 08, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
and oh yeah i didn't believe it either, but just like jedds mom said emi gained gained gained on cows milk. so surprising considering it once made her so sick. i hope rory gains on the switch just as well!
Nov 08, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Thanks gals! Oh, I'm keeping her on milk, no worries there, lol. I just felt so bad listening to her suck. She probably just missing the sucking sensation from her bubba. She'll get over it. I'm so glad for the reassurance about it helping her to gain weight!!!!! I'm sooooo hopeful it will do the trick!
Nov 08, 2008
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
I would keep trying with just the milk. The sucking could be a comforting thing that may pass. Give it a little time.
Nov 09, 2008
camile
Michelle, I was also very worried that my boys would lose weight with the switch from formula to milk...I used to make their formula strong and add oatmeat to it. They didn't!!!!!!!! They had their bottles until they were 1.5...mostly sleep feeding! They would cry at the sight of the bottle. Now they have milk in a cup with a straw! They will never have a lot of it at once but I can negotiate 2 ounces here and there...sometimes, if we are very lucky they will take more than that at once. In a day, they will take an average of 10 ounces. Not a lot I know, but apparently enough for them. Good luck with the milk trial. PS: I love Rory's ponnytale and those big happy eyes. Camile
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