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May 06, 2009
mommy2k
Emibug
It sounds like Emily was the same age as Kody is when you started nutrimemgen sp? and you were bfing. Did you just stop breastfeeding and then the bottle? I am currently df but I think I need to start supplementing & he won't take alimentum. How many times did u offer it and how long did it take for her to get the ounces in? Did you have to stop bfing to get her to take it? Did you try alimentum? I was just a if the enfamil would be different? Thanks w
May 06, 2009
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.
emily was 5.5 months when i had it with b/fing. i was on the elimnation diet and i was starving and she was not getting better. so i made an appointment with her pedi, who luckily was not there that day so we got a different doctor. He asked why i never tried nutrmigen or alimentum i told him i thought all formulas were milk based which is what the other pedi lead me to believe- of course i never probed i never been around babies before...

he told me to try it and he gave me a sample of alimentum ready to feed. she would NOT even try it, she would not even take bottles of breast milk and was a horrible bottle fighter. Well the alimentum all went down the drain so I went to the store to buy more alimentum and ended up buying nutrmigen only b/c it was $1.50 cheaper lol THIS was fate. i didn't know it at the time but nutrmigen is sucrose free and sugar made her sick. we stuck with nutram. b/c it was cheaper and she ended up tolerating and drinking it.

according to everything I read alimuntim is better tolerated, taste wise, in older infants b/c it is "sweeter" (still smell like dog food to me! lol) but it seems to be about split 50/50. those babies who do bad on alim. do well on nutram. and those who do bad on powder may do well on "ready to feed"- as it is a different formula. but yes nutrm. is different then ali. and worth a try.

i really had no choice but to stop b/fing cold turkey and do nutram. emily was already refusing the breast at this point except when desperately hungry. i really wanted to supplement and continue b/fing i kept pumping and freezing milk (lost cause cause she wouldn't eat bottles but i had a freezer FULL of milk lol) but

she went i think 2 days of me offering nutrm. (2 oz bottles at first so i didn't have to waste so much "liquid gold") and no breast and her not eating and she finally gave in. after that she was hooked. she refused the breast when offered which hurt my feelings but she was doing soooo much better within 10 days of taking nutram. her rashes were all cleared up and she was sleeping better and asking to eat.

they say 2 days they will feel better but that was not true in her case- i would give it at least a 2 week trial before deciding it doesn't work.

i hope this helps if you have any other questions feel free to ask!
May 07, 2009
mommy2k
Thanks
Thanks Kat! My sister is a PA at a doctors office located where our gi is too and she got us a couple cans of the nutramigen. He hates that too. I tried mixing more of my bm with it but no go. I guess if it comes down to it I'll probably have to stop bfing in order for him to take it. I found some hidden dairy that I was having in my diet and since taking that out he's been much better. So we'll see. But he's also now eating every 1 1/2 - 2 hours and it's killing me. I think he likes the bottle a lot better so now I have to try and get him to eat longer. Maybe he will when he feels better. Anyway thanks for the advice. I did taste both formulas and they tasted awful. Yuck! No wonder he won't take it. Why can't they make it taste a little better than that?lol
May 07, 2009
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.
i just thought of something! there are dairy/soy free flavor packets you can add too that are supposed to make them taste better. nestle makes some and neocate *i think* has some. http://www.reflux.org/reflux/webdsc01.nsf/vwID/VASV-7NNMGX?OpenDocument http://www.reflux.org/reflux/webdsc01.nsf/vwID/VASV-7CGQME?OpenDocument
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