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    Go with your instincts? She is only 2.5 weeks even breast feeding this young you demand feed, while it is good to get into routine she is too young. You obviously feel uncomfortable and she is becoming distressed, do what works for you or what you feel good about. You know your baby better than anyone. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    The paediatrician suggested to go on to formula. I was breast feeding at the time.

    I will try to get an appointment tomorrow for the constipation.

    In just worried she is still hungry after the feed.
    So hard to know. Wouldn't it be easy if they could tell us!!!
    I agree with pp about lactose intolerance being very rare.
    My dd has cmpi and it took a while to n diagnose that. And we've spent a lot of time in hospital with her due to other health issues.
    You could ask for a stool test to be done. .. that can help with a diagnosis. .. but isn't definitive.
    I'm not sure if you can give coloxyl to such a young bub but I give it daily to my dd. She suffers chronic constipation. I asked about the meconium because if bub didn't pass that properly it can indicate an issue in the bowel etc. Not to scare you!!
    Also... if you are using special formula it can become a bit of a pain later on. .especially if you discover is not necessary. I'm finding the cmpi thing really frustrating with trying different foods for my dd.
    I hope you get an appointment and bub becomes more settled. It's so tiring when you don't know!!! And can't help your baby. Hugs.

    Ps.. with the hunger thing. . Some of the special formulas can be more easily digested so bub may feel more hungry. Though it could also be if bub isn't getting pains from it so could be enjoying it. Also at that young age I would feed on demand. I was always just told by my dd's doctors to feed whenever she seemed hungry but not let her go longer than 4 hours. But that's just what I did.

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    Hi tamtam - sorry to sound daft but what is cmpi?

    Her bowels in hospital were fine. The constipation did not start till last Monday.

    My pead didn't actually say she was lactose intolerant. He believes some babies do not produce enough enzymes in their stomach to cope with too much lactose. He said of its not processed properly than it can sit in the funny and cause colic and reflux. I imagine when she is a bit older we will try to introduce lactose again???

    Dr also ordered some urine tests and I only just managed to get a sample yesterday so will take that in and try to get an appointment during the week.

    I have given her some warm boiling water and brown sugar twice today and hasn't seemed to make a difference!!!

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    I agree with baby knows best but the nurse worried me when she said I would make her problems worse if she is getting hold if one.

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    I agree with the other posters, I would be demand feeding at this age. Bub is probably hungry because she's not getting enough food. My little guy didn't last 3 hours between feeds till he was about 3 months & only just recently lasted 4 hours at 6 months on solids also. Her tummy doesn't hold much at this age & expecting her to go 3 hours without food is a long time. I too would say to trust your instincts; if your baby is hungry; feed her. Btw, my son is on Karicare Delact too. Good luck. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    My pead didn't actually say she was lactose intolerant. He believes some babies do not produce enough enzymes in their stomach to cope with too much lactose. He said of its not processed properly than it can sit in the funny and cause colic and reflux. I imagine when she is a bit older we will try to introduce lactose again???
    Honestly? I'd be getting a second opinion. Did she have any symptoms when you went to the Paed? Or is this advice out of the blue? I dot know much about reflux etc, but I would have thought you needed a diagnosis before moving to specialised formula, so that all sounds a bit strange to me.

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    Cmpi is cows milk protein intolerance. Different to lactose issues or sllergies.
    If the constipation is the main symptom.... I'm not sure what the best answer is. I also did Brown sugar water etc. In fact. . you name it I've tried it!! Lol. You can also make formula up with a bit b more water to help. . Providing bub is getting enough calories. And on the spew front. . my dd always chucks more when she hasn't got a poop out for days. Id be tempted for that second opinion.

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