What do u guys reckon the novalac reflux formula?
We tried it for ds2 recently. He had one bottle and was vomoting heaps for hours. He also became constipated. He started refusing it, that's when the dr suggested aptamil. It was ok but he had serious wind issues. Since we put him on nan comfort his wind is much better and he's full of smiles. It's such a nice change having a happy bub!
Interesting because we are actually on nam comfort since 3.5w. And the wind issue hasn't gone away.
Constipation is my worry, that's why hesitate to give novalac a try. Is your DS a spiller? DS has silent reflux so no vomiting.
Good that your dr is willing to give advices. First time at a new GP, asking the referral to sleep school. I asked about the test for lactose intolerance and allergy but was told to wait and see what the sleep school said. Today, I went in to ask for referrals to new paed. Again, asking for tests and formula recommendation. Same answer from the GP. Fuming! Can they do better than writing referrals? I feel like I am constantly doing the research and be my own dr!
So far so good. Could be because he's older and his gut is more mature. Formula is such a nightmare when you can't find one that agrees with your bub. I wish i could have breastfed longer but my boobs had other ideas. 😒
Have you got coloxyl drops for constipation? Otherwise infants friend is supposed to be good for keeping bub regular?
If you're unhappy with your current dr maybe find a new one?
Do a google search for Cows Milk Protein Intolerance and see if you baby fits the symptoms listed
Also, I agree with you on having to do your own research. I found the GP's I saw were very lacking in knowledge in the area of Cows Milk Protein Intolerance (CMPI). They have so many areas of medical research to keep up with so I can understand it, but yes it's frustrating when you need answers for your baby.
He doesn't have constipation ever since we switched to nan comfort. He had the issue with S26.
Infacol does the magic for bringing up burp. We tried the colic mixture that's recommended by many here in Perth. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out. It was not as effective to bring up burp as infacol. It makes sense because the simethicone dosage is higher in infacol.
I know how it feels like o give up breastfeeding. I feel the same but there are always issues regardless of what method u feed with colic baby. With formula, we sort of solved one of the feeding issues. Eg. Not confusing reflux with hunger. Have a more regular schedule.
Ok, now i back to formula question. Gastroentelorogist has suggested us to switch to aptamil HA or allerpro. If it doesn't work, he will put DS on neocate.
I went with the HA given that it is slightly easier to get (still hard). It has been a day and what we find is that 120ml doesn't seem make DS full up to 3hrs. He started to scream bloody murder at 2.5hr mark in the last two feeds. With nan comfort, he eats in between 3.5--4 hrs with the same amount. I can try to give him more but his stomach can't handle that much of liquid. Does any of you have this experience with Aptamil HA?
What did the dr say in regards to anounts and frequency of feeds?
Also if he's going through a growth spurt he will feed more often anyway. My ds2 recently went through one and he was feeding every 2.5 to 3 hours instead of 4 hourly. That lasted about 4 days, and he even woke up at 3am one of the nights for a bottle! Not normal for him!! And then he settled down again and went back to the 4 hours.
I'm not 100% sure but do the HA formulas metabolise quicker because the proteins are already broken down alot for the sensitive tummies? If so, maybe that's why he's feeding more on this formula?
Take note of the feeding cues he gives and feed him as he's hungry. My dr said not to strictly follow the feeding guide on the can as every baby is different, it is just a general guideline. If you're concerned you can ask you MCHN or dr, or even call the careline on the can if there is one. Good luck!
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