This is a bit long.
I'm new here too (well I set this account up when my second child was a baby... Four years ago)
I have four kids. My youngest, Georgia, is four and a half months old. She started neocate midday yesterday for suspected CMPI after a very long long past ten weeks of trial and error formulas and reflux meds. Prior to this we tried allerpro which made her so bloated and full of wind she couldn't even tolerate her dummy in her mouth. Prior to allerpro she was on novalac colic. When on novalac she would have four-eight days of being the ideal baby. Drinking full bottles, sleeping okay during the day, all night. Happy smiling baby. Then she would for no reason at all stop and it would be what we call hell week. A week of refusing anything more than 50mls. Not sleeping. Grumpy grumpy girl. Nothing changed to cause this, we do meds (losec) at the same time daily. We have a daily consistent routine she's fallen into because of the other kids. It was the hell week and a handful of other symptoms that prompted us to consider CMPI. She has atrocious rashy skin, pale, cradle cap, snuffly plus the severe reflux. So yesterday half day of neocate and today first full day.
She's miserable! Absolutely miserable. Normal formula during a good period she could inhale 240mls easily. She's taking 130 of neocate at absolute best. Having to be winded every ten mls. She won't sleep more than 20 minutes. She's grumpy and just plain miserable. Even during hell week she was happier than this. I am just at my wits end. My partner works hideous hours (chef) and my family is crap so I'm with four kids six and under and one of them is this miserable baby.
What am I doing that's wrong? I just don't know how to keep going anymore.
Is this normal for settling in to neocate? Does it sound like I've done the right thing? Please just anyone. Feeling pretty alone right now.