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    @sunnygirl79: my son is now asking for dummy so often at night that it drives us nut. The thing is that he doesn't want it sometime and spits it out before falling asleep so no idea why he asks for it during the night!!!! I am hoping for thumb sucking. Lol. We started training him to put it back it with a clip chain. We r trying not giving it him during the day wen he isn't sleeping, though. He is teething and I find chewing on it helps so it might be difficult not givin it o him during the day either now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Re gas, are u breastfeeding? If u r, eliminating dairy from your diet and see if it helps. I gave up breastfeeding very early on because I had so many things to deal with. It turned out that he had tongue tied (only found out at 4 months of age when we started investigating the gas issue). It explained so much about my trouble with breastfeeding.

    Your DD sounded like mine. My DS was a hard burper too. Infacol helped most of the time. Get a lot Ofhelp if u can. As he grew older, less feed overnight, better for him because he seemed acting up after a night feed. If u r formula feeding, try aptamil allerpro. It makes reflux worse so adding thickener. If that doesn't work, try lactose free. I know a lot of Drs think lactose problem is rare. That's why it isn't recommended from the start. My son is growing well so they dismiss lactose issue. We ignored the advices and gave it a go when allerpro didn't work for him. Lactose Free turned out to be the magic pill for his gas issue. As soon as we put him back to normal formula, the gas problem came back again. By the time we went through 5 specialists since he was 3 months, he was 6 months old. The first paed is all about PURPLE crying and I wish we didn't take no for an answer and waited until 3 months of age. The magic age that they say colic will cure itself. He is also the paed who didn't diagnose his tongue tie at the hospital.
    I was doing 50/50 BF. My milk never really came in due to a massive PPH so I've been on medication ever since to help with it. Since the relux has started my DD refuses the breast so we have just stopped. It was just too upsetting for both of us. I feel terrible guilt but it was causing me so much extra stress as I couldn't even express.

    I actually went out and bought the allepro formula today after doing some more research so I hope it works for us. I called the aptamil hotline and they recommended that too and suggested the thickener if needed.

    I'm feeling a bit better now knowing that there are still more options to try. I just can't accept that this is just how it is and there is nothing that can be done. I'm a nurse and I know I'm treating DD a bit like a patient but I just can't bare to see her suffer. It's a tough gig this motherhood.

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    Yes that's the main reason that I gave it up. He just wasn't happy on my boobs. It was frustrating for both of us. After my mom left, I didn't have time to eat, lets alone expressing. I gave up at that point. I was sad to let it go but it actually saved our sanity knowing when and gow much he should be fed. DS has the opposite problem with reflux. He would be drinking like no tomorrow (for comfort).

    We used thickener because Allepro is so watery that it didn't keep my DS full. We were also on HA formula for 5 weeks without improvement. We didn't even go through half a tin of Allepro because DS developed diarrhea. All these formula have lactose and am glad to find lactose free works for my DS. I only dislike it having glucose syrup in it.

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    Btw, dr will tell u that lactose problem is likely secondary. We know it is that's why didn't want to try. I am glad that we went with our gut to give it a go in the end. I don't care if it secondary, it saves our sanity and DS grief at this point.

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    What lactose free formula do you use?

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    He was on NAN LI gold for a few weeks. We chose that because it came with a small tin. Then we switched to allerpro and didn't work. We chose aptamil lactose free when we switched again due to it being available in Europe where we planned to travel. It turned out that it was out of stock in Europe. Luckily, He didn't have any problem with a different brand of lactose free while we traveled.

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