Sarh - posted on 02/04/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have to start weaning my almost 8m old son, I have an auto immune disease and I have to start taking my weekly Enbrel Injections and other pain medication which my dr refuses to allow me to take while nursing even though Enbrel is a Class B.
My questions is, which formula is the closest to breast milk, but wont affect his tummy. He is lactose intolerant just as daddy and my MIL are. He also still has some reflux symptoms or what not. Currently when he is with gamma for a few hours for my fiancee and I to have dinner or go to a movie he is drinking Similar Sensitive for lactose sensitivity, fussiness and gas. He seems to do fine on it, but he only have about 8oz once a month. Also, it is REALLY foamy, I don't see how that is okay for a sensitive tummy... I'm afraid he wont do as good if he is consuming more of it. I plan to slowly wean him so that he is completely weaned by 12m, but then comes the problem of him not being able to have cows milk. I don't want him on a soy based formula or milk.
Soy contains something very similar/close to Estrogen which makes soy bad for boys to consume too much of... if he is put onto a formula that is soy based or milk with soy, I'm afraid he will get too much soy.
He doesn't go back to the doctor until his 9m well-check which isn't until March 4th. I could call the pediatricians office and speak to a nurse, but I wanted to first see if there are any mom's on here who went through the same thing.
Thanks in advanced!
**Just a side note, I'm not ready to wean him, but I have to for my own health, I don't exactly know how I'm still functioning and I am having problems with both of my eyes, possibly an infection which could be caused by my Ankylosing Spondylitis. We struggled in the beginning with his lactose intolerance, reflux, and since I became pregnant I've struggled with pain, but I'm obviously not too worried about myself. I just want to be able to take my medication to be able to play with both of my children more, I was barely able to finish doing a puzzle with my daughter, I can't carry/hold my 8m old for long, and I can't do house chores that NEED to be done and drive me crazy.