7m,she pukes any formula milk I try(BF her until now)

Jelena - posted on 11/01/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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She is 7 months. I started having less milk, but I'm worried since I don't know what to do!!! I have tried all available formulas and she throws up each time I trick her into trying some. (she refuses, and seriously dislikes formula milk) What should I do????

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Cassie - posted on 11/01/2009

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keep breastfeeding!! It is so much healthier. Talk to a lactation consultant or LLL about ways to increase your supply. You could join the breastfeeding group on COM. They have lots of great advice on increasing supply. Obviously your LO can not handle formula as our babies were made to have our breastmilk not some manufactured formula that contains who knows what!!!! Have you ever looked at the ingredient list of formula?? I don't want to give that to my daughter!! Drink lots of water, try eating oatmeal, drink a dark beer! These are all ways to increase your supply. Obviously your LO is showing you that she needs your breastmilk not formula!!! It is the most natural and best thing you can do for her! :)

Christina - posted on 11/01/2009

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have you talked to your pediatrician about formula specifically for infants that are iether lactos intolerant, but more specifically children with sensative stomachs? My daughter had to take a special formula so that she could simpily keep it down. they have formula in purple and blue labels through enfimil... just a suggestion. also most docs dont advice doing this but adding a lil baby cereal to teh formula makes it a lil more stable and a lot of children i know with sensitive stomachs usaully keep it down better. best of luck....

Laura - posted on 11/01/2009

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My baby did this too. I talked to my doctor and he said it was too heavy for her. I put a little bit more water with the formula and she stoped puking it up.

Carla - posted on 11/01/2009

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I would talk to her doctor, they can prescribe a formula that will be easy on her stomach and not make her throw up. She will get used to the formula, it may take a while, I would slowly ween her off of the breastmilk, switch up the bottles during the day, one formula, one breastmilk, this may make the transition easier for her

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Enid - posted on 11/01/2009

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Well like other in here has say, talk to your DR. ask him what is the best for her. My son have the same reaction but start since he born, I try every formula on the market too, but my Dr. prescribe one that is off the store call Neocate, but before that he referrer me to a gastrointestinal Dr. My baby is good now, he still spit a little still, but less than what hi use to.

Jelena - posted on 11/01/2009

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ladies thank u all!! i scheduled an appointment w/ her dr. see what she says,but most likely she'll suggest soy. good to know there are other babies doing same as mine. sometimes we forget that :)

xxx

Carmen - posted on 11/01/2009

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Also, ask a lactation consultant or La leche league International, or public health nurse

Carmen - posted on 11/01/2009

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maybe she is only having a growth spurt and your milk is fine. this is about the time she would have another growth spurt.
If you don't think that is the issue then I would say Breastfeed as much as possible and at every opportunity, and pump besides and following BFing.
if you want to switch to formula, then you could mix half Breastmilk and formula for a while. If you still have problems ask your doctor.
Keep in mind that milk production is supply equals demand. Some things that could make milk production go down even if the demand is the same is stress, or diet. in these cases though just keep Breastfeeding as much as possible and pumping after and in between. You could try a supplement to help increase your milk and try to do additional relaxing activities than you normally would. Soak in the hot tub, get a massage, cuddle with your honey, etc.

Ashley - posted on 11/01/2009

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Have you tried soy? It may not be her tricking you. I breastfed my son for a while but when I had to start him on formula it turned out that he was having a hard time (tummy wise) handling it. I tried soy formula and bingo it worked, and a year later he is drinking whole milk just fine.

Lucy - posted on 11/01/2009

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Maybe you could try talking to your doctor about ways to increase your milk supply if this is your concern. At seven months you can introduce some solids as well. If she is refusing formula milk i'd stop wasting your money. She can start drinking cows milk from one year, and that's only 5 more months (might seem like a long time but it really isn't!!). If you really want to try formula I would speak to your doctor about what ones could suit her best. good luck xxx

Savanna - posted on 11/01/2009

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My daugher had awful acid reflux. She spit up all formula. They had to put her on Alimentum and soy products. Maybe you can try that.

Kevin - posted on 11/01/2009

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Have you tried to mix half formula and half breastmilk to try and adjust her to the taste and let her stomach slowly transition into formula. Good luck.

Melissa - posted on 11/01/2009

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there's a formula that is lsctosse free and it's not soy. but i would talk to the pediatrician about what you might try. the doctor can always give you samples if they have them or give you a prescription for a type of formula that you can only get from the pharmacy.

Holly - posted on 11/01/2009

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Jelena, I had two of the worst spitting sons you ever saw. They could get you from feet away. We ended up on low iron similac, it is milk based and contains less iron. It worked to settle the gurgling and gas, and we were able to feed them slowly and burp often. The other thing you could do at 7 months is try a mixture of half whole milk and half formula or breast milk. If you are really interested in continuing to breastfeed, ask your doctor about medications to increase milk production. Reglan will do this, as well as the dietary supplement fenugreek.

Irene - posted on 11/01/2009

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have u tried her on soymilk products thats wut my brother was put on cuz he was always sick as a baby he was alergic to milk so maybe try that and or maybe try carnation milk!

Irene - posted on 11/01/2009

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have u tried her on soymilk products thats wut my brother was put on cuz he was always sick as a baby he was alergic to milk so maybe try that and or maybe try carnation milk!

Emilie - posted on 11/01/2009

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Maybe try dark corn syrup. Try Hypoallergenic formula. Maybe you could talk to the doctor about how much she actually needs, maybe between baby food and the amount of breast milk you do have it will be enough.

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Have you tried soy formula or formula with rice? talk to her doctor about one that is most gentle on her stomach.

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