Food for a 2 month old? Help please.

Kimberly - posted on 03/03/2016 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My 2 month old is lactose-intolerant and would projectile puke, until the point where she would vomit at anything given to her (formula,water,pedilyte). The doctor had me put rice cereal in her bottle, but I could never get her to take it, so I put it in a bowl, and feed it to her. She seems to keep it down better. Can I give her other baby foods? Such as the organic apples, pears, ect. My aunt gives her granddaughter mash potatoes, and she's only 8 weeks old, so I didn't know what you could give them. --She's my first child. Any help from moms? Thanks in advance!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/04/2016

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I'm sorry, but ladies, you all need to review the guidelines for feeding solids under 6 months!

It is NOT recommended. It CAN cause problems later, both physical, and medical. Cereal, whether it's oats, or rice, has ZERO nutritional value, and it will not help your child 'keep food down'.

If your child is continually vomiting after feedings, they are either lactose intolerant, have reflux, or have another medical condition. Cereal, baby food, other items in that genre will NOT HELP what is causing the initial problems.

If your pediatrician is suggesting you feed solids, even cereal, at 2 months, CHANGE PEDIATRICIANS.

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2016

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Also a 2 month old will still have a strong tongue thrust and is not ready to handle solids developmentally. To be able to take food from a spoon and move it to the back of her mouth to swallow, is a skill she won't achieve until 4-6 months.

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2016

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Lactose intolerance is not diagnose on an US, it is a blood test. Have you seen a gastroenterologist?

Jodi - posted on 03/03/2016

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I'd be getting a second opinion - your doctor doesn't sound like he knows what he is talking about. Your child NEEDS the nutrition of some kind of milk. Your doctor certainly isn't treating lactose intolerance appropriately.

Have you ever tried to breastfeed her?

Dove - posted on 03/03/2016

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If the baby is lactose intolerant... baby needs either a formula milk w/out lactose in it or breast milk from a mother not consuming dairy. Baby food is NOT good for her immature digestive system. You could find her w/ a lot worse, life long issues.

If the doctor says that soy formula would not help... then obviously lactose is not the issue and if the doctor can not accurately explain what the issue IS... I'd be seeking a second opinion.

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Sarah - posted on 03/04/2016

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True Shawnn, and never ever feed solids mixed in formula or breastmilk and given in a bottle. Rice cereal is the only item doctors sometimes recommend and that acts as a thickening agent to help the formula stay in the stomach. See the GERD fact sheet link below and for Pet's sake; use your head and don't take advice that is not backed by the AAP by a bunch of starngers on a website. As well intentioned as we all are, we are not your child's physician. When a doctor makes a diagnosis that makes no sense and cannot explain the treatment plan, it is time to change doctors.

Liz - posted on 03/04/2016

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Sounds like reflux. My son suffered with reflux the first month, we were also told he was possibly lactose-intolerant. I switched his formula to soy as a just in case. I started my kids on cereal after the first month; rice, oatmeal, whole wheat, then moved on to multi grains with fruits. After cereals, I would add either fruit or vegetable baby foods to their formulas. I would also try putting baby foods in her formula instead and seeing how that works, a little at a time.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/04/2016

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different clinic, Kimberly.

I know, it's easy to believe that the doctors know everything, but...they don't.

Some are more knowledgeable than others. I had the same problem with my eldest, and I finally ahd to switch clinics. Once I did, and had a knowledgeable pediatrician, things went much better.

Samantha - posted on 03/04/2016

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To me I think she have reflux because that how my baby was also she started out when she was 6 weeks and it was terrible the doctor also told me to put rice cereal in the bottle also it worked some time but I was suggest to feed her some apples or pear no potatoes to she how she do but not a lot because she can get constipated.

Kimberly - posted on 03/03/2016

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They did a ultrasound on her and determined that she was lactose intolerant. And they ruled out pyloric sphincter insufficiency. They said she had reflux, which they prescribed medication for, but it still hasn't helped. I've took her to 4 different doctors, all of the same clinic though. I honestly don't know what to do.

Sarah - posted on 03/03/2016

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the symptoms your baby presents are not those of lactose intolerance, but more along the lines of pyloric sphincter insufficiency or reflux. Your doctor has given you grave advice, find a new doctor immediately. No baby NEEDS any sort of solid before a year and they can start practicing and learning at 6 months. You need to get to a different doctor pronto. How did your current doctor explain to you that she would get adequate calories from rice cereal? It's like feeding a baby cardboard, no value, just bulk.
If she were lactose intolerant, she would not vomit up pedialyte or a lactose free formula.

Kimberly - posted on 03/03/2016

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It's to thicken her milk to help her keep it down. The doctor told me soy milk wouldn't help any. And I've already switched her milk twice to non-milkbased formula.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/03/2016

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Seriously? a licensed physician told you to feed empty calorie solids to a 2 month old who is exhibiting NO recommended steps for being ready?

STOP. Switch to soy, or gluten free, or other special formulas for lactose or gluten intolerance.

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