Still fussy after Nutrimigen

Helen - posted on 10/09/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone,

I wanted to ask whether anyone has experience with Nutrimigen and Zantac combo--- here's our story so far:

I was only able to breast feed for 3 weeks due to milk supply and LO seemed a little fussy so when we switched from BF/enfamil newborn supplement to Gentlease he got so much worse! He was on that for a week with all colic symptoms that we tried incorporating colic calm with only a little luck. Pediatrician than suggested Nutrimigen b/c he thought milk allergy. He seemed so much better for a couple days but now back to his inconsolable crying most of the day. We went to pediatrician again yesterday who also put him on Zantac and said to give it a few days but it seems that it's not working so far. I read that Nutrimigen AA would be next step but I guess my question is how long does it take to get out old formula out of system and know that this combo is working?

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Cecilia - posted on 10/09/2013

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It could take a few weeks in general for the combo to really begin to actually work. I don't have actual first hand experience with the combo but my daughter was on Nutrimigen and Aciphex.Those are two different medications. Aciphex stops the pumps that cause acid.Zantac is an H2 blocker. Maaylox can help on bad days also, please check with your doctor for dosing because I have no clue.

Other things you can do, #1 do no shake the milk, stir it. This will help keep too many bubbles from forming.

Buy a crib mattress lift. It will help keep them from sleeping flat on their back which hurts. http://www.toysrus.com/buy/nursery/beddi... Please make sure it's under the sheet so the baby does no get underneith it. (one pic shows it above and it's driving me nuts!!

Hold them up right as much as possible. feeding upright is also suggested. Keep upright for 2 hours after feedings. Think of swings, bouncy seats and such to keep their head elevated.

Also ask your doctor about using cereal in the formula. I don't know at which age they would start having you do it but my daughter was almost 3 months when we started cereal in the bottle and started food at 4 months. Food was honestly the most help. With her eating regular food she is such a joy and I almost forget the 5 months of nonstop screaming.

Hope things get better soon!

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Cecilia - posted on 10/09/2013

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You're welcome. I was lucky enough that my foster sister had to go through it before me and she was my helper when it came down to figuring out how to help her feel better. The least I can do is pass it on.

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