Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned | 2010-09-20

Q.

Formula

Hi Doc
My baby is 3months old and drinking NAN1, but she vomits alot even an hour after her last bottle. I have been adviced to change to Lactogen, she was fine for a week but now she is vomiting again. Is there some other formula that is better or can I get medication to breastfeed as i think my milk has dried up. I would rather breastfeed if this can change.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure what is causing your baby to vomit like this. She may have a reflux problem. Try her on a formula called Novalac AR and see if she improves.If she does then continue on this formula for at least 3 months. If she continues to vomit she may have a milk allergy so you should try her on NAN HA 1.

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Posted by: Tashi | 2010-09-21

My 4 month old Baby has got reflux and is on NOVALAC AR and I never had a happier baby. You get this at Pharmacysts or Clicks. And if your Baby gets constipated there is NOVALAC IT also works wonders. Then you give in between a bottle of NOVAKAC IT, Good Luck

Reply to Tashi
Posted by: Purple | 2010-09-20

To breastfeed again you will need help to get your baby latching as well as to get your milk flowing again. It is possible, but it will take a lot of effort on your part - but it is worth it.
Breastfed babies are far less likely to suffer from reflux.

Get in contact with the la leche league in your area or an international board certified lactation consultant to help you wtih relactation. You will need advice and help from the professionals.

In the mean time, you can start express for a few minutes on each breast every few hours. Eventually you will start producing some milk, though it might take a while.
Try to get your son latched on, though he might not be that willing.
If he does latch, then try to get him to suck on both breasts for a short bit, then give him any milk you expressed previously and then follow with some formula.

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