Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Aidy''s Mama | 2011/09/26



My now 4.5 month old boy was breastfed untill 4 months, and then we changed to formula. And it has been a nightmare since then. Regular NAN1 made him sick (spitting up, diahrea) We switched to NAN1 HA and it seemed better (still does a bit of spitting up). but he now has really smelly grey-green poop, that''s soft. I know spitting up and loose stools may be normal but I''m concerned because it is way different since we changed to formula. Since birth we have had an issue winding him, he wakes up every night from cramps. You pick him up, pat him a little and the wind comes out. But lately he screams himself awake from stomach pain. He kicks and waves his arms wildly. Also since the change to fomula he has a blocked nose like sinus. Can you please recommend something for the gas/tummy cramps. It''s heartbreaking seeing the little guy in so much pain.

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You have given an excellent description of your baby son's symptoms. His problem appears to be due to lactose intolerance. You have two possible solutions, either he can go onto a lactose free formula such as NAN LF or he can change to a soya formula such as Isomil 1.Either of these formulas should help him.

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Posted by: nandi | 2011/11/29

My son has the exact same symptoms and i was not sure what is wrong with him, thanks ladies i will try and switch his formulae and see what happens.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/09/26

If you would like to return to breastfeeding it isn''t too late, you can get help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or the La Leche League who can try to help you to get your son latching again and work with you on getting your supply up again.

You can start by expressing milk for him and giving that to him to at least ease the pain he''s in now. You might not get a lot initially.

I" m not sure of your reason for giving up breastfeeding, which obviously affects whether you want to re-start or not. If you were told medicine was incompatible, ask to be put on something else that is compatible. If you have returned to work, you can express during the day to leave that milk for your baby for the next day. If you had just had enough of breastfeeding, then speak to your clinic sister about other formulas you could try.

Good luck, I hope you can solve your little guys tummy troubles.

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