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#1 Davidoff-sensei

Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:55 AM

How do you know if he's hating the taste or if its just new to him?

He can take 120-150ml of breastmilk in about 15 mins but we've tried multiple formula's and it takes him almost an hour?

I Wouldn't say he's hating it ... he just doesn't seem to suck. More just swallows because he has to?

How long should i persist with a formula before trying another one?

#2 literally nobody

Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:17 AM

id try another bottle teat with a better flow.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:36 AM

When we noticed DS slowing (he was FF from birth) ee just upped the teat to a more free flowing one, fixed it

#4 Caribou

Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:42 AM

formula is thicker, you might find the teat for formula needs to be the different. I'd try that.

#5 Pooks Combusted

Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

Is it like that the whole feed or just towards the end?

#6 lucky 2

Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:42 AM

How old is your baby?

#7 Davidoff-sensei

Posted 05 March 2019 - 07:49 AM

He is 10 weeks old and weighs 5.2kg.

We have just swapped to aptamil allerpro due to possibly several intolerances.

We swapped on saturday night and every day he seems to be eating less and less and less.

Last night he only had 100ml at 7pm, slept all the way to 4:30am. Had another 100ml, 20ml at 7:30am and now he's back asleep.

On breastmilk he was always having at least 100ml a feed but didnt put on any weight and had crazy mucusy poo's and was super unsettled.

He seems better on the formula, happier and sleeping much better but now he's just not bloody eating. He only put on 30grams last week and im worried its going to be similar this week.

Feels like we'd have to force feed him to get any more in which we obviously wont do but i just dont get it.

#8 afterlaughter

Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:00 AM

Allerpro still has milk proteins in it (broken down a bit but still made out of cows milk) so if he has severe intolerance it’s probaly still effecting him but maybe in a different way to the breastmilk. You Can either remove all dairy and soy from a mother’s diet (even traces in store bought products) and return to breast milk or you need a diary free or elemental formula. Over the counter there is only Noverlac allergy that is diary free others would need a specialist to prescribe. I hope you find a solution it can be very stressful when a bub won’t feed well and no one tells you bottle feeding can be just as stressful because you do know how much there drinking but you just cannot get them to drink enough.

Edited by afterlaughter, 05 March 2019 - 08:01 AM.


#9 Davidoff-sensei

Posted 05 March 2019 - 08:20 AM

View Postafterlaughter, on 05 March 2019 - 08:00 AM, said:

Allerpro still has milk proteins in it (broken down a bit but still made out of cows milk) so if he has severe intolerance it’s probaly still effecting him but maybe in a different way to the breastmilk. You Can either remove all dairy and soy from a mother’s diet (even traces in store bought products) and return to breast milk or you need a diary free or elemental formula. Over the counter there is only Noverlac allergy that is diary free others would need a specialist to prescribe. I hope you find a solution it can be very stressful when a bub won’t feed well and no one tells you bottle feeding can be just as stressful because you do know how much there drinking but you just cannot get them to drink enough.

Yeah we really wanted to stick with allerpro for at least two weeks. We've never given anything a long enough try but its making it bloody hard.

We think its dairy/soy but it could very well be something else and my wife is like 45kg as it is, she cant cut everything out of her diet she needs to gain weight anyway thats another issue.

I dont think he has a full blown allergy to milk and our paed said if he doesnt have an actual allergy then allerpro will be fine because its so broken down. When we weigh him this thursday if he's gained weight then great maybe he doesnt need to eat as much as the tins say .. but if he gains like 30 grams again or loses weight we have no idea what to do.

#10 lucky 2

Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:39 AM

With those sort of feeding issues I'd get help from CHN, GP and possibly a Paed, the growth issues need to be sorted ASAP and the more complicated they are, the more likely you need specialised feeding help.
Perhaps even a speach pathologist?
I presume you are receiving health care from professionals, they will guide you and send you for specialised help if the feeding problems don't resolve in the short term.
Best wishes.




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