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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:19 AM
Thanks both of you.
Even his night feeds have dropped to 60ml. They were guaranteed at least a 100ml usually.
It's feeling like he's constipated ... i didn't even think that was possible on Neocate but it seems like it is doing some searching.
If he is does that mean he will always get constipated on Neocate or he will get used to it?
We have a gastro referral but cant get in for two months
Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:14 AM
Make sure you're on a cancellation list.
For young babies they struggle to coordinate relaxing and pushing poop so it may not be constipation.
Solids constipate in the early days so ensure you offer small amounts of water and fruits like pear and limit banana and rice...
My daughter is chronically constipated and is on daily osmolax which is good but you need q dosage from the gastro as it says it's for kids over 4 (DD has had it since 14 months and I've known younger babies on doctors advice).
Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:47 AM
If your struggling with constipation I would drop the solids. they complicate getting to a stable place with poo, gut and even reflux. My daughter reflux was worse with purées. It did improve with finger foods. I would start solids closer or at 6 months when can do finger food and he is well established and stable on the Neocate. My friends son only started out drinking 50-60 ml of Neocate but not long later he was drinking how bottles. Hope you can find what’s right soon, this parenting gig is hard.
Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:27 AM
He has poo'd now and not constipated ... he's flat out refusing bottles today now though and basically screamed since waking up. Nothing ever feels right. He is probably just hungry and hating the taste ... he has one suck and gets upset.
Between reflux, gastro issues, bottle aversion, taste, teething etc etc we just cant survive. We are beyond stressed ... i just want a normal life so bad.
I want Neocate to work i just dont know how to get there ... we have no strength anymore to push through things. I'm terrified of being in hospital again and ending up on a tube.
We are so torn whether to just go back to pepti but at the moment it doesn't even feel like that would help. If we offer him pepti i don't think he'd drink that either he just feels off.
We've just given him panadol and he's asleep, will feed when he wakes up but if he refuses im not sure what we do really.
Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:22 AM
That's so rough. He ie probably off with the vaccine too. Really hope he feels better after he wakes and takes some formula for you.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:23 AM
I'm happy to say that the last few days have been amazing. They have probably been the best two days we've had. He is very very happy, very energetic and sleeping amazingly.
His volume is a little lower still however we are trying not to care as much. His poo's are looking great, his reflux seems completely managed. He spits up and it doesn't even bother him lately. We still have a few little feeding/bottle issues but i think they are aversion related and hopefully will clear up in time especially if he's not in pain/discomfort. He no longer poo/farts on every single bottle and he's much less squirmy.
He was weighed this morning so its been 1 week and he's gained 160g! With lower volume to, he gained 90 grams in two weeks of pepti with higher volume.
I guess it could be a fluke but it seems like there must have been some absorption issues from the intolerence i guess.
That weight gain is really what we needed to allow us to relax on the volume side of things. His attitude in the last few days has been the best i've seen since birth.
We are over the moon today to say the least. So glad we continued with Neocate because he doesn't seem to be bothered by taste now
Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:34 AM
That is a fantastic update! I hope it only gets better from here.
Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:12 PM
OP I'm so happy for you (I may have tears in my eyes, lol).
Long may it continue!
Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:59 PM
I have been waiting so long for this post and hoping against hope.
I can’t tell you how happy I am for you
Thank goodness for elemental formulae
I really think you will be on the up for good now. I agree with all your reasoning and logic re malabsorption, aversion etc.
Seriously so beyond happy for you all
Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:03 AM
Thanks to everyone really.
Its been great to be able to come here and vent and talk to people who have gone through similar situations. It can feel so so lonely because your friends and family will never truly understand.
Thanks for listening honestly, i just can't believe how happy he is. We aren't use to it lol.
On a side note he is taking to puree's really really well. He opens wide for the spoon and has basically lost his tongue thrust within the week. It feels good to at least have another option
Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:47 AM
I know I really enjoyed learning to parent and get to know my actual baby rather than learning how to manage reflux/cpmi.
Enjoy getting to know your little one!
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