by celticepona (1273 Posts), Sat May 22, 2004 08:01 am
My little angel, Emily, has formula allergies. We started her on Enfamil lipil in the hospital, and she seemed to do fine for a few weeks, then her stool got very soft and she became colicky. Her doctor switched her to soy. HEr stools started to form, and then a week later, they were liquid. Now we are on Enfamil Nutramigen, hoping that she will be able to adjust to this. I had the same formula allergies when I was a baby, and my mom put me on Similac, but even that bothers her. What I can't believe is how much that formula costs!!!! 23 dollars for a 1lb can of powder! My little one is a bottomless pit, so we will go through that in no time! I wonder if there is anyone I could complain to about the outrageous cost of formula!
Also, I have checked myself at 7 weeks postpartum, and I still have colostrum!!! Is that normal? I considered trying to get my milk going and bottlefeeding her breastmilk, but at my checkup yesterday at my doctors they said I was still preeclampsic,and they want to keep me on my meds, altace, norvasc, celexa, and diuretic. I am afraid to switch to meds that would be considered safe for breastfeeding because the combo I am on now is working at keeping my bp under control, and my bp did not go down until I went on the altace, even while taking the norvasc alone.
My poor baby, maybe I can still try to express milk and thow it away until I am weaned off my meds, but god knows when that will be! Also, I tried expressing the colostrum to get my milk going, and it was extremely painful! That was two days ago and my nipples are still sore...is that normal? I know this is long but I have alot on my mind!!!!