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help im clueless

i have a two month old who is on lactos free milk but doesnt seem to get full off of it and if he eats more than 3ozs he gets sick he just got out the nicu due to stomach issues he was born with his intestines out and they werent able to feed him til 2weeks ago so he is still at 3 ozs but i dnt know what to do to get him full with out making him sick we have doctors appointment monday for a check up but i cant let him stay hungry till then anyone got advice on what i could do????? thanx Destinty

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Asked by Destinty at 12:47 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is trying to nurse/pump an option? If so, it will be easiest on baby's tummy.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:03 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • breastfeeding is best feeding. no formula of any kind will ever come close to having all the benefits of breastmilk. if you stay on a dairy free diet, breastmilk will never hurt your baby the way formula does. 2 mos isn't too late to relactate. contact me, a lactation consultant, or any breastfeeding group owner here on CM. imagine how hard & painful it must be to want to eat but just can't without getting hurt. a 2mos old baby shouldn't go through that. look into donor milk or get a prescription from your doctor til you can get your milk back. do it for your baby.

    Answer by jus1jess at 2:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Try breastfeeding

    Answer by mamajody0507 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • breastfeeding will be the best thing you could possibly for your little one. like a pp said, you can relactate-it's not too late! your baby will get exactly what he needs and it won't hurt his little tummy. please don't even consider giving him anything else-like cereal. baby's tummies can't handle anything but milk for at least 6-7 months. you seem like you genuinely want to do what is best for your baby. breastfeeding would be best.

    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 7:36 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • i cant breast feed my milk came in and i was constanly pumping but it dryd up when i got sick....ive tried to keep pumping but i dont get anyting....when he was in the nicu they put him on rice cereal but its making him have the runs really bad....idk what to do cause he is lactous intolorent....

    Answer by Destinty at 9:25 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • My cousin's son JUST got out of the NICU after 4 months in there with the same condition, she pumped and as soon as he could eat food he had breast milk, and now he is able to nurse. He is doing amazing because of the breast milk. I suggest you try that. Especially with a sick baby, they need it more than ever

    Answer by jessica1219 at 9:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • they have lactose free formula if you can't get a milk donor. I would use formula as a last resort if I were you. You should really talk to the doctor about it, I can't imagine them giving rice cereal to a 2 month old in the NICU, or giving your baby anything but IV feed after his surgery. I think you may have been misinformed and you need to speak to your childs doctor ASAP.

    Answer by jessica1219 at 9:52 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • You CAN breastfeed....its called relactation and in cases where children are not responding well to formula its the BEST thing to do...many moms do it and it is so worth every bit of work to do it.

    My friends son was born the same way as yours was, she too dried up in about 3 weeks even with pumping and everything. She got a medication called Reglan for herself, kept pumping every 2-3 hours, and bought a supplemental nursing system..its a tube that will give formula when your baby sucks on your breast. After about 2-3 weeks she stopped all formula because she had milk in. His tummy aches and never being full issues went away VERY quickly, it shocked her how much different he was and how much faster he grew on BM.. Formula was so hard to absorb the synthetic nutrients from and BM was much easier on his already messed up intestines. Consider asking about Reglan from your OB/GYN and talk to a lactation consultant

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 10:02 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • heres some links for you

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 10:02 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • well they said they put him on it cause they have him lactos free milk and its to help him get the vitamins and nutrenits he need from regular milk....i had a cow when they told me but i figured they are doctors so they "SHOULD" know what they are doing....right???

    Answer by Destinty at 10:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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