Here's where we are with Quinn,
We did a few day mixture of BM and Nutramigen. Yesterday (first day on 100% Nutramigen) we've seen a drastic decrease in the amount of spit-up (hardly any in fact), he's still burping a lot, seems less fussy but still has red cheeks.
Thank you for the tip on finding generic Nutramigenat Target, but of course my Target didn't carry it. time to shop on-line.
Before I buy a lot I really want to see what happens to his red cheeks.
Last night (after going to bed) he slept from 7pm to midnight (5 HOURS!). the night before he slept 4 hours. Then of course after that he's still up every 2 hours. SO between midnight and 6 or 7am (waking) he drinks another 6 ounces (but every 2 hours). Time to sleep train him? He still needs those 6 ounces. Although he's up to a tad over4 ounces intake at one sitting, he's supposed to be taking up to 6 or 7 by this age (6months) right?
Hopefully he'll continue to take more and more if he indeed does feel better.
It does seem like he's crying less at this point...
Hard to think about my probably 2,500 ounces of breast milk in the freezer......
Thanks everyone for the tips.
Quinn has been crying since 5pm, I'm about to loose it. I can't take 2 hours of straight crying any more. (yes, it's going on in the back-ground right now, I'm trying to not listen to it - impossible). Nothing I do satisfies him, he snacks, he pushes the nipple away, I try again, he pushes it away, I put him down, he cries. I give him his pacy, he pushes it out, I try to burp him, I can't get anything, I changed his diaper (he giggled during that at least), then back to the crying. uggghhh. 2 hours!
also, i didn't mention donating my milk, as I figured it was understood that's what I would do as I was the recipient of donated milk for Kaitlyn. I wouldn't consider dumping it. BUT it was a LOT of time and pain attached to the pump and it's very hard to think of my doing it for naught (yes it would be for another mom) but I could have cut way back on my number of pumps a day and had plenty still. I have over 2,500 ounces!! I would likely donate it to a mom I just met in my local group who is having a similar story to mine (tube fed baby not tolerating formula well at all) or though the yahoo group for donating milk. I know that there are for profit milk banks and not-for profit milk-banks, and I won't donate it to a for-profit bank.. Sorry, won't do it. I refuse to let my milk be sold.
He's screaming right now. can't take it any more. I feel like such a horrible mother that I can't get him to stop but at the same time I can't stand the screaming. can't stand it! No attachment parenting for me. here I go back to try again.