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Old May 21st, 2013, 16:54 PM   3111
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Smashing Cannot wait! I need to get out of this house lol!

Had Alex at the doctor again. The meds aren't working and he's just getting worse. He's throwing up every bit of every feed and went 24 hours with only 4 hours sleep. He's also grunting and squeaking and flailing his arms and legs when he's in any other position other than straight up and down. The doctor said he's got the worst case of reflux she's ever seen He was bawling his eyes out in pain because he was too far reclined in his car seat She gave me anti sickness medication called Domperidone. He had his first dose tonight followed by a feed 30 mins later. I was optimistic but he threw it all back up. *sigh* I don't really know what to do any more. I hate seeing him in so much pain and nothing seems to help him. I hate to think what all the medication is doing to him.

I have ordered some soya milk to be delivered with my tesco shop tomorrow. I doubt very much that my one bowl of cereal worth of milk each day is causing his problems but I need to eliminate everything I can. I might start some kind of diary too. Does anyone know how long it takes for the things we eat to affect our BM supply?



 
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Old May 21st, 2013, 16:57 PM   3112
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When I say diary, I don't mean a 'woe is me' spill my guts teenage angst type thing, I mean a food diary/sickness diary. That way I can see what I am eating against when he is most sick.



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:00 AM   3113
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I'm looking forward to it too. Do we just pay on the day?

Laura here is a link you might find helpful. http://kellymom.com/health/baby-heal...d-sensitivity/ I think the average time for foods to get into your milk is 4-6 hours. Interesting in that link how long cows milk stays in our systems for. I had no idea.

at your diary. Poor Alex (& you) though. Did the doctor say what to try next if the Domperidone didn't work?



 
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:24 AM   3114
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Emma my friend got domperidone - the same stuff Alex has got. She did say that she had to really talk her doctor into getting it though. Since I gave Laura a link here is one for you too that you might find helpful http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp...es/low-supply/

Arlene I agree with the others and think that our babies are too young for CIO. It must be difficult trying to find a balance with what you are comfortable with and what John has experienced with his other children. I think 'they' do recommend that CIO is not used until after baby is 6 months or something like that.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:02 AM   3115
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Morning ladies! How are we?

Laura, how is Alex doing? Is there any improvement on his reflux?

I'm taking James to the drop in clinic to get weighed today :-) Also decided to weigh myself every Thursday before we go as well. I'm not on a strict diet yet but hopefully I can make a start and lose some weight as we go. I need to ask them about James as well, he seems to have bad trapped wind. I don't think it's quite colic but he's arching his back, straining his legs and grunting a lot. It's sometimes followed by some wee farts or burps but there's obviously wind in there and it's bothering him xx



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:38 AM   3116
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Aww Arlene, Alex gets that and baby massage helps so much! I do clockwise circles around his belly button and then hold his lower legs and push his knees up towards his chin and hold. You can YouTube videos, they are really helpful and it's really effective!

We had a bit of a breakthrough with Alex (I hope - it may be coincidence) but I have discovered that if I don't wind him after feeding he's not as sick. He does burp eventually and is sick after burping but it's not as forceful or as much. The Omeprazole hasn't worked, it seems. It is supposed to take a maximum of 14 days and we are on day 14 now and he still has acid. I'm ordering him that wedge shaped mattress with a sling when Stephen gets paid at the end of the month though. It's expensive but his problems are going to be long term so it's worth it to get him sleeping properly.

Karen, when I got the Domperidone I couldn't believe it when I read the leaflet and it said it can be used to increase BM!! I told Emma about it. What a coincidence lol! I'm sure Emmas supply will increase on its own (it seems like Lewis is doing brilliant now) but if not I could always 'spill' my bottle and get another from the doc :P

Did you guys see the photos of Lewis Emmas brother did? The one with the wee blue hat is just breathtaking He's so cute. He has wee wise eyes, like he's been here and seen everything before

Emma, don't suppose you got any prices from your brother?



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 03:42 AM   3117
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I'm looking forward to it too. Do we just pay on the day?

Laura here is a link you might find helpful. http://kellymom.com/health/baby-heal...d-sensitivity/ I think the average time for foods to get into your milk is 4-6 hours. Interesting in that link how long cows milk stays in our systems for. I had no idea.

at your diary. Poor Alex (& you) though. Did the doctor say what to try next if the Domperidone didn't work?
They didn't say but someone on here suggested I ask for Zantac as opposed to the Omeprazole as it is supposed to work better with the Domperidone. I hav ehis 6 week check up on Weds so I'm going to ask about it then.

I LOVE Kellymom lol.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 06:24 AM   3118
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Glad things are better with Alex Laura! Hopefully the meds are helping.

I asked the hv about the trapped wind and she said to make sure we weren't leaving him til he's starving to feed him cos he'll gulp and she suggested baby massage too. She said there's a post natal class available where they show you how to do it.

Got him weighed too and he's now 10lbs 10ozs!! He's just piling it on! That's almost 3lbs since he was born, was totally amazed! Xx



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 16:13 PM   3119
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Hey girls.

Glad you managed to get advice about trapped wind arlene. Lewis gets that sometimes. It usually takes me ages to shift it. Theres a baby massage class at the hospital. Its just 1 class but its free :-)

Thanks for the link karen. How are your lovely boys?

Laura, I'm shocked the omeprozole isnt working! I always found it to be amazing! I'd definitely ask about the zanrac. Its worth a shot. I sometimes dont wind lewis after a feed. He will always be a bit sick at some point but it is definitely less than when I wind him.

So I think my milk supply is picking up at last. Still not fully there but I think we are making progress. I haven't had to supplement with formula today but I can see that lewis isnt fully satisfied cos hes still trying to feed loads and tonight he kept crying like he starving after I fed him. He's asleep now but its taken 3 hours!

Hopefully all will be resolved soon. If not though, I'll be after alex's meds lol.

I keep forgetting to ask my bro for prices. I'll see him this weekend though so I'll ask him. I love the pics. They are far off my brother's best tbh but that cos he was experimenting and doing the shoot for free lol. Hes got a website... vincentlambphotograpy.co.uk, I think. Check it out :-)



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 16:15 PM   3120
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Oh also, duno if its all of them, but asda has a clothes sale on. I got some lovely studd for lewis. Super cheap! !



 
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