But trying to figure out what kind of formula works best for Emily has been the biggest pain. in. the. ass.
When we were first supplementing we used sim.ilac advanced. It was during the dark days of colic so we didn't know what the hell we were doing (we still don't) and we switched to gent.lease thinking it would help with the colic. It did, a little, but not much. She still cried a lot after eating and always seemed like she was in pain. Three weeks ago we made the switch to ali.mentum. She was like a new baby! So happy, not crying after eating or as gassy. I was so relieved. Then the diarrhea started. She had liquid green poop anywhere from 2-4 times a day. (I can't believe I'm writing about my daughter's poop.)
When I took her in for a check-up I talked to her pediatrician about the diarrhea and he said it's pretty normal with ali.mentum because the proteins are so broken down. He said we could add rice to her bottles and that should help with the diarrhea and with her reflux. Or we could try neo.cate. That shit is expensive and our insurance won't cover it.
So the new phase of our baby formula experiment is ali.mentum with rice. Wish us luck. And if anyone has any suggestions for nipple combos with rice I am all ears. I am tired of trying to cut them to be just the right flow and the Y-cut is waaaay to fast for Emily.
And now for your viewing pleasure...Emily has discovered our cat Pete. I think this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship.
|Hey, who are you?|
|Wanna be my friend?|