Formula Was Our Answer!

Last week, I blogged about the formula experiment we were trying.  We first opened one of the Enfamil samples that we had received in a childbirth preparation class, but the next day I purchased a can of Nestle Good Start Gentle (orange can).  It had good reviews online for being gentle on a baby’s stomach and I remembered that my sister-in-law had used it for her girls.  Enfamil Gentlease seemed to have good reviews, but I was slightly alarmed to see that the first ingredient in that formula is corn syrup solids.  I have an allergy to corn syrup and, regardless, I didn’t feel that corn syrup should have that much prominence in the ingredients of a formula.

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The Formula Test

I couldn’t take it anymore.  Watching my son have stomachaches every day.  A smile quickly turning to a frown.  Fuss and fuss and fuss.

We’ve tried everything.  Chiropractic care (which definitely did make an improvement), baby Zantac, propping him, burping him often, tracking what I eat, avoiding certain food triggers, various gas drops…the list goes on and on.  Nothing has made a difference.  Tonight, he seemed to refuse his bottle of breastmilk.

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Get Me Outta Here!

Ever have one of those days that make you want to run far, far away?

Yup, it’s one of those days.  And it’s only 12:48pm.

C has been crying constantly for hours.  He’s been fed twice, changed multiple times, rocked, put in his bouncy seat, etc. etc. etc….

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Buying Parenting Books

I just ordered three books about baby sleep and parenting:

-“What to Expect: The First Year” by Heidi Murkoff, which I thought would be a good reference
-“The No-Cry Sleep Solution” by Elizabeth Pantley, recommended by my sister-in-law
-“The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program” by Polly Moore, recommended by C’s chiropractor (a parent of 4)

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C Has Colic…

…but at least he’s healthy.  The pediatrician did a head-to-toe check of C today and told us that we have a normal, healthy, fussy baby.  It will only get worse before it improves.  Apparently, research shows that babies peak in fussiness at about 2 months of age.

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