Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A new learning curve for us!

Well it turns out that my gorgeous little Millie poppins is probably not a "normal" baby. Over the last 3 months I have discovered that she is almost certainly diary/milk intolerant.

Millie was just like her brother before weaning, she had a great sleep routine, sleeping through the night from 6 weeks old. However, when we started to wean her at almost 6 months old I quickly realised something was not right.

She has gone from a lovely content happy baby, to a not so happy baby who is not very good at sleeping through the night! Now I know that she was also teething so at first I put it down to that. But it didn't take long for me to realise that, actually, something else was wrong. I noticed that she was being sick a lot. Which was unusual for her, I also noticed that she was crying in her sleep sometimes even screaming. All very unlike her.

So when I finally managed to get her an appointment at the doctors (almost 2 weeks after I rang up!) the doctor suggested putting her on Nutramigen Lipil which is an alternative to cows milk. So I tried her on that and for the first 2 weeks she was sick only once. Great, I thought. But sadly I spoke to soon and she soon started being sick again.

I have found out this evening whist chatting to some other very lovely bloggers, that the milk she has been given is probably not the right one for her, there are a lot more foods than I first thought that she actually can not have and also she probably will not be sick straight after eating the food that is not agreeing with her, it may take some hours to process.

So as of today I am keeping a diary of every single bit of food/drink that goes in her mouth so that when I finally get her appointment through for the dietitian I will be armed with some evidence!

Tomorrow, the first thing I will be doing is ringing the doctor to get her milk changed and then we will be making a trip to the supermarket to buy some Millie friendly food!

Argh, wouldn't life be boring if it was all very easy?! I shall just keep smiling though it no doubt!

Thank you so much to everyone who has already given me some great advice and blog posts to read. Any more advice/experiences would be gratefully received!


8 comments:

  1. It's brilliant that you've noticed the problem so early on, and I really hope you get some answers xx

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    1. Thank you, I hope you can get some too, cant believe how much they are not helping you. xx

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  2. you will get there, if you need me just pm me on FB, will help in any way I can. First thing I will tell you is dont start worrying when they tell you your daughter is "failing to thrive" and not outting on weight. Get her sleeping and happy again and the rest will fall into place.

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    1. Thanks Elaine, I really appreciate it. x

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  3. My daughter was cows milk intolerant. She was put on Pepti Junior. Hope you get it sorted soon x

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    1. Thanks Kelly, Rang Doctors this morning and they told me to ring back tomorrow! Useless!

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    2. It took me almost six months to get my daughter sorted. They didn't believe that there was a problem :(

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    3. Thats awful, you would think with Chilren that they would be quick to help :(

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