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03-26-2008, 03:22 PM
I need some help for my daughter's son. He's 5 months old. he's had problems since birth. My daughter had Strep B. and had to have alot of penicillan to combat this before Jackson was born. He throws up alot! She tried to breastfeed but after 2 weeks gave up as he was starving. She's tried every formula out there with no help from doctors. I sent her to health food store , they gave her acidophilis? it helps alittle. but he still cries alot and has upset tummy. Last week I made him some juice in my juicer. He hardly spit up anything. but my daughter is worried he isn't getting enough of want she thinks he needs. What about any grains, oatmeal , quinoa , flax etc. does he still need the formula. I'm not sure about raw goats milk? Any help would be appreciated. Struggling to help her and the baby. Thanks Suzy:D
03-26-2008, 03:31 PM
Suzy - My daughter had colic something fierce when she was an infant and couldn't keep any type of milk down until I began supplementing her with 4 oz. bottle of camomille tea in between each bottle of formula. It helped quiet her tummy. I also would thicken her formula with a small amount of baby cereal and this seemed to help her keep it down. She was younger than 5 mos. when all of this was going on. I hope this helps!!
03-26-2008, 03:53 PM
Great ideas above...also see the "adopted baby" thread below for my formula recipe that saved my first baby...you really want to be careful at 5 months what foods you expose your baby too to avoid allergies...juices are good, especially with carrot. My great-grandfather was a doctor and he had one of his patients give her baby carrot juice but that was an older baby eating foods. What about yogurts or kefir if you can't obtain raw milk? We are mammals after all and that's still a young baby...
03-26-2008, 05:16 PM
Thank you both so much I appreciate your help . I will pass this on to my daughter. I think her biggest concern was that he gets all the right nourishment for proper growth of mind & body. and not cause any allergies. Thanks again. Suzy;)
04-04-2008, 11:09 AM
Hi it's been a month or so but my grandson is still having problems. Throwsup alot. Always has upset tummy. She went to a naturopath and got a tincture. It hasn't seemed to help. She is still giving him formula. and is afraid to stop. Doctors say he needs all the nutrients that's in it. So she's confused. I've given him juice from my juicer made (spinach, carrot, apple) he still threw up a little , but seemed less congested to me. I told her to try Raw Goats milk. mixed with fresh juice and distilled water. She;s hesitant. Doesn't want to take the chance of making him have allergies. We are so brainwashed from the doctors & media. Today she asked me where I get all my information, so I'm going to get her to join this website. Hopefully she will listen to all you wonderful people. Thanks Suzy
04-05-2008, 08:16 PM
I am so sorry to hear about the problems your daughter is having. That is just awful!
Is your grandson able to eat aby solid foods? He is almost 6 months old now right? He should be able to have some ripe bananas and avocadoes. Maybe he could keep those down? You could also try spoon feeding him green smoothies.
I am so happy to hear that you are giving him juices. I have a Champion juicer and I have fed my babies the "mush" that is left in the strainer when I strain my juice. This is not the pulp that comes out of the machine.
Our oldest son stopped nursing at about 6 months of age because had gotten pregnant wth son #2 and I assume my milk changed. Anyway he didn't want to nurse anymore. This was years ago (he is 7 1/2 now) and I knew nothing about raw then. I was determined not to give him formula though as I thought it was nasty stuff so I just gave him regular milk even though our doctor said he should have formula. Now, I am NOT recomended giving him cows mlk. I would not do that now, but then I didn't know all the bad stuff I know now about milk. My point is, our son thrived despite the fact that he wasn't getting any formula.
I would definately try the bananas, avocadoes, and green smoothies. I also have heard a lot of great things about coconuts and coconut milk and water for babies. Also I have heard great things about raw goats milk.
Good luck and please keep us posted.
04-05-2008, 10:12 PM
Try making your own soymilk or pureeing fruits, but don't mix them just serve mono 1 variety per week so that you can watch for allergies. Feed the milk and/or purees from a metal babay spoon, skip the silicon and rubber coated stuff. Or just sop the food up with a cheesecloth or 100% cotton bar towel and let him suck from there.
Not only is the formula an issue but he may be having problems with contaminants in the nipple of his bottle.
HAve you tried making hi apple sauce? If he likes that then maybe you can enrich it with a cereal that you make, like ground oats, just don't use that processed rice and wheat stuff.
04-05-2008, 10:31 PM
Maybe your daughter should ask the docs about GERD. I know so many mothers that have had babies with reflux problems that they grew out of.
Here is a bit from site http://gerd.emedtv.com/infant-gerd/gerd-in-babies.html
An Overview of GERD in Babies
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in babies is quite common. Reflux occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) during or after a meal.
Most babies with GERD are happy and healthy, even though they may spit up or vomit. Although most infants outgrow GERD within 1 or 2 years, some require treatment. Usually, feeding and sleeping modifications can improve symptoms.
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