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So the only way I could get Jocelyn home was to get her to take all her feeds by mouth for 2 days. She wouldn't nurse at all in the nicu so I was pumping and staying to give her all her bottles. When she came home, I just couldn't keep up with pumping and so I switched her to formula. It's been almost 3 weeks at home, switched formula twice, and still having problems with feeding. She has to be burped 2-3 times a feeding and I've had her vomit everything up 3 times now. I feel like this wouldn't be happening if I had stuck it out and kept pumping but it's too late now. I just don't know what to do now. Is there a special bottle I should try? We are using rtf similac sensitive formula. She cries all the time now and is a different baby.
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There is a Similac for spit up, now. You could try that. My preemie was on Similac Neosure for her first 6 months and then we had to put her eventually on soy formula because she couldn't tolerate cow's milk formula. She had projectile vomiting after each feeding. It was terrible.
You may need to try Nutramigen or Alimentum formula. You could get in touch with WIC if you qualify to help with the cost because they are really expensive formulas. I think you just need a doctor's recommendation for those. They have the forms at the WIC clinics.
I hope you find something that works for her soon!
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and Scarlett
Everyone else suggested what I was going to say...but I just wanted to add is there any way it could be reflux? The only reason I ask is my son had awful reflux and even switching him to all the expensive formulas did not help. He was very fussy and unhappy all the time. He would projectile vomit even after being burped excessively. It wasn't until we got him on meds that he got better.
I'm still using Breastflow bottles for breastfed babies because I'm still trying to nurse as much as I can (I'm not getting much, if anything, but I gotta give it my best shot). The bottles allow the baby to control the formula intake like they would control suckling at the breast. We are using Gerber Good Start Gentle formula. Mostly because it happened to be what we got samples of. Anna only spits up a few times a day and it's small amounts. We try to burp her pretty often, though. At least once every ounce. I hope things get better!