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oh wow, that must be really hard for you to be going through.. I have no advice - sorry perhaps talk to your ped or someone and see if they can suggest anything? Is there a different formula you could try?
Poor Teddy! We started on Nutramigen formula which is similar (no milk or soy). It also didn't smell too pleasant so I imagine it didn't taste good either. But maybe he would tolerate a different brand if you could try that. Similac makes one too - Alimentum, I believe.
Was he already taking a bottle? Could it be just an issue with bottle feeding in general that maybe a different type of bottle or nipple would help? I know some babies can be picky as far as what kind of bottle they will use.
I don't know if this is terrible advice or not, but maybe you could gradually mix some of the formula with BM in the bottle. I know when switching to different types of formula sometimes they suggest starting with 25% of the new kind and 75% of what they're used to (in his case breastmilk) then slowly going up to 50/50 and then 75/25 so that they gradually get used to it. The problems with the breastmilk would still be there for a little while but hopefully he would get used to just drinking the formula over time.
Michele - wife to Jason and mommy to Vincent (3.5) and baby Maggie (due 4/18/14)
Last edited by MaggieLizer; March 19th, 2011 at 11:12 AM.
Awww, I'm sorry your son is having such a bad reaction! I recently switched my daughter from breastmilk to formula, but she was already used to a bottles. I switched her to regular milk-based formula, but I still had issues. She didn't want it at all, would take a sip and spit it out. Finally my friend was baby-sitting her and was able to get her to take a bottle. I'm not sure why she took it from her and not from me except maybe since she was a different person she didn't expect the same thing she usually drank? After that, I have been able to feed her, although she was only drinking a little bit for awhile.
So maybe have someone else try to feed him when you aren't around?