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DD not stomaching formula?

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smornintime Sat 19-Jan-13 09:52:56

DD (6m) is breast fed but on four occasions now we have given her a carton of formula milk. First two times were fine; took a while to get the bottle finished but that's all (bottles not an issue as she has a bottle of ebm most nights so DH can do it).
However, the third and fourth cartons have been sicked back up in their entirety... Third coincided with the onset of chicken pox so we figured that was probably why since she had been fine previously...but fourth time (last night) there doesn't seem to be anything else going on. My poor DM was babysitting and we came home to find her covered in curdy vomit blush DD has slept through and had two breast feeds and seems absolutely fine this morning.
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this sort of thing - she is not generally a sicky baby...any thoughts?

Iggly Sat 19-Jan-13 17:39:42

Intolerant to formula? My ds didn't react well to formula at 6 months - turns out he was intolerant, which he grew out of the worst of at 18-20 months.

smornintime Sat 19-Jan-13 21:13:41

I've never come across it. Like I say we thought last time that it was likely down to the chicken pox but it seems like a bit of a coincidence for it to have happened again.
Thanks for replying...guess I'd better not put the pump away yet...!

Iggly Sun 20-Jan-13 07:19:35

The other option is that she drank too much. Try a newborn flow teat and a small amount. BM is easier to digest so maybe that's a possibility too.

smornintime Sun 20-Jan-13 12:28:45

Hi Iggly. Hadn't thought of that. She has a fast flow teat usually, which has always been fine with the ebm. She only made it through half the bottle of formula though. I suppose she could have over faced herself at the beginning but I am leaning more towards your intolerance suggestion atm.

Iggly Sun 20-Jan-13 13:00:01

It's worth trying just a small amount again just to be sure.

My ds (and dd) couldn't stomach formula or any cows milk based stuff - so no cheese, yoghurt or milk. Ds thankfully grew out of it from 18 months (could have yoghurt) and now at 3 is ok. Dd is 1 and still cannot has any.

jaggythistle Tue 22-Jan-13 10:15:01

Also she might never want to finish a bottle so it doesn't matter if she only gets half way. Just let her drink what she wants like she does when she bf. smile

smornintime Tue 22-Jan-13 22:30:17

smile she is normally a guzzler - can happily down 8 or 9 oz ebm!

FirstTimeForEverything Tue 22-Jan-13 22:32:39

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smornintime Wed 23-Jan-13 10:33:52

Ready made in cartons. We just had them in for emergencies / babysitting but I am apprehensive about moving her on to powdered follow on now.

FirstTimeForEverything Wed 23-Jan-13 11:21:07

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FirstTimeForEverything Wed 23-Jan-13 11:22:54

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McBaby Wed 23-Jan-13 11:56:15

Having similar issues with 5month old. 1oz of formula leads to projectile vomiting 2-3 hours later wary about trying a different formula but how do you know if its dairy allergy?

smornintime Wed 23-Jan-13 12:12:50

I don't think ours is a dairy problem as I drink quite a lot of milk some days and it doesn't seem to affect DD.
DS never batted an eyelid and took Aptamil cartons or powder. So far DD has regurgitated cartons from Aptamil and Cow and Gate.
I guess it is worth trying the powder, I am just loathe to spend the money if she voms it all back up <stingy>

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