Feeding (formula) issues
I don't believe it, I really didn't think we could be this unfortunate twice but it seems we create children with complex digestive systems.
We were using Cow & Gate little ready made bottles in hospital with no problems, switched to the powder when got home and Orla got really constipated. Carried on with powder and cooled boiled water on advice of community midwife and it made no difference. Ended up speaking to delivery ward midwives who said to change to ready made formula which we did and the constipation did get sorted out but she is screaming in pain after every feed and going rigid. Very clear reflux signs when added to the constant sickness that has been going on since birth but we kept being told was just normal.
Went and bought a trial tin of the anti reflux formula that Zoe used to be on and it has sorted out the reflux problems brilliantly after just the first use but after using for 2 day she is constipated again and so screaming when trying to go. So, tonight we are back on ready made formula which i know means I am going to get little sleep tonight.
It has been suggested that she may have a tongue tie as often this can mimic reflux symptoms and there are quite a few of the other indicators that she ticks. I've looked at pics on line and to me it looks as though she could have quite a significant tongue tie. Spoke to the infant feeding co-ordinator at the hospital on Friday evening and she suggested we try different teats (we have it made no difference) over the weekend and if that didn't help to call her back on Monday for her to have a look. I am almost hoping that she does have a tongue tie, we can have it snipped, and it resolves everything rather than going back in to the cycle of reflux medication etc. However equally I am terrified that she does need to get it snipped as it seems such a brutal thing to do because they apparently don't even use anaesthetic.
Sorry for the waffle I just feel like I am in a total befuddle.