May 30, 2009

Mommy's Instinct

I have been having some trouble with feeding Brayden the last 2 weeks. It has been so bad that I can say it has been a nightmare. Listening to my precious boy scream because he is hungry but not able to eat, and not know what to do is AWFUL! I kept calling the nurse advice line at the doctor and they would say "baby's cry honey" or "try ___ formula". After the 3rd formula change and still trouble with bowels and eating I decided to take him in-even though the nurses said it wasn't necessary. I knew in my heart something wasn't right. He has not been a fussy baby or even cry other than when hungry, since I brought him home! Then all of a sudden he couldn't stop!

I felt such relief when our pediatrician complemented me on "following my instincts as a mom." Brayden definitely has something bothering him and we are in the process of trying to figure it out. It could be a milk allergy, it could be reflux. We just don't know yet. He has had his 4th formula change but seems to be taking to it great! The only down side is that it cost 100.00 a week! I can honestly say though...there is no price I wouldn't pay for Brayden to be well.

In the meantime I've had to listen to Brayden scream though bottles and cry when he is put down because it burns him inside to be on his back. It is a mother's nightmare! I want so badly to feel the pain for him, but I can't so I just cry right along with him. Then I call my mom and she is about to cry because she's at work and can't be with me! We have all been a mess. It seems that the last 24 hours have gone great on the new formula though, so I feel an answer to prayers is near. Now if we can just get God to lower the price of Nutramigen!

Thank you to those of you who have called to check on Brayden! He is doing better and we go back to the doctor next week!

1 comment:

Heather and Travis said...

Hi Brooke!

We went through several formulas before finding one that worked for Morgan Kate. We tried Nutra., but it didn't work. I think I have a can left - unopened- that you are welcome to have. I'll be glad to drop it by one day. Just let me know.