We Figured It Out!Posted: June 30, 2012
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:7
Turns out…it wasn’t a milk protein allergy at all…it was a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance due to over-supply which actually causes the milk sugars to ferment in his belly 😦 and caused the big gas bubble and builds and builds and builds and eventually caused the GERD-like symptoms, etc. (You can Google those terms if you want to know more or click on the link to read one of the articles I found in my quest…but I won’t bore you with all the details)
The pumping they had me do in the hospital actually caused me to continue to over produce…making it worse…but I am not dwellin’ on the coulda shoulda…I feel soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo relieved and happy and grateful that whatever the way…we got an answer!
I know I could have made this all go away by loadin’ him up with Prevacid and fillin’ him up with Nutramagin formula….but I would have never actually known what was going on with my baby. And what can I say…I’m persistent and honestly…I desperately wanted to continue nursing my last child.
I was relentless in my search and was lead to the answer. The symptoms matched Caleb and I to the T. I decided to take the cold plunge, trust my Mommy instincts and the peace that God gave me and was ready to go for it…against the doctors! Against my husband…yet I knew I couldn’t do anything hard without his support. That was so hard. Such a tough place to be when you both want what is best but that looks completely different. Thanks to a perfectly timed email from a friend…I was reminded that God would guide me through Mike’s leadership. So, I sat down with all my notes and tearfully pleaded my case to ignore the doctors. There is just something about a Mommy that no credentials or degree, no residency, no text book, no experience can trump. He reluctantly agreed and I took it and ran with it 🙂 I hired a lactation consultant to help me formulate a plan and although the week hasn’t been easy…we see light at the end of the tunnel and I will wean him off the Prevacid next week.
OHHHHHH and this cleared up the lingering jaundice that the docs couldn’t seem to explain too…YAY!!!!
And he will have his liver enzymes re-checked in about 10 days…I’ll betchya now that they will be within normal range…justa hunch 🙂
I have to give a special shout-out to my sister who supported my relentlessness-who understood my heart and gave me so much encouragement!!
Oh and I am celebrating with Dion’s…
and a latte…
and a big THANK YOU GOD!