My boys Ped office has a "Health Advisor" that you can talk to for any questions that don't necessarily need a doctor for.
Well Lucas is hungry 24/7 He will nurse for 30 mins on each side and then be hungry again in 20 minutes. Then today only he will throw up everything he just ate and scream again to eat. I can't keep up with the milk demand to feed that often. I don't want to feed him that often either because he is vomiting it back up and I know its a waist of milk because he is not really hungry but has an upset tummy and wants to sooth suck. I have been trying to give him the binky but he is very animate about that NOT being what he wants.
So I called the Health advisor to see if there was something I could do. He is acting like my 5 year old did when he had GERD so I thought maybe Pump and add a little rice cereal to the expressed milk like we had to do with DS1. When I even suggested it to her she went crazy! She suggested formula I said "I DO NOT WANT TO GIVE HIM FORMULA! HE DOESN'T NEED IT! HE IS VOMITING BECAUSE HIS TUMMY IS UPSET AND TOO SMALL FOR WHAT HE IS DRINKING!!! WHY ON G*D'S GREEN EARTH WOULD I GIVE HIM MORE TO DRINK WHEN I HAVE AMPLE MILK????"
Then she tells me to calm down and she suggests I not eat any foods at all until he settles?????? I have to provide milk, I can't go on a hunger strike! I can understand cutting "problem foods" such as dairy, spicy, caffeine etc but not STOP EATING!!!
Let me back up a second. There are 2 offices. The one we go to the Health Advisor was out sick so they transferred me to the other office's health advisor. Thank goodness she is not our regular but I feel something needs to be said for the advise she is giving the parents at the other office!
Am I being unreasonable? Did I over react? Don't get me wrong I think formula is a wonderful thing for those who NEED IT but its absurd to give it to my child if we don't need it. And for the reasons stated above feeding him more is a never ending cycle of feed and spew!
Do you ladies have any GOOD advise on what we should do? Is there something I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance. You ladies are awsome!!!