Hi, Im new here. I am hoping you can help! I hope this isnt too long, Im providing a background history
My baby is 2.5 months old, and he has since birth received a combination of BM and formula. As of late he has been diagnosed with Reflux and is on Zantac and a special formula with rice added.
Prior to this we were BF as well as pumping and mixing with the formula. As the reflux worsened (before diagnosis) He was not nursing well, and would spit up most of what he ingested. After the Ped. advised we add cereal to the formula, I kept pumping, but held off on the BF.
I am going back to work very soon, and although Im in the process of weaning, we would like to BF/Pump at least 2x a day for as long as I can.
Now my problem:
Generally whats pumped today is consumed tomorrow. For a few days I was only pumping, but not giving it to the baby. (with the reflux issue) but since getting the goahead from the Ped to also add rice to the BM We went back to mixing BM with the formula today.
After fixing a fresh bottle my son would eat about 1/2 and then start to refuse the bottle. I thought he was full until i tasted it, it was very very sour.
I thought that particular bottle had BM that maybe was sour, so i discarded that days pump for a newer pump (all of them are from the last 3 or so) I tasted the BM and it was fine. After repeating the above processes (mixing with formula, and heating) the result was the same. Initially it was ok when warmed (i tasted it) but as the bottle started to cool, it soured.
Why would this happen? And is there something I can do? Although I would like to BF, if the reflux is preventing this, I would at least like to be able to mix so he can get some BM and its benefits... But the souring is making him refuse it..