Wink/Bug/Mac2.0 ..whatever we are calling him has been having spit up/poopy (or as my cousin Michelle likes to hear me call it, PO-PO) issues for a week now. So last night I tried him on soy formula throughout the night and early this morning. He seems to be doing better with that.
But I don't want to have to use soy formula if I can help it because
a) I nursed Bubby for a year
b) I believe there are health benefits often times to nursing - for example Bubby has yet to have an ear infection and he hasn't had too many illnesses
c)nursing is very easy for the middle of the night feeds wants the baby knows what he is doing
d)formula is expensive
e)soy formula smells bad
The research I've done the last day or so says that most babies really aren't lactose intolerant - as that is something people develop later in childhood or young adulthood typically. However, preemies sometimes do not produce lactase(?) like term babies... it can take awhile to develop.
for the next few days I am cutting out as much dairy from my diet as I can. And I LOVE dairy products and foods that feature dairy as their main ingredient.
But I want to see if cutting it out/greatly reducing it will help the digestive issues of the wee one. And then after some time I can gradually add it back in to see if he can handle it as he gets older.
If this doesn't work, I will be talking to the pediatrician and most likely be switching to soy/bottle feeding. :(
*Side note: Just because I am pro-breastfeeding for me/my babies doesn't mean I think everyone has to do it.