Wednesday, 18 November 2015

6 week milk update - CMPA

Looking back through the archives today I stumbled across my first ever blog post that I did 6 weeks ago on Luke's new milk. Things have changed so much in that time so I thought I'd do an update post on how Luke is getting on. Hopefully it'll give any fellow mummies out there a little bit of hope in a potentially dark and difficult time. 

After exactly 6 weeks exclusively on the amino acid formula, Luke's reflux has almost completely disappeared. We have gone from violent projectile vomiting every hour to a little bit of sick once or twice a day (usually after meals and as a result of bouncing or rolling around on the floor like a lunatic baby!) 
I think this is the biggest difference we have noticed on the new milk and I am so thankful - I was beginning to think I'd never catch up on washing!

The other major difference we have noticed is Luke's skin. Since he was 5 weeks old he has had terrible eczema which got no better despite the various lotions and potions we plastered on him. 
Although his skin isn't quite 100% (we still get bad face flare ups when he's teething) it is so much better and with the help of Aveeno moisturiser we are able to keep the worst at bay. 

Another big change I have noticed is Luke's weight gain. He has always been a clothing size below what he should be, however now at the grand age of 7 months old he is in the 6-9 month clothing that he should be! This is a major breakthrough for us as he was still in 0-3 month clothing at 5 months old! We have a health visitor appointment next week so I'm super excited to see what my chunky monkey weighs now! 

Smiles and giggles now just get more and more every day and Luke is turning into such a happy little boy, that the nightmare first months of motherhood that almost broke me are slowly becoming nothing more than a distant memory. 

If any of you out there have a little one who is suffering with CMPA keep going, it does get better and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 




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6 comments:

  1. Oh that is fab. He looks so healthy and happy. It must have been such a nightmare with projectile vomiting and him not being the size perhaps he could be! So stressful on top of new Mum worries!! This really is inspiring for any Mums in the same boat. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon xx

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    1. Thanks - he is such a happy baby! It wasn't the easiest start but we're getting there now! xx

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  2. Gosh how difficult it must have been for you in the early days - our little one had silent reflux but he grew out of it reasonably quickly and so we never had to change formula or anything. Thank goodness there is something out there to help with this - I felt so desperate in the very early days that it's good for other mums feeling like that, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! #bestandworst

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    1. Silent reflux is awful - I'm glad your little one grew out of it quickly! xx

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  3. Hi, lovely to have you with us at #coolmumclub. Sounds like Luke (who is gorgeous btw) is getting on fab with his new milk. I really struggled with our youngest and formula...but thankfully we are past that stage now. She's 12.5 months and in 3-6 clothes! Dinkster! x MMT

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    1. Aww bless her, what a dainty little princess! I have to say I am looking forward to getting past the formula stage! xx

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