Our struggle continues, but we went to see a different doctor. This one really heard us and gave us a plan of action. We’re glad that we kept seeing different ones. She diagnosed Ally with severe acid reflux and a Milk Soy Protein Intolerance or MSPI. This is not very common, it occurs in about 3-4% of infants. Leave it to ours to be extraordinary.
She put Ally on nutramigen, which is a formula that tastes absolutely horrible. Poor little Ally, like her Zantac wasn’t disgusting enough. We can’t wait for her to be on solid foods so she can stop the madness!
Most children grow out of this intolerance enough to have dairy products back in their life, but probably will never be chugging a bottle of straight cow’s milk.
So far, she’s not been screaming during feeding. We can tell she doesn’t care for the taste of the new formula but she drinks it well enough. The doctor says she will get used to the taste and if it is MSPI we will see a drastic feeding difference in a few days.
Ally remains a happy, well developing child and is laughing and making all kinds of fun noises. She’s excited for Grandma Wilson’s visit this week!