Hello, and welcome to the UK Postpartum group! This group began as a user-created group and is now hosted by Alt12 Apps. It is designed for support and friendship for all UK new mothers and is a shared group between Kidfolio and BabyBump.
I had to post a message on here as after talking to a few different mummies it seems that there a quite a few babies being diagnosed with reflux when really the problem is a lactose intolerance.
The real problem is that the medicine that is given to our poor lo's for reflux is renitidine but this is NOT suitable for anybody with a lactose intolerance, and therefore makes symptoms WORSE NOT BETTER!!
I know it's not going to be the case for all babies but if your lo has been disgnosed with reflux but you have seen no improvement after taking renitidine then please ask for a lactose intolerance test, it is a simple stool sample!
The ingredient that is not suitable for lactose intolerance is SORBITOL E420. It is also in calpol but not in nurofen.
I am by no means a doctor or medically trained (although I blooming feel like one after all this lol!) but i just wanted to share this as I have a different baby now!
Sorry for long post! x
Not with her? I feel a little un easy about it and not sure I want to Introduce it and I feel bad in a way thinking it. But I feel im restricted if I need to leave her I worry she will get hungry and I have to rush back. It's my birthday in a few weeks and I'm going out for the day with my sisters so I will be leaving my lo for almost the day. So I'm going to need to pump at least 5 feeds worth to be on the safe side And I'm worried I can't achieve that. I don't know why to do??? Sorry for long message but I feel stuck. Any advise welcome.
Are there ladies with the same problem out there? Be nice to know I'm not the only one struggling. ;)