Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mission Aborted!

If you read my last post, you know that due to Aven's gastrointestinal issues she was set to eat a special formula, Elecare, which is described as "unflavored medical food" for 2 weeks in order to heal her little digestive tract from food allergies. Well, after a mere 18 hours (about 5 feedings) she had what I would describe as A LOT of blood in her stool. So, back to breast milk she went and within 18 hours was almost back to where she was before the formula: not completely normal, but pretty darn close. The nurse practicioner was perplexed as this usually works. Her explanation was that Aven must be allergic to the corn syrup in the formula. My explanation, which she scoffed at, is that it can't be good for your system to go from eating a completely natural food that is manufactured specifically for you and your needs to a completely chemical based food with absolutely nothing natural in it. Am I crazy? Does that not make sense?

Anyhow, I've been told that Aven will just have to grow out of her allergies, which is just fine with me. The above picture was cathartic for me. I didn't dump it all out because Ian was concerned about me polluting the Earth with unnatural chemicals.
Aven's reaction to going back to breast milk: "No more yucky tasting milk that makes me cry."


  1. Wow! What a crazy couple of weeks. I'm glad to read that she's doing better, some what. What about trying a new doctor for a second oppion?

  2. I totally agree with you on the formula. I hope in time she gets better. She sure is a cute little girl.