It’s been about a week and I’ve backed off the homemade formula for a while. Henry had been throwing up alot and we didn’t know why. He was throwing up such thick phlegm than he was choking on it and couldn’t get it coughed out. This, combined with the bloating and constipation made us think that he isn’t able to digest part of the formula. We went back to commercial formula and expressed breastmilk until his vomiting is under control.
We visited Dr. Anita Bratt, a Naturopathic Doctor about 2 weeks ago – to see if she could add into more information into Henry’s condition. We originally thought we wanted allergy testing, but were also open to her suggestions. She agreed with the allergy testing as the first step, perhaps followed by a stool analysis. She agreed that it certainly seems like he’s not digesting part of the formula, so if we can identify what it is, perhaps we can eliminate / replace it – and he’ll tolerate it better. She also finds it strange that sometimes he doesn’t throw up at all, and other times multiple times a day. Some allergies occur with combinations of foods, so perhaps this is part of it. Or… perhaps it’s something we have no idea about! (Too many “what ifs…!”). We go back in a few weeks to get the test results.