Monday, August 16, 2010

My Worries

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 5:03 PM
So it's been 2 weeks tomorrow that I've been on Zoloft. I'm still not quite sure what to think about it. Some days I think it helps and other days, like yesterday, I think it does nothing at all and I question if I even took my pill the night before.

The first few days I debated to stop taking it because a couple nights in a row I would lay in bed and I would start to have an out of body experience or something. It literally felt like I was floating above my own self. Another night, John & I were cuddling in bed and he had his hand over mine and all of a sudden I felt like my hand was so tiny, like an ants, and he was just smothering me or something.

It was weird.

On top of dealing with my own PPD issues, Kendall has been having some horrible reflux. Her ped suggested we try some rice cereal in her milk but at 2 weeks old? C'mon. Then last week she said, it sounds like Kendall is lactose intolerant and to put her on Soy formula. John & I both expressed how we really want her to have my milk and formula wasn't something we wanted to do, and she simply responded by saying, it's the baby's choice, not ours! lol.
She gave us a sample of Similac Isomil Advanced Soy Formula. It took me a couple days but I finally gave in and gave it to her. Of course the reflux didn't stop and now dealing with his problem for 3 1/2 week both John & I had had enough. We just want our baby girl to feel better and not hurt and cry all the time.

After talking to all you Twitter moms and doing my own online research I become extremely angry with the pediatrician and have since switched to a new Dr. for Kendall.

I've put her back on breast milk but now for 2 days I've been dairy and caffeine free. My milk production has definitely taken a hit from me not pumping for those 2 days she was on formula but its slowly starting to climb back up. I went from 12+oz a side to about 2-3oz. So it's definitely depressing to say the least but I know my body can produce the much needed milk for Kendall.

So now what to do with the approx. 235oz of milk I have stocked up in the freezer?
Well I found a local place called Get PUMPed! I already put in my application so hopefully I get approved soon and I can help a much needed mom & baby out in the Orlando area!
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6 commented:

Letherton on August 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM said...

my son is almost 2 and had awful reflux till he was 2. He didnt gain weight at all for 4 months and was very very ill. Send me an e-mail and I can give you what worked for us.

ethertonphotography@gmail.com

April G on August 16, 2010 at 6:20 PM said...

I'm sorry you are having difficult times with the medicine and with Kendall. I hope all gets better soon! I will keep you all in my prayers. I'm so jealous that you were getting that much milk when pumping - I mostly BF but when I do pump I only get 2-3 ounces - - what is your secret??? Lol So nice of you to donate the milk you have pumped already though! Hang in there - things will get better! You're in my thoughts and prayers! Take care!

April G

Tiffany on August 16, 2010 at 6:23 PM said...

I am suppose to take Zoloft. I don't really think it helps me either. I am thinking about starting it again and staying on it for a month and see how it does me.

Ashley on August 17, 2010 at 1:15 AM said...

My son was found me to allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts and chicken at 4 months old. After 4 weeks of fighting with my diet and the pediatrician I finally got his allergies confirmed, DR threatened me some more, etc etc etc

Long story short. I switched pediatricians, started to BF again (after a week of formula and pumping every 3 hours) and then 3 days after switching back child services comes to my door

The fucking DR called the authorities on me! UGH!

I cant stand DR's and their quick decision to switch to formula and make us mothers feel bad.

Good for you for doing your research! Very proud of you :]

EmmysBoosAndRawrs on August 17, 2010 at 2:09 AM said...

Hey,
I didn't want to say anything from your last post because you had seemed to think it as helping, but I've been on more anti depressants in the past than I can count,and for every one i've ever taken i've been told it takes 3-4 weeks for them to 'build up' in your system. Also, I've always been told that if you miss a pill you won't 'be sad' the next day. They work based on how much is in your system, at any given time and they stay in your system a lot longer than just the 24 hours between pills. So you'll only ever 'get low' on how much is in your system if you miss 2 or 3 in the course of like a week, but even then it won't be like the next day it'll just be a low period for a week or whatever until you get built back up. I'm surprised that this stuff wasn't explained to you. You should google antidepressants in general and zoloft and how they work. But yeah, definitely don't give up on them yet because from what I understand they shouldn't even be working for you yet, lol.

I hope you & the baby both get feeling better!

Tabathia on August 27, 2010 at 8:19 PM said...

My daughter had reflux immediately and the doctor suggested adding cereal to her formula which I was totally against but she wouldn't keep anything down. I added it and it helped alot, she still had reflux and they increased the amount to add to her formula from 1/2 tsp to a 1 tsp. Now this is from around 3 weeks and I continued and the nutritionist I saw for her was against doing this because it gives the baby a false sense of fullness. But I had to make sure she was healthy and I couldn't breastfeed. So at 1 yo checkup she was 25 lbs and has always been a cute butter ball but she was only about 6 lbs when born.

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