I nearly died when I read that you'd been the see Michele at the Hills Parenting Centre. I went there with Gaby when she was 8wks old & it was Michele who actually recommended we go on to an AR formula. I've actually just been to a toddler taming course run by Michele in early November. She made me feel sane about the chaos that a toddler & a reflux baby can bring to your life.
I actually live in Sydney's south & if you're ever interested, I'd be happy to meet you. My email address is [email protected]
I've already returned to work 2 days a week & I'll be going back Mon-Wed next year. I'm an AP in primary school & I don't want to lose the position I worked so hard for just because I have my darling daughters. I actually think it makes me a better mother as I need the outlet & missing them throughout the day makes the evenings even better.
Gaby is continuing to pack on the weight. I thoroughly understand your misery when people disbelieve you about Emma's condition just because she's a rotund little person. We're back to our paed in Miranda next week & I'm sure he'll be happy with her progress. He told us not to worry about her weight until she hits 2yrs. Apparently if a child is overweight at 2, it only then becomes a concern. I'm not sure whether Gab's ready to give up the Zantac yet as we mostly give it to her twice a day as she getting it every second feed & is only feeding 4 times most days now. I've noticed she's not herself since we've dropped to 2 meds. & she's starting to vomit more & is struggling with her bottles again which tells me she's still uncomfortable feeding. I also tried her on normal formula again after the disasterous attempt at soya & it was just terrible. I'm positive the AR is all we can use for her. I buy it cheapest at Pharmacy Direct in Silverwater, it's just so annoying that special formulas cost so much more than the normal ones. We used Heinz for Camryn (28mths) & never paid more that $9.50 a tin. It's rediculous that we pay $15.95 for the AR formula just because they've put thickener through it.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you but we're still in the grips of our extension dilemma & our neat little 10wk job is now ploughing on through its 17wk with no end in sight. I'm just desperate to get my Xmas tree up for the girls' sakes. It's not right denying them the pleasure of it when we celebrate Xmas.
Look after yourself,
Hope to hear from you soon,