Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't believe everything you read!

You know how every baby book out there tells you not to believe that old myth about putting rice cereal in your baby's bottle to help them sleep through the night? Choking risk. And for God's sake, don't make the hole of the nipple bigger to fit the rice cereal through!
Well, our fancy GI doc prescribed 1 teaspoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula to help keep James from reluxing (it totally works, he hasn't spit up since). It also adds a ton of calories. Then he said to just go ahead and cut the nipple whole bigger if we needed to. lol It made us laugh. HOWEVER, that old thing about making babies sleep through the night...ERRONEOUS, ERRONEOUS!! He gets it with every bottle, and we ain't sleepin through the night. So don't go putting it in your baby's bottle unless your dr tells you to (that's my disclaimer).

Still waiting to hear the results of the endoscopy. Hopefully by early next week. We did finally get marshmallow flavored Zantac, which enables us to give it to James without feeling like we're torturing him. It was so awful with the strawberry. He would cry and cry, make awful faces, and totally never swallowed. It was like trying to give a horse wormer...if you've ever had that experience. Poor kid is never going to want a strawberry cake with his Uncle Carl!

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