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Ivah is Spilling the Tea on his LittleOak Journey

By Sammy Millach @raising.thefuture

Looking back, not once did I imagine that our feeding journey for my son would be so difficult. We didn’t have latch issues. He fed perfectly but what happened after was the problem. After every feed, we were faced with hours of vomiting caused by reflux. It was pretty much feeding, vomiting and then feeding again. It felt like we never got a rest from the constant cleaning. Night-time would make me so nervous because we had up to 10 layers of bassinet sheets on his bed every single night, ready to strip them off one by one as he spilled onto them.

Going out in public seemed so complicated. I would walk through a shop with him and have to clean up 3 vomits. People would want to hold him, and I would have to tell them that he will likely vomit on you. They would say that’s ok, and then I would watch them walk away with vomit on their clothes, knowing that it wasn’t ok. People who knew him and loved him would refuse to hold him until well after he had finished a feed. Swimming classes were embarrassing as it seemed as though we were all just swimming in Ivah vomit. It was an inconvenience to everyone, and I felt so sorry for my poor little boy, who couldn’t keep it down.

One of my most ingrained memories was taking him to a baby sensory class. He consistently spilled during the lesson, and I had to always have a towel underneath him. No other baby in the room was like this. It really impacted our enjoyment of the lesson because he couldn’t lay on all the sensory mats like the others. This was when I realised, I had to do something.

Ivah suffered from reflux from birth, and even now, at 11 months old, he still struggles to keep milk down. I was genuinely struggling with the relentless spilling and booked ourselves in to see a nutritionist. We spoke about Ivah’s reflux and how the constant vomiting after every feed was a challenge. She recommended trying LittleOak milk. She had used it herself and recommended it to clients with similar issues. Weaning him from his old milk to this one was a breeze. We noticed instant changes in many things, including wind, but most importantly, the spill up reduced significantly.

Fast forward a few months and he started in day care, and I was back to working full time. The thought of pumping during the day seemed impossible in my busy job as a teacher. I was so frightened to pump at school with the fear that a student might accidentally see. It was a relief to have an alternative.

It wasn’t until the past 2 months that my husband and I decided that maybe it was time for baby number 2! We had been trying for a while and realised that perhaps it wouldn’t happen until I discontinued breastfeeding. I was so sad to say goodbye to this journey with Ivah completely. I very slowly weaned from the breast, savouring every last feed I got to give him. The mum guilt really got me here. I know I am not alone; many women experience this burdening mum guilt when they stop feeding their little ones. What made it easier was watching him finish his LittleOak milk and not vomit the entire feedback up.

We now have distant memories of 6 outfit changes a day for both Ivah and me, constant clean-ups on the floor, and hand towels in every room to be washed every day. We no longer feel the stress of leaving the house in fear of constant spills or the constant washing stream that felt like it just never ended.

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