"Rotherham nutrition and dietetics"

About: Adult community services / Nutrition and dietetics Children and young people community services / Health visiting Rotherham Hospital / General surgery

(as a relative),

My baby girl was referred there due to blood in her stools whilst in special care.

She was having my expressed breast milk due to feeding issues and having a naso-gastric tube in-situ. She was gaining weight but her stools were mucusy and had blood visible. The dietician recommended i go on a dairy free diet.

This wasn't easy but it meant my daughter gained weight rapidly and the blood in her stools stopped. She had my expressed breast milk til she was 3 1/2 months old and it wasn't easy following a strict dairy free diet and expressing every 3 hours even through the night.

We then tried half formula (neocate) and half breast milk. My daughter hated the Neocate so we asked the dietician to change to a different formula and she then went on Nutramagen which she loves and will take orally. She is now weaning and i have put her on cow and Gate jars.....purely due to all the feeding equipement we have to carry with us (still NG tube fed, needs syringes and testing strips etc) and i can look at the ingredients and know that they don't contain milk.

She loves her solids and i cannot fill her at the minute.

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Response from Grace Oldfield, Patient Involvement Manager, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dear beckspice, thank you for your recent posting on Patients Opinion. We appreciate how difficult it must have been for you to follow a milk free diet and express breast milk so frequently, but we are pleased to hear that your daughter responded to the treatment well.

With best wishes

Grace

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