My name is Malina. My boyfriend and I have a 6 month old baby boy together named Carter, who was born on September 9th, 2013 at six pounds, 12 ounces. That day was the start of an emotional journey for us. Carter was diagnosed with reflux when he was a little over a month old and was having a very hard time gaining weight with breastfeeding because of it. Because of this, we supplemented with several different formulas including Elecare. I completely changed my diet and eliminated dairy, soy and a few other "main allergy" products. It was hard to change my diet, but breast feeding my son meant more to me than a good meal any day. At Carter’s three month appointment, the nurse started freaking out over his weight. Being a first time mother, I had no idea that his weight was even an issue as our pediatrician never seemed to be worried about it. At three months old, he weighed a little over 8 pounds.
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