Need help with ten week old that projectile vomits

Stephanie - posted on 09/23/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My ten week old was born 3 1/2 weeks early! We have switched her formula three times now and she is on a acid reflux med! They have done the test for pyloric stenosis and was negitive! She still projectile vomits still seems to be in pain and now has started choking! She has only gained 3lbs since she was born! Diapers are normal for urine and bowels!! What else could be wrong?? Anyone ever had this problem? Dr is even stumped at this now!!

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Julie - posted on 10/11/2012

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All of my kids were born early. My oldest was 2 1/2 weeks early afte a month and a half on bed rest. My middle kid was born what we thought was 3 weeks early, but was actually 4 weeks early and spent a week in the NICU. My youngest was born 5 weeks early and also spent a week in the NICU. My oldest had no eating issues, my middle kid could only tolerate one formula and my youngest fluctuated from having reflux through the first 6 months, I'd say, (took awhile to find the formula that she tolerated best, though she still had some reflux now and then) to constipation as she got older if she didn't get enough juice during the day. She's 2 now and doing much better.



My guess is that this is a food sensitivity issue if not an allergy. What formulas have you tried? My daughter did well on Gentlease. Neither her nor my middle child could tolerate Similac prodcuts of any sort. Here is the link to the Enfamil site so you can browse their products: http://www.enfamil.com/app/iwp/enf10/con... It may be worth seeing about an allergist or even a gastro specialist, even though she is young, especially if the reactions are that severe.



I wish you the best of luck. I know how hard it is to see your child sick without a known cause. You are in my thoughts.

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Julie - posted on 10/12/2012

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That last post was from me...Not sure why it just says "User". Maybe because it tried to log me in with Facebook. LOL I have CoM connected to my page, not my personal account (I share that with my hubby). Anyway, I just thought I'd clarify. :)

User - posted on 10/12/2012

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I would recommend a food journal for her. See what foods help and what foods make things worse, and be as detailed as possible (what she ate, what the reaction was and how long after eating, if she got sick, if she got a rash, etc.). I did something similar with my middle child, and (through that process) I discovered that, the less soy in the formula, the better, and pointed that out to my doctor. He told me to stick with what I'd found, and made note of my research for future use with other patients.



At any rate, it's entirely possible she cannot handle soy or dairy, at least at this time (my son has basically outgrown his soy issues, though we avoid it in general as a family since it seems to bother us all to a certain degree). An allergist sounds like a good idea, but at the very least the food diary. They can do testing at her age, but they don't like to because of the potential to "outgrow" some allergies (and the pokies are no fun for them), and they may recommend the food diary first, so being one step ahead in that respect is always a bonus.



Best of luck to you! I know your frustration, believe me I do. Just remember to breathe and take it one day at a time. I know you're doing the best you can with what you have available to you. :)

Stephanie - posted on 10/12/2012

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She has been on gerber gental and soy now she is on nutramagen!! I started baby food and cereal and she does better on those then the formula!! Dr finally said to do a cereal bottle and that works a little bt to have it thick enough it stays down longer cant do it in a bottle

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