7 week old baby boy very fussy!

Jessica - posted on 04/27/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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ok my little boy is 7 weeks old i have been to his doctor at least once a week since i brought him home and even stayed at the hospital for a few nights due to his"reflux" or at least thats what they are calling it! when he was born he weighed 6lbs8oz he now weighs9lbs11oz he does not spit up but he vomits horribly and its not at every feeding sometimes he wont eat for hours and still vomits and its to the point where he has quit breathin 3 or 4 times his dr has put him on zantac and another medicine for this"reflux" but she doesnt understand how he is gaining so much weight if thats what it is he also cries constantly like he is in horrible pain he is either constipated or has diahrea we have tried him on the allimentum but it just got worse i am soo confused on what it could be any answers??

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Ev - posted on 08/14/2016

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There is usually only one way a baby has baby shaken syndrome.

Addition:

"Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is preventable. It is a severe form of physical child abuse resulting from violent shaking of an infant by the shoulders, arms, or legs. SBS may result from both shaking alone or from shaking with impact. The number one reason a child is shaken is because a parent or caregiver becomes so frustrated with a baby’s crying that they lose control and just shake them"

http://americanspcc.org/never-shake-a-ba...

"Shaken baby syndrome symptoms and signs include:
Extreme irritability
Difficulty staying awake
Breathing problems
Poor eating
Tremors
Vomiting
Pale or bluish skin
Seizures
Paralysis
Coma"

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condi...

Kelly - posted on 08/14/2016

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For all tummy troubles including reflux and gas pain as well as for constipation, the only remedy which worked for our baby was Babies magic tea.

Cecilia - posted on 04/30/2013

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I did not know baby shaken syndrome would cause puking. Thanks for informing me of it.

Marisa - posted on 04/28/2013

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You're right, I thought this started happening at 7 weeks old with her child. My son was not able to hold any of his food down because of the pressure that was built up in his brain from the blood. Throwing up, sleeping more often than normal,, not eating as often, crying as if he/she is in pain, and eventually, head enlargement, are all signs of shaken baby syndrome.

Cecilia - posted on 04/28/2013

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How in the world would a newborn has baby shaken syndrome when it's 1-2 days old ??? She said it's been since she brought him home. If that's the case the hospital has a huge issue. How does baby shaken syndrome cause puking?

Marisa - posted on 04/28/2013

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I do not want to scare you, but I went through the same exact thing with my son. Doctors told me he had reflux/gas/constipation, but it ended up being shaken baby syndrome. I suggest you have the doctors do a CT scan of your baby's brain just to make sure!

Cecilia - posted on 04/28/2013

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Is he burping well for you? Have you tried a milk free formula?

I'm not suggesting he doesn't have acid reflux i'm simply saying it might be more than one issue going on here.

I have a baby with acid reflux and i'll let you know what we do with her. First she can not lay flat for very long without crying, so when she was really little she slept in her car seat. After that we propped up the head of her crib by putting books under the feet ( do not try to prop just the mattress up that is dangerous). She is almost 8 months old now and she sleeps with a pillow under her sheet. I know some people will bash me for it, they don't live with a baby in pain. They do sell pillows made just for this problem but they run $200.

When she eats she has to sit pretty much strait up in a sitting position. Then keep her there for about an hour.I know this is hard when babies want to eat then sleep but you'll just hold them up right while they sleep. Also we were told to thicken her milk with cereal. It did help some with the puking issue. Feed less with shorter times in between. Even now at 8 months she eats 4 oz every 2-3 hours.

She also spit up every time i tried to burp her. So my solution was to try to avoid needing to burp her. Do no shake the bottle, (that adds bubbles) instead stir it with a spoon). I used platex bottles (I heard there are better ones out there though) I also bought gas drops for her. Instead of hitting her back to burp her i would simply sling her slightly over my shoulder. Allowing my shoulder bone to put pressure on her tummy.

She actually got a little worse on allimentum also, so I gave her soy.. that solved about 1/3 of the crying. My doctor looked baffled by that discovery but he accepted it.

As far as the weight gain, be grateful that he is keeping food in his belly and able to thrive on it. Don't worry it does get better once they learn to sit up. They are much better at keeping the food down and it doesn't hurt as much. If you had heartburn when you were pregnant you know that feeling when you lay down is 10 x's worse than when you were sitting. I was told by 18 months it should stop.

Hope this helps some.

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