Shelly - posted on 03/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have a 5 month old baby girl who over the past 4 days will vomit any amout of formula I give her with in about 20min, and she seems uncomfortable shortly after eating it. I have tried goodstart comfort plus with so-so results, and today I tried Similac Sensitive RS formula with she threw up in less than 5 minutes after having 3oz. The kicker is she has gulped down 4oz of pedialyte like a little thirsty horse & so far, so good. I have always had some what of a problem getting enough formula in her, she normally only eats 4oz every 6rs, and if you try to feed her more or sooner she will vomit.
She is not dehydrated yet, because I am getting at least a tablespoon of formula in her every hour or so, this has been a battle. Her mouth is still moist, and now because of the pedialyte she is peeing enough.
She has no fever, she is cheerful even after vomiting, and she has no diarrhea, but she is getting her two bottom teeth in at once. I am even keeping her full upright for over two hours after feeding her & wearing her upright in an ergo baby carrier & it doesn't make a difference.
I am reluctant to give the baby soy formula, because her older sister was horribly allergic to soy & soy formula caused her to vomit till she was limp for over 8hours. I don't want to go from bad to worse.
I have brought her to the dr 3 times for this where they just smile at me & look at me like I'm a stupid mother & they tell me "we'll keep an eye on her." The baby is above the 100% for growth & height, so it is really hard to get them to take me seriously when I tell them a 18lb 5 month old wearing 12 month clothes is having a feeding problem.
Any one have problems with thier baby like this? My husband is swearing she must have pyloric stenosis, but if that was the case she wouldn't be able to keep down the pedialyte.
Sorry to be so long with this, any advice or input would be helpful.