This will probably be all rambled and jumbled but talk through this with me. 30 second back ground is my baby is 12 weeks and cries constantly. We have worked closely with the pedi and done a ton of testing. She is gaining weight well, though slightly slower than the pedi wants to see. She also refuses to eat- latches on and comes off screaming- for 75% of her feeds. Ok, so talk this through with me and see if I am missing something, or if my logic makes sense. Baby had the barium swallow test Friday- barium is a thick, chalky drink and she drank 2oz extremely fast laying flat on her back. From the start of the bottle to the liquid passing all the way through the small intestines was 35 minutes. The pedi (she is getting us an appt with the GI doc soon, before this she was just running the tests here and sending him the results) said it is quicker than average transient time but she doesn't see that being the problem. But if she processes that thick food that fast, doesn't it stand to reason she processes breastmilk even faster since it is so thin? So if food is hitting her stomach and quickly leaving it, wouldn't that make her feel hungry again quickly? Ok (here's my stretch in reasoning) so maybe she feels like "why eat if I never get full, if it does nothing?" Plus won't her stomach be contracting to push the food through, if its pushing food faster doesn't that stand to reason its contracting harder/faster and could be causing her pain? I also wanted to say that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday she was a WONDERFUL baby!!!!!! She was so great and I credit it to drinking that thick chalky stuff. Even Saturday when she was constipated and in pain she was still happy when she wasn't actively trying to potty. So does my reasoning make sense with the food processing?
on Nov. 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM