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Projectile Spit-up from a One Mnth Old BF-only Baby? Advice Needed for Update

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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Does/did anyone's baby/ies have projectile spit up issues? I'm trying to figure out what's going on- and can only come up with Acid reflux, overactive let-down or just over-eating... I'm thinking it's the second one causing the last one considering I can get about 3 oz off one side in about 6 mins when ...I'm full (not engorged)- but I'm not for sure. He's gagging a lot and having projectile spit-up after every feeding (It hit my mouth earlier- yuck)- It's also predictable (You can tell when it's about to happen and sometimes catch it in a burp rag). I'm feeding less (pumping before I feed him to reduce the amount of let-down) and sitting him up after feedings (I'm trying to sit up most of the time- and staying away from laying down because of it) and nothing's helping-

Any ideas? His pedi is supposed to be making me an appointment with another doctor...

**He's caucasion/native american, second child but first boy-

He's a week and a day old and weighed 10 lbs 3 oz at birth. He was born at 39 weeks 5 days. When I took him to the doctor on Monday he had gained to 10 lbs 4.5 oz- after going down to a lil below 9 lbs 13 oz in the hospital... He just started the vomiting after every meal today- it started once a day on Tuesday-

Update

 I took him to the doctor, and he was diagnosed with GERD and put on axid. A week ago we took him back in because he was gagging at nite, and they put him on Prevacid with the Axid.

Thanks to my dumb-ass, this weekend he has gone without his medications (I spilled half the bottle of Axid and insurance wouldn't cover a refill until today- Monday... with no other money to speak of. The Prevacid I decided to hold off giving him til nite so he MIGHT be able to sleep) BUT he has been the same if not better without any medicine at all.

As mothers, what do you think? Should I keep him on them even though they're really not doing anything, or do I leave him off them? I have an app't later this week, and am trying to figure out if there's really anything else I could do for him- but at this point, I don't know... Any ideas?

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manderjane
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Mine did that a few times.  Just from being a little piggie.

MamaIngram
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:53 AM

it definitely sounds like your baby might be allergic to your milk or has acid reflux. I hope you pedi sends you to a specialist so they can see what they need to do....

pammy32953
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:59 AM

acid reflux for sure

mom22tumblebugs
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Overactive let down.... do you hear your baby gulping trying to swallow fast enough?

Don't pump before the nursing, b/c you are just stimulating your breast to make more milk. If you need to.

Try to feed a minute less, or burp more during the feeding to get the air out.

With my second child, I had OAL and up until she was 11 months old, I could only feed one side for 8 min TOPS b/c that was all that was needed to fill her tummy. This child of yours might just be a very efficient nurser!

Keep your baby more upright to keep the milk down.

 

johns1_4ever
by on Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:07 AM

Bump for More Advice Needed Please...

Holly126
by on Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Check out the Breastfeeding Mom's Group on here! They've got tons of helpful posts and moms who deal with this stuff all the time. 

 Lilypie
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Juliekat23
by on Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:11 AM

My daughter projectile vomited.  They said it was because she was allergic to milk.  She still spit up a lot after switching her, but, no more vomit on the ceiling. (maybe not that bad, but, it was rough that first week)




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SilverStardust
by on Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:18 AM

My daughter almost died of reflux and the meds had horrible side effects on her.  She couldn't stay awake anymore.  So they told me to add rice to her bottles.  I tore the nipple on the bottle open more with a safety pin.  It worked immediately.  The rice absorbed the acid.  I also lifted up one end of her bed and left the other down so the acid would move better.  Oh and when she did eat I kept her upright for 20 minutes minimum to help her get it all down properly. 

When she got older I found I had to avoid anything with apples or pears because they are high in acid.  She did not get these until she was walking and then only minimally till she was two years old. 

I never did medications for more than two weeks and I am so happy I stopped them.  I was much happier with the more natural methods.  You have to be careful that you get rid of the acid because that is actually burning the esophagus and causing permanent damage.

I wish you all the luck in the world.  GERD is manageable.  You just have to find the right treatments for your family.  I used Dr. Sears website a lot in my first few years for this.  www.asksears.com.  Good luck.

johns1_4ever
by on Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:36 AM


Quoting SilverStardust:

My daughter almost died of reflux and the meds had horrible side effects on her.  She couldn't stay awake anymore.  So they told me to add rice to her bottles.  I tore the nipple on the bottle open more with a safety pin.  It worked immediately.  The rice absorbed the acid.  I also lifted up one end of her bed and left the other down so the acid would move better.  Oh and when she did eat I kept her upright for 20 minutes minimum to help her get it all down properly. 

When she got older I found I had to avoid anything with apples or pears because they are high in acid.  She did not get these until she was walking and then only minimally till she was two years old. 

I never did medications for more than two weeks and I am so happy I stopped them.  I was much happier with the more natural methods.  You have to be careful that you get rid of the acid because that is actually burning the esophagus and causing permanent damage.

I wish you all the luck in the world.  GERD is manageable.  You just have to find the right treatments for your family.  I used Dr. Sears website a lot in my first few years for this.  http://www.asksears.com/.  Good luck.

I have heard the rice cereal thing more and more... But I'm not giving him a bottle, and really didn't want to... Is there a way around the bottle? Is there an option other than the bottle to give him the rice cereal?


 

SilverStardust
by on Nov. 23, 2009 at 2:39 AM

Oh of course.  My friend gave rice milk to her baby.  She took some breast milk and mixed it with the rice cereal and gave it to her baby with a medicine spoon.  It helped her so much.  I don't know how you would want to do it.  I wasn't breastfeeding my first child and wished I had.

Oh and by the way - BREASTMILK FIGHTS GERD.  So you are doing that right and that is a big thing.  That is why I kicked myself for not nursing.  I didn't realize the extreme benefits of nursing.  I went on to nurse two other children though. 

Quoting johns1_4ever:

 

 

I have heard the rice cereal thing more and more... But I'm not giving him a bottle, and really didn't want to... Is there a way around the bottle? Is there an option other than the bottle to give him the rice cereal?


 


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