IMissMiniPop I commented on our other thread, but I promise you, if I could show you DS's normal range of pooey nappies and sickyness, you wouldn't be worried
Some babies are just sicky anyway, and prem babies are more prone to it because their systems are more immature. DS wasn't really sick when on SCBU except if he had formula, as his tum struggled to digest it. However now (11 weeks, 3 weeks corrected) he could vomit for Britain! I mentioned it to the Neonatal consultant at his term check up, but he said it is no real cause for concern, just annoying in terms of mess and clothes changes required. But seek advice from SCBU if you are worried.
Sounds perfectly normal to me too- very similar to periwinkle- sometimes poos daily but more often than not a few days apart... And Then does a few, especially if she's had any formula- seems to gurgle and struggle (ie get more upset with) with poos abit more. If she's not had a poo for a few days she is more sick too.
Hope you're feeling reassured- you're doing great - its quite a transition coming home from hospital with them and it takes a while to settle down. Isn't MN great for being able to speak to others in the same boat
Thamks tea & sarita for our prem support group... taken another temp and it's back up to 36.8 after our mammoth cuddle session on the sofa no more poo, no more big voms (yet) and seemed to settle ok after 7:30 feed, even managed boobie for 5 mins
think it might just be digestive system getting used to NP2? who knows!!
I agree with you - periwinkle chucked back most of the NP2 the first few times she had it!!! Im sure its a bit harder for them to digest.
And although she was quite settled on the unit, lying on her back, within a week of being home, it was hard to settle her on her back - v windy and upset, and had to resort to her going on her tummy to sleep- which is how it's stayed! We felt it was worth the unproven risk of cot death to get her and us to have some settled sleep!
Periwinkle is still v slow to gain weight... She's growing in length and head circumference, but exceptionally scrawny . Weighed today and put on 2.5oz in 3 days- I think that's not bad, but the nurse today (who is normally very reassuring) has started to agree with the consultant who is worried about her weight gain and I think we're gonna have to go into hospital for more investigations and to somehow top her up (although she's still refusing bottles, so hope she won't have to have the NG back)
Poor periwinkle and sarita Hope something happens and she starts gaining a bit more - although I wouldn't sniff at 2.5oz in three days! Was that you who weighed her, or the nurses? What's her corrected age now?
Really hope she doesn't have to have the NG back. How is she refusing the bottles? (forgive my ignorance, I don't know much about babies bar my own and even then, not so much about him! so I don't know how a baby acts when it's refusing a bottle). It's not as if she is losing weight, so I don't see why they have to make such a song and dance about it?! It just stresses parents out so much!
Today we had a massive explosive poo (the leaky kind!), so I tried to change DS's nappy as quickly as possible given his utter rage at being semi-naked and the fire cold, but just as I had cleaned everything and was about to put the new nappy on, he graced me with a big wee and a bit more runny poo. Delightful I did tell him it was then his own fault that his nappy change was taking so long! Lots of being sick today as well, but thankfully I seem to have had muslins strategically placed at all times so it's not got on his clothes too much (although he is starting to whiff a bit now).
I can't win! He is sick on his clothes so they get wet and he gets cold, but then he complains when I change him into dry ones! Little monkey. Yesterday morning in bed, he did such an explosive vomit while feeding that it backfired all over his face Sorry, a bit TMI on my son's poo and vomit!
MiniPop has had another poo, this time with green bits in it. I didn't phone HV or Neonatal nurses as I'd convinced myself there wasn't anything wrong, so now with the green poo I am mildly worried. He's still feeding ok, doesn't seem to have a temperature and seems to be the same otherwise.
Just had a google and I am hoping the green bits in the poo is because of the formula, rather than a tummy bug. I'll be devastated if he's caught a bug three days after getting him home.
Sarita I hope the tube doesn't have to go back in, poor Periwinkle, at least she is putting on weight, I guess all babies are different and will put on weight at a different rate. Fingers crossed it all goes ok.
Day 5 of Minipop being home and he's had a really funny tummy, neonatal nurses say it's his digestive system getting used to the new formula he is on.
Anyway, just did the midnight feed following a complete nsppy/clothes change due to sick, then he did the most massive explosive poo, had to do another complete change, and the he was sick again (as I had changed him too soon after feed).
Ran out of cotton wool rug couldn't find emergency wipes, then Minipop peed everywhere. Over me the towel rail floor etc....
My oh my god what a night... And it's not over yet.. DP fast asleep with earplugs in. Bah!
SO is this also just digestive system settling down, or could it be a bug?
I think it was just coincidence those things all happened one after the other. If minipop still seems alert as usual and you continue to have an appropriate number of wet nappies, I wouldn't suspect dehydration, as nannyof3 seems to be suggesting. But if you are concerned, call the nurses again. Are they due to come visit anytime soon? If they see the vomiting first hand, they can advise if it's normal or not. DS vomited several times at his last consultant appointment, but I was told it is not a cause for concern.
And periwinkle- it must be a prem baby trait! Muslins everywhere and one over her Moses basket mattress where her head rests, and one permanently on my shoulder! I even tuck one down my top and round her neck when she's in the sling to stop it going down my cleavage!!!!
Sounds like minipop's doing great if he's having 10 feeds, and you mustn't worry about missing one here and there.
Hi Imiss - Congratulations on getting minipop home. My DT's were also sicky babys. A small ammount is probably nothing to worry about. Very common in prem babies as others have mentioned. Good Luck ( not that you need it)
Hi all, hope all ok with minipop and minihobnob...?!
Had an exhausting w/e here trying to get periwinkle to take a bottle- still refuses it, and with such upset, crying, wind and then often vomit that she has not been feeding great from me either at times
We're trying everything with the bottle, even when she's sleep sucking, in the bouncer, once per feed cycle, and stopping as soon as she gets upset, but still not interested in sucking it at all...
Think I'm gonna have to stop trying for a few days, both for my sake, and to settle her down a bit for her to feed better from me so she doesn't start to actually lose weight....