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projectile vomiting from 10 week old

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Flen Sat 21-May-16 18:36:19

Hi there, my little girl often does impressive projectile vomits. It happens almost every day. She doesn't seem overly distressed by it, is gaining weight and has plenty of wet nappies, although poos can be rarer (sometimes one a day, sometimes one every couple of days). I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced this and what helped. She's on demand breast fed.

It can go about a metre away! It often happens a little while after a feed, maybe somewhere between 15 and 46 minutes later. And there's so much of it! Needs total outfit change for both of us, sometimes down to my underwear! And am concerned for the fate of my soft furnishings. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

SparklySandals Sat 21-May-16 18:40:05

My wee one is similar, lots of projectile vomit and if not that then lots of watery poo going absolutely everywhere. Usually at least 3 outfits a day. The healthcare professionals I've spoken to seemed to think that as he is putting on weight and thriving it isn't an issue (I've mentioned it many times!) Check with your health visitor or midwife and see what they think, hopefully they can put your mind at ease. I'm just learning to live with it and taking clean clothes everywhere!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 21-May-16 18:41:35

Has she always been like this or has it come on over the weeks?

Flen Sat 21-May-16 18:57:48

Hellhathnofury it has got more frequent I'd say, think the first time was when she was maybe 2 weeks.

Flen Sat 21-May-16 18:58:54

Sparklysandals I'm glad it's not just me (although not glad that you are having it too!) I think I will call my HV on Monday.

Cakescakescakes Sat 21-May-16 19:02:26

My first baby was like this. It didn't annoy him at all and when he starting sitting more and eating solids it tailed off. I just stocked up on muslins and bibs! Baby number 2 did the same but also screamed constantly and didn't sleep at all unless in a sling day or night. He needed reflux meds which helped with the pain as it reduced the acid. He was still spectacularly vomity though and again it improved as he matured.

I would say if your baby is happy, gaining weight and isn't distressed when sick that it's just something to ride out. I carried a spare change of clothes for me in the bag too.

Things that helped me were just feeding from one side per feed. This meant feeding slightly more frequently as first but my body adjusted. I had a fast flow and the gulping exacerbated the vomiting. Also feeding in a reclined position slowed the flow a bit too which also helped. And all the usual keeping upright after feeds etc.

Good luck - and well done on keeping up with the feeding.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sun 22-May-16 02:28:36

I would speak to your HV or GP about it, it is most likely nothing but there is a condition called pyloric stenosis which presents with increasing vomits, often projectile, and decreasing bowel movements.

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