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YouAreMySunShine271 Thu 14-Nov-13 20:02:30

Awaiting hospital appointment next week for poor weight gain in 4month old DD and just wondering what will happen at the appointment! In the meantime her stool sample has come back borderline for milk/lactose allergy.....��

Sunflower1985 Thu 14-Nov-13 21:42:06

Hello. Afraid I don't have an answer, but was wondering what the hcp's class as poor weight gain? This is a fear I have for my ds, you see. Good luck and hope they can help.

YouAreMySunShine271 Sat 16-Nov-13 09:02:51

Sunflower sorry to hear your feeling the same. My DD has dropped through 2 centiles and at most only ever put 7oz on in 2 weeks with an average of 2.5oz a week some weeks less. She was born at 7.11lb and now at 16 weeks weighs 11.4lb. She drinks around 30oz a day so drs felt she should be putting more on. Hope that helps, it's frustrating having a baby that won't put weight on!!

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sat 16-Nov-13 09:08:27

youare is she borderline for cows milk protein intolerance? Have they swapped her over to neocate?

YouAreMySunShine271 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:02:01

Yes borderline for milk intolerance so doctors want to wait see what the hospital say before changing milk. Would a borderline intolerance cause poor weight gain though?

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sat 16-Nov-13 13:14:50

I'm not trained but I think it could. Only speaking from personal experience, I'm CMPI and I'm small.

The difference between CMPI and lactose intolerance is explained quite well here smile

YouAreMySunShine271 Sat 16-Nov-13 13:31:56

If she is confirmed CMPI and the hospital change her milk will she then start to gain the weight? I've never realise how upsetting it is the constant 'oh she's old' comments ��

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sat 16-Nov-13 13:53:45

Being small could just be how she is though. She is gaining weight, and is growing. How is she otherwise? Does she cry a lot, have stomach pains, meeting her milestones etc?

There is some good info on cows milk allergy and intolerance here. It also tells you what to expect from your HCP.

YouAreMySunShine271 Sat 16-Nov-13 14:07:51

We thought she had colic and struggled with that and wind but I now think it's due to an allergy. She's a very fussy feeder and struggles with feeds. She is otherwise very happy and meeting milestones! Just worry she is so tiny!

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sat 16-Nov-13 15:15:38

sunshine has she ever been checked for tongue tie?

CMPI was suspected with my DS, he had colic really badly and could scream for England. It wasn't CMPI but he does have tt and upper lip tie. Have a read of the article and particularly the symptoms and see what you think smile

YouAreMySunShine271 Sat 16-Nov-13 15:24:45

She can relate to a lot of the symptoms and I have previously wondered this however the GP did check and say she was fine...although I wasn't convinced!

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sat 16-Nov-13 16:06:10

Did the GP just look in her mouth? Tt can be notoriously hard to diagnose and if he/she just had a quick look they would most probably have missed a posterior tie.

I would recommend getting it checked again smile

YouAreMySunShine271 Sat 16-Nov-13 17:27:11

Yes she just had a quick look and said she can stick her tongue out so she is ok! I'm hoping it is something as simple as this cause I feel I'm clutching at straws at the minute

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sat 16-Nov-13 21:12:46

Not entirely sure that being able to stick her tongue out rules out tt sunshine but what do I know grin

YouAreMySunShine271 Sun 17-Nov-13 08:53:38

I've been trying to have a feel but she just bites my finger like its a game. I will ask at the hospital but now you have me thinking that it's a TT.

Jiltedjohnsjulie Sun 17-Nov-13 23:03:53

Unfortunately not many HCPs are able to diagnose tt and many are dismissive of it. There are lots of MNers, including me that were told by a HCP that there Lo didn't have it, only to find out later they did.

I'd have a look in the Mn archive for some previous tongue tie threads smile

YouAreMySunShine271 Mon 18-Nov-13 17:46:51

Had DD weighed today and she's put 9oz on in 6 days! She's never put more than 3 in a week on before! Right before we go to hospital! Typical��

Jiltedjohnsjulie Mon 18-Nov-13 18:39:21

That's such good news smile

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