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2 week old projectile vomiting help :(

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sleepwhatsleep Mon 01-Aug-16 04:24:24

DS projectile vomited yesterday evening what seemed like an entire feed, he had about 4 oz. Then he kept down his next feed also around 4. We fed him about an hour ago and he nodded off after 4 oz and after sitting with him a while I laid him down and for the 2nd time it was like the exorcist - the vomit was airborne. Very very scary. I rang the hospital ward who said to wait until he asked for another feed. He started rooting only half an hour after vomiting so we've given him another bottle but much slower with more breaks. He's had 4 oz again which has been normal for him over the weekend.

He's quite windy normally. Seems to cough during feeds lately too. Winding him doesn't seem to do much we usually find it works better to sit with him until he brings it up himself. When feeding he seems to get out of breath and make gulping noises. Advice? Midwife coming in the morning anyway for a routine check. Been giving him aptamil.

1sttimemama1986 Mon 01-Aug-16 05:57:20

Hiya, I has a similar experience. My DS is now 7 weeks, sounds like reflux to me, causing the projectile vomiting. Does your little one appear in any pain or discomfort, arching back, screaming etc? Worth chatting to midwife/health visitor/GP. We were prescribed ranitidine, often gaviscon is prescribed too.

We were recommended to tilt the Moses basket using g a book under the feet, keeping baby upright for 20 mins after feed xx

NickNacks Mon 01-Aug-16 06:02:54

The flow on his teat sounds too fast for him.

PragmaticWench Mon 01-Aug-16 08:35:36

Sounds like reflux but you want the doctor to rule out pyloric stenosis, which is rare but a GP can easily check for it.

Reflux can be something babies have on its own, or it can be caused/made worse by an allergy like Cows Milk Protein Allergy.

amysmummy12345 Mon 01-Aug-16 17:08:12

DD has had reflux/silent reflux for seven weeks now, she's 9 weeks weds... Firstly prescribed Gaviscon but ultimately it was ranitidine that has made our miserable, uncomfortable baby into a happy, smiley baby... We've had to visit the GP over ten times to get to this point though...

Plenty of winding, avoid over feeding, better to be a bit hungry and keep the milk down than necking a bottle and bringing the lot back up... So smaller more frequent feeds, plus the usual tricks like keeping upright after feeds/raising one end of the cot etc has helped too... (my DD is breastfed and giving Gaviscon was a right faff) confused

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