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13mo being sick a lot... how worried should I be?

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Whoami24601 Tue 07-Jun-16 19:34:21

DS is sick... often. Not ill, just sick. I can't figure out why, so thought someone out there might be able to help!

He vomits a generous amount almost every day. I can't seem to pin down a trigger.

If he's a bit run down, then milk usually kicks him off.

Sometimes he gags on a piece of food (he's been having lumpy food for months without a problem), but instead of bringing up the food in question, he'll vomit all of his dinner back up sad

Tonight, I think he was overtired. He threw up with no warning - took out his pjs, my clothes and shoes, DD's book, 3 stairs, most of the kitchen, and 2 walls shock

I spoke to the HV yesterday, but she seemed more concerned on what's going in, than what's coming out, while looking a bit non-plussed.

The childminder is starting to get grumpy about me sending him when he's been sick, but if I kept him off every time he'd never be there! He doesn't seem to do it at her house so she's not really witnessed it properly.

Do you think there's something sinister going on? I don't know whether to take him to the doctors, but I can't keep going like this! Are some kids just like this, and it's something he'll grow out of?

Help - all advice welcome!

NaraDeer Tue 07-Jun-16 19:49:57

If I were you I'd take him to see the GP when you can.
You're obviously, understandably, worried and I think speaking to a GP might be the only thing that could reassure you or they'll be able to diagnose the cause, if there is one.

Whoami24601 Tue 07-Jun-16 20:03:30

Yes I think you're right. He has an appointment for something unrelated on Friday anyway, so will mention it then. Just wish I knew what the problem was so I could fix it!

Whoami24601 Tue 07-Jun-16 22:01:46

Anyone else have any wonderful insight to add?

CopperPot Tue 07-Jun-16 22:05:19

Cut his milk out. Give him oat milk instead.

How long has this been happening

CopperPot Tue 07-Jun-16 22:06:42

Dairy irritates the gut when ill. Maybe try some probiotics? I put them in ds milk every few nights. Holland and Barrett sell them

CharminglyGawky Tue 07-Jun-16 22:23:09

I'd try cutting down on dairy, not sure how you would do that with such a young child but he sounds similar to how I was at 4 when I started full time nursery and they started giving me a carton of milk every day. The doctors thought it was school avoidance, my parents finally figured it out and I was allowed juice at break times and suddenly I was fine again!

AnotherTimeMaybe Tue 07-Jun-16 22:48:30

I did what Cooper said except I give coconut milk as oats have a specific substance that imitates gluten and you don't know if gluten is also the problem in this case
I give probiotics daily as well
Has he been on antibiotics recently?

Whoami24601 Tue 07-Jun-16 22:50:01

He doesn't have a lot of milk- just a bottle in the morning, and one at bedtime. I'm not sure how long it's been happening. A month maybe? 6 weeks? He was sick tonight during his tea, and there was no dairy in it at all! He's not always sick after his bottle, but will occasionally throw up then. Milk intolerance is a maybe I suppose, but I'm not totally convinced as he's been on formula since 6mo without a problem!

CopperPot Wed 08-Jun-16 07:13:17

My ds tried coconut milk but started pooing 6 times a day then figured out its a laxative grin

Almond milk is good. He can get his vitd and calcium though veg etc. Get some probiotics, cut the milk out for a few days and see if it helps.

You didn't mention how long it's been going on as it could just be a bug

Whoami24601 Thu 09-Jun-16 20:30:43

The doctor thinks he has a sinus infection, which is causing him to suffer from temporary reflux. We have antibiotics, and an instruction to go back if he's no better in a week. He's not been sick today, so that's promising!

Haudyerwheesht Fri 10-Jun-16 00:03:28

Fwiw Dd was like this BUT she'd always been like it from a newborn (until she was bloody four YEARS old)

She had an excessive gag reflex.

She's 5 now and sick much less but still for no reason sometimes eg: if she grazes her knee / has a cough / tastes something she doesn't like.

NaraDeer Fri 10-Jun-16 07:54:15

Hope he's better soon Who flowers

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