Hi All, I'm new to this chat talk. I'm in need of support & advice desperately please. I'm not sure what to do my newborn is now 10 days old. Other than these issues I'm about to discuss he was born a healthy weight with no issues. Since his birth when I'm feeding him (Bottle Feeding on Cow & Gate New Baby Milk). Everytime after being winded he is projectile vomiting everywhere, then gureenteed 15-20 later he will want another feed. He's not losing weight, but I concerned it's something more serious. He is booked in the doctors tomorrow. But I'm just really worried. Need help. Plus he is very constipated & since his cord has fallen of his belly button keeps bleeding fresh red blood and has done on and off for last 24 hrs. If anyone out there can help me I really would appreciate it thanks. X
Are you sure he’s projectile vomiting and not just doing the normal thing of bringing up some milk when he burps? It’s difficult for them to know in the early days when to stop feeding, especially if your bottle/teat allows too much milk to flow through and he can’t regulate that.
When he feeds 15/20 mins later, are you sure it’s a feed he wants and not that he’s just not properly winded? In the early days, mine used to take 40-60 mins per feed. Milk (bottle or breast, it didn’t seem to matter), wind, but more milk, wind and so forth for up to an hour. Then they’d basically fall asleep after 20-30mins of awake time. Could this be what’s happening to your baby? Remember also that what they bring up often looks like more than it is (eg 10mls can look like 50mls!).
Failing that, if it really is projectile vomiting, agree with trying a new formula and/or bottle (one at a time so you k ow which it is).
My “advice” above was about the vomiting/feeding, where experience very much comes into it. I didn’t address the bleeding as I am unqualified and have no relevant experience. There’s really no need to panic the OP.
I’m not panicking her - I’m giving her sensible advice to see a dr ASAP as a newborn bleeding isn’t normal. I have experience of a sick newborn and just how quickly they can deteriorate (hours not days). Once you have that you realise it’s always better to react and get seen ASAP than take any chances.
If it’s projectile it could be a dairy intolerance, if it’s just coming up and dribbling then it’s completely normal or could be a bit of reflux. I’d be concerned about the umbilical cord and red blood though, that doesn’t sound right
Just to update you all, firstly I want to thankyou for your advice and supporting messages, then secondly when I mentioned bleeding it was only a few types in a 24hr period, in a small volume not flooding away as then of course I would of gotton emergency help. Anyway the Midwife came round not long ago, I mentiond the few issues to her, she checked him over the bleeding has now stopped she said not to be too concerned over this as it is a common thing with newborns.
Im still booked in the doctors later on today, as for the constipation she feels he is constipated (So any advice on how to relieve this would be amazing), then she only briefly touched on the milk & projectile vomiting, she said to double check when I see the doctor later but as long as he not loosing weight or becoming dehydrated to just monitor it and how often it is happening, although I am still worried about so any further help or advice on this is very welcomed thankyou. So 1 out of 3 issues is now solved. so just to be clear its just the vomiting after bottle feeds & Constipation now thanks... xx
For the constipation OP, try offering a small amount of boiled and cooled water, it helps to flush them out. If they're having at least one poo a day I wouldn't be too concerned, unless it's coming out hard? With a baby so young it should be a lovely yellow slop.
Does his nappy have jelly like blood in it? My DD had projectile vomiting (literally across the room The Exorcist style) and constipation and I knew there was something wrong but HV just said bug. Took to A&E and it was an intussusception.
Trust your instincts. Hope the Dr is helpful later.