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Combine feeding projectile vomiting

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user1489931797 · 06/01/2018 03:12

Hi guys

So due to weight reasons and supply not quite meeting demand currently combine feeding

However despite trying two different kinds of formula and intolerance and TT being ruled out.

I'd say that minimum after every formula feed DS brings back up atleast 25/30% of it and in a week has projectile vomited 3times across us himself and the sofa.

It's not just spit up coming up with wind it's almost instantly coming back up in large quantities or even sometime later as partially digested.

Not been giving more than 4oz at a time and pacing him with a slow flow teat he's nearly 7 weeks old.

Keeping him relatively upright during feed and keeping him still for some time after but doesn't seem to help.

He's definitely keeping some down as nappy output good and his weight gain improved this past week which when I'm seeing him constantly bring large amounts of feed back up is surprising.

Do we think slight reflux or indigestion perhaps even the health visitor is still slightly unsure. Sad

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Youllneverlivelikecommonpeople · 06/01/2018 04:25

I had this with my DS. Vomited (often projectile) a lot after every feed (incidentally also combo fed). He would also leak milk from his mouth after a full sleep (ie not only directly after feeding). I would say it started around 3 weeks and became much worse around 6 or 7 weeks. Was otherwise happy and gained weight well. Doc said it was an immature oesophagus and would self-remedy around the time he learnt to sit. That is exactly what happened and I didn’t do anything different from my other DC except clean up the vomit all the time (soon learnt to hold a blanket over his chest after a feed, catch it all in there and bundle the blanket up to bung in with the washing). Hope it turns out to be this simple for you. Oh yes, I also had to keep a bib on him (didn’t for DC) which I had to change a few times a day or he’d get a rash in his neck rolls. :)

user1489931797 · 06/01/2018 05:26

@Youllneverlivelikecommonpeople you know what I think that sounds pretty similar and hopefully is the same outcome

When I've mentioned this in other threads ppl seem to go to the extreme of omg he has TT get his tongue cut or oh blatantly has intolerance to milk and I think if it was something as bad as that there wouldn't be weight gain or nappy output and he'd be more upset about bringing it up but he takes it in his stride and straight away wants the bottle or boob back!

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Youllneverlivelikecommonpeople · 06/01/2018 12:47

Yes, I hope it’s as simple as that. Other mothers would look concerned whenever I was out and about and they saw it happening but it was literally as simple as just cleaning DS up afterwards. He was a far little thing so was obviously keeping a lot down even though it looked like so much was coming back up. Good luck with your little one!

user1489931797 · 06/01/2018 22:36

Thanks so much @Youllneverlivelikecommonpeople

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