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14/06/2013 at 12:16
Took P to the GP again today as she still has bad diarrhoea and symptoms of pain after feeding. Saw a diffrrent doctor who put a different slant on things. I told her the Gaviscon seemed to be making little difference, we were still getting some bouts of crying in pain, no wind being brought up but lots of farting later on etc. Queried the milk allergy again too.
Dhe is almost certain its not milk allergy as her symptoms are so randomly spaced and quite vague. She thinks it might be latch issues that are causing the pain and frequent feeding i posted about yesterday. If she takes in too much air and cant bring it up it would make her drink less but more frequently so going to a bf clinic next week.
Doesnt explain the diarrhoea but she is not dehydrated and is gaining weight steadily. Going to try a day without Gaviscon over the weekend as the doctor also wasnt convinced she had colic. Obviously if she is then much worse we know the Gaviscon is doing something.
She definitely isnt getting the episodes of screaming in pain as much now and is settling better at night so we shall see what happens nect.
Its so weird cos all day yezterday she was feeding every 2 hrs but then went 5 hrs overnight which is fab for me but how come she goes 5 hrs at night and 2 hrs in the day?
14/06/2013 at 12:18
*doctor isnt convinced she has reflux, not colic*
14/06/2013 at 12:52
I don't know all the history, but it sounds so stressful.
Did they try anything other than Gaviscon? I've always found it pretty rubbish. Ethan had silent reflux & it did nothing. Florrie was given it last week and it made her vomit continuously. Even the GP said he was only prescribing it as he had to as a first line. We're now using Ranitidine which is marginally better.
And please don't take weight gain as meaning its not reflux - both mine have gained weight, but the reflux has been hideous. Go by symptoms and your gut instinct x
14/06/2013 at 13:29
Aw MM this is exactly like me and E until eventually at 10-11 weeks she was back to normal again. Like the whole episode neve happened but it was a constant worry and horrible awful time. We too had the projectile diarrhoea which then turned into severe constipation and us being prescribed lactoulose and some of the symptoms still clearing now at 22 weeks such as the bad dry skin and cradle cap, inability to bring wind up without a battle. The 12 week point was when she transformed to a lovely happy little baby!
I know this is such an awful time with battle after battle but keep going until you are satisfied with the answer. Huge hugs x
14/06/2013 at 15:26
No advice really as I don't have much experience of this, other than my A feeds 2 hourly during the day and can easily go 7-8 hours without a feed at night.
14/06/2013 at 17:47
Hope you don't mind me replying as we have never 'spoken' but I have followed your posts as my baby seems to have exactly the same symptoms. I haven't got the answer but thought we could swop tips!
My son started at about day 4 with what seemed like just bad wind and general noisy sleep, but it has now progressed to sounding like his feeds are coming back up sometimes, not always and he chokes abit and has to swallow to get t back down. His poos are quite often explosive and wet, or just froth. If he is upright he is usually fine but lay him down and he often squirms, makes awful uncomfy noises and cries out. However sometimes he can sleep peacefully?? He is difficult to wind and farts constantly. If he is uncomfy a fart or poo sees to make him comfy for abit.
He is gaining weight well so I didn't get far with the GP. I went we he was 2 weeks old and said I thought he had silent reflux and he had ranitidine for 3 weeks which did nothing. I insisted he got referred to the hospital as I was literally getting an hour or two of broken sleep a night, mainly because of the noises he makes. Plus I hated seeing him in pain!
We saw a consultant last week who thinks he has silent reflux but that it should resolve a about 12 weeks as te valve in his tummy will get stronger. He feels due to the poo though that his main issue might be lactose intolerance or cows milk protein intolerance. I am BF so he as advised to try cutting out dairy for a month, which if works would mean it was the cows milk protein, I am also trying to give colief before each feed which would address a lactose issue.
Over the last few days he does seems to be marginally better, he has some periods of peaceful sleeping now and like you, will feed frequently during the day but can do one stint f 4-5 hours at night. I'm not sure the intolerances theory can be true as sometimes he seems fine.
He is 5 weeks old. Just thought I would contact you as the seem so similar! Feel free to PM me if you want to chat further x
14/06/2013 at 17:48
Sorry for typos as well, on the ipad x
14/06/2013 at 18:08
Thanks for all that. I was convinced P had milk allergy but the GP seemed fairly certain today it isnt. However in your case frothy poo is a classic sign. P has a lot of diarrhoea but not frothy. Its hard to know what to do next but i am going to stop Gaviscon for a few days and see what happens. If she is much worse then it must be reflux. She isnt having many episodes of crying in pain now. Maybe 3 times a week instead of every night so i wonder if whatever it is will get better on its own....
They are such a worry arent they?? Another thing i have noticed recently is P smells of sick sometimes even though she hasnt been sick.....
14/06/2013 at 20:20
I was convinced the same MM. Like you runny poop was our issue. Tmi but if I held the nappy up it would run of like water off a plastic sheeting!
E smells of sick lots too and you know when your thinking.... is it on me? It's that constant. Then other days its fine. Our peak worst was 6 weeks when o went to the chemist in tears without my howling baby! They gave me colief which made a big difference.
14/06/2013 at 20:57
Thats really interesting LM and sounds identical. P's poo is that runny too. In fact she did one whilst in the car seat and because she was laying back by the time i changed her it had run out the top of her nappy and was between her shoulders Hopefully P's issues, whatever they may be, will clear on their own. P also has very dry skin helped loads by Epaderm and cradle cap. Sounds very similar...
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