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31/05/2013 at 20:43
She can't take any amount of formula without projectile vomiting everywhere. The massive episode last week we put down to a tummy bug and assumed the formula just didn't help matters.
I attempted to give her a top-up yesterday and she wasn't slightly interested and didn't take any, which is absolutely fine. But I think she must have taken a tiny bit (probably just what dribbled out of the bottle as she didn't suck on it at any point) because she projectile vommed that up as well.
Now, it could be a coincidence, but I'm not convinced given that its happened in exactly the same way as it did last week. Last week's formula was SMA and yesterday we tried her on Aptamil, so I don't think its a specific brand giving her problems.
I think we're going to try her on a tiny bit of cow and gate at the weekend and see how she goes, but if she throws that one up as well....??
Could she have an intolerance? Its not just a little bit of sick - its properly projectile and loads of the stuff, and soaks through several muslins when I try and catch it all.
31/05/2013 at 20:46
I have heard, anecotally, that breastfed babies who aren't keen on formula take to Hipp Organic over other formulas. I know it isn't that she doesn't want it, but wondering if that might be worth a try.
FWIW, C&G and Aptamil are pretty much the same, made by the same company with the same ingredients but marketed at different consumers.
31/05/2013 at 20:59
When i swapped P from being BFed to formula between 6 and 7 months she started being sick a lot more. Pretty much after every feed and she'd never been a sicky baby up until them. Her tummy seemed to get used to the change though and after a little while she was fine with it. We used Aptamil. Might be worth asking at a clinic and seeing what they say.
31/05/2013 at 21:08
When G was first born she had loads of mucus in her tummy due to being born by cs and they gave her a tiny bit of formula to make her vomit........ i would speak to a hv or gp x
31/05/2013 at 21:17
What size teat are you using? It may also be that she's used to working for her milk and so is taking in the formula too quickly - therefore it's too much for her tummy and comes back up. Does she throw up expressed milk? Might be worth a try to establish whether it's what she's having or how she's having it.
31/05/2013 at 21:18
Will ask at HV when i'm there next week. I wouldn't mind if it just made her a bit more sicky but its really violent vomiting and she goes white as a sheet and crashes out for 2-3 hours after...it really knocks it out of her.
Will give the hipp organic a go in that case and see if it makes a difference :)
31/05/2013 at 21:22
She's absolutely fine with EBM so I don't think its the teat, and yday she must have taken just a tiny dribble of it (i couldn't see a noticable difference in the level in the bottle once i gave up) so don't think she had issues with it coming too fast. I was suprised it had any effect at all given what a small amount it was, but she must have had some as her nappies have been more like formula nappies.
31/05/2013 at 22:03
How old is she and how is she doing weight wise? I only ask because my friend had a seriously failure to thrive baby, born 9lb 3oz but almost dropped off the weight charts. He was exclusively BF. She tried formula at about 4 months in desperation and he had a horrible violent reaction, projectile vomming almost immediately.
After much testing etc turns out he is intolerant quite a few common foods but highly highly allergic to dairy. Even her cutting dairy out of her diet didn't work and he ended up on a very expensive prescription coconut based formula. Once all that was figured out and he got on to the coconut stuff, he shot back up the centiles to about 90th centile. Took until he was 12 months to get the definite diagnosis though.
If her weight is fine, then ignore me!
01/06/2013 at 06:16
Her weight gain isn't great. She was born 8lbs4oz and is now 9lb9oz at 9 weeks. She puts on maybe 3-4oz a week. Hopefully the HV will have some advice if it might be some sort of allergy/intolerance
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