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29/07/2013 at 04:07
I'm trying to work out what the norm is for non reflux babies but don't have anything to compare it to. I know all babies bring milk up, how often does / did this happen? And how often are your young babies bringing up actual digested milk, I.e properly sick?
S' sickness has reduced since being on gaviscon but he is still 'proper' sick twice a day, sometimes more, and it's quite a lot, and the same with milk up straight after or in between feeds. Just want to gauge what the norm is for when I go back to the Gp.
29/07/2013 at 04:31
I can't fully remember but I seem to recall H brought milk up after most feeds and was sick a few times each day. Sometimes just after a fees but sometimes a lot later particularly if moved say to the car seat or when getting dressed. It has eased now but some days are worse than others but he was def worse when younger. My hv said it was normal so I just assumed it was iyswim
Often his sick was curdled to look at so watery with white lumps, not sure if this is similar to S.
I'd say he's still sick at least once a day though when I think about it
Hope you get some answers soon x
29/07/2013 at 04:41
Thanks LM, that's actually more than I thought for a non reflux baby, it sounds very similar to Sam. His are often watery with lumps of milk, especially when changing him - so when lying on his back. He usually has a very sicky episode late evening where there will be a lot, all over me / H and him and he tends to settle for the night after that - its this one that makes me think the gaviscon isn't doing a lot, although it is doing something if that makes sense.
I mainly want to see the Gp about treating his silent symptoms but thought it was wise to know what is average in the world of baby sick compared to S!
29/07/2013 at 05:20
Mine were very rarely sick. B is 6 months next week and she might have been sick 3 or 4 times altogether?
29/07/2013 at 05:43
He had symptoms of silent reflux and would occasionally bring up dribbles of sick when burping, probably no more than a teaspoons worth
29/07/2013 at 07:28
disco was rarely sick we would occasionally get a mouthful of cottage cheese in the evenings after mamouth cluster feeding session. However this seemed to be the exception rather than the norm when I compared him to other babies we know.
29/07/2013 at 08:29
My 3 have never really been sick. S is only 11 days old but hasn't brought up any milk other than a tiny dribble
29/07/2013 at 08:35
I think the cottage cheese type sick is when the milk reacts with the stomach acid. H has been sick already this morning twice.
But now I'm wondering after this post if it is normal after all, I'm just going with what hv said.
He has just been diagnose with a milk allergy so maybe it's not the norm?!?
29/07/2013 at 08:39
I thought that too LM, that digested milk coming up is caused by stomach acid - so reflux really, but with your poor H having his allergy it would make sense that there would be a reaction in his stomach. It's hard as HVs all have their own ideas don't they?
S has been sick three times this morning, poor little dude, my gut, as well as this thread tells me that's not right and the gaviscon just isn't doing enough for him.
Thanks for replying everyone - good to go back armed with info.
29/07/2013 at 08:47
O was v rarely sick at all... We had a couple of proper projectile incidents but this coincided with him having a cold. Otherwise was v rare we even had a dribble. I'd say go back to the docs and explain the frequency of sickness again...there are lots of things other than gaviscon so something else may work better for S. Poor little mite x
29/07/2013 at 10:50
P has silent reflux but has never been properly sick yet. Just a small dribble occasionally.
29/07/2013 at 12:08
Louie was never sick in that kind of way, only when he was poorly.
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