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Re: Baby not gaining weight - sorry it's long

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Posted by VanessaG on August 28, 2003 at 19:15:30:

In Reply to: Baby not gaining weight - sorry it's long posted by Kelli on August 28, 2003 at 02:50:33:

: Hi everyone. If this gets lengthy I'm sorry. I am just wondering if anyone has had the problems I'm having and if so, what they did. My daughter is just a hair under 6 months old and has at maximum gained 5 pounds since birth. She either vomits or has diarrhea most of the time. She seems to run in cycles of a week of projectile vomiting, a week of diarrhea and then a week of normalcy. She also has never had a weight over 12 lbs 2 oz, she flexuates but always seems to top out there. She goes through spurts of always being hungry to days where I almost have to force 8 oz in her. She also is sleeping at least 19 hours a day and is not peeing very much, and she seems to be in pain during her episodes. The local doctors have written her off to Acid Reflux, but the GI specialist I took her to seems to think its more. She's been tested for acid reflux and pyloric stenosis, both coming back negetive, and we've tried all formulas, foods and medicines with nothing working. What the ultrasounds have shown is that food is not leaving her stomach. No one, including the GI doctor seems to know why. I am just curious if anyone else has experienced this and what the result was. At this point I am scared my daughter will have severely stunted growth at best or will waste away to nothing at worst. If anyone has any words of advise please let me know. Anything would be appreciated. Thanks.

Has your Gi addressed the fact that she has delayed gastric emptying? My daughter has had many midline birth defects and therefore has about 7 specialists at our local children's hospital. She has always had slow emptying(she just turned 2), with vomiting(ie lunch will come up whole at bedtime) when she is too full. In June she had an upper GI study done that showed no pyloric stenosis. We now have her on emptying drugs(Domperidon) and the vomiting has all but
stopped. Is she on anything for reflux, and if not I would definately question that for sure. Also what about milk problems, you didn't say whether she is on dairy or soy.

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