Posted by Amy on September 07, 2003 at 21:38:18:
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.
My daughter is 3 months old and is having all the same promblems! The doctors said she has GERD but the GI specialist told me he seen nothng wrong! I gave her reglan and zantac which made everything 10 times worse, I stop the medicine myself and changed her formula for the 7th time she is doing alot better as far as drinking and not being in pain but she still is not gaining much weight if any at all!! What formula's have you tried? The best one I have yet to try is Carnition Good Start which already has the protein broke down for baby and is much easier to move through the digestive system!!! Sorry so long but I need to talk to someone with the same promblems