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October 24th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Hi, I just found this board (I usually hang out at Pregnancy after Loss and PAL playroom) and I'm hoping you ladies can help me. I've been trying to read as much as I can, but I always like to hear it from BTDT moms too. My little one is nearly 5 months old. She is exclusively breastfed and has been spitting up since birth. It ranges from projectile to oozing and immediately after feeding to hours after feeding. She is happy, however, and is gaining weight just fine too. So, our pediatricians have been completely unconcerned and have told us it is only a laundry inconvenience. Well, about a month ago she spit up dark brown blood. We took her right in and she did it again in the office, so that was handy for them to test it (it was blood!) and see amounts, etc. The doc told us it was most likely a small tear in the valve at the bottom of her esophagus and would heal itself. It didn't happen again until last Sunday. I called the doc again and I think now he is starting to worry a bit. He said if she keeps doing it she may need to be referred a specialist (we live in a small town, so we'd be traveling) and possibly be scoped. She did it again tonight. I will call the doc tomorrow, but I thought I'd try you all as well. Does this sound familiar to anyone? She doesn't really fit the usual diagnosis for pyloric stenosis except for the projectile vomiting. We've tried keeping her upright and it doesn't seem to make any difference. She rarely spits up at night and she sleeps flat or on her side. I asked the doc about changing my diet and he didn't think I needed to....wdyt?
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November 1st, 2009, 07:46 PM
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My LO had GERD, and was on Zantac. IT worked for a short time, then it was bad again. We eventually took him to a Chiropractor at about 4 mo and he is now pain and spit up free. I could tell when he needed to go back cause he would start spitting up again. We were also lucky Chiropractic was covered under alternative treatments for our insurance. (Up to $500). He no longer needs to go, and hasn't gone for a few mo now.
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