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My 12 month old has been projectile vomiting on almost a daily basis for the last month or so. The doctor at first said it was a gastro bug. Now we are not so sure.
I'd been breastfeeding her, alternating with bottles, since she was 8 months old and had no problems. I cut off her last feed a day about the time she started vomiting. i tried her on soya milk and took her off dairy, but to no avail. I'm now restricting her bottles to 100ml at a time on a more frequent basis.
She is small for her age, but apart from the vomiting and a constant cough and runny nose, she's been a happy girl.
Anyone got any suggestions?
I cannot believe the cutting down of oen breastfeed would cause such a reaction.
I wish I had an answer for you but I don't.
I think if this has been happening for a month now I would be demanding to so a peadiatrian. The only thing I came across with my 3yr old was the constant cough and runny nose was an allergey to dairy. I have stopped most dairy she gets the odd chocolate etc but she can handle this. Once I stopped her cough went away and she use to keep us awake and vomit she was gagging so much on the flem.
But she now sleeps better eats better isn't so tired all the time, changed girl.
I am thinking to that at 12mths she doesn't need formula as a feed either. Mabye reducing her bottles and giving plenty of water might help. I changed my kid from bottles to sippa cup at around 12 mths. This is what worked for me though.
I don't mean to offend by saying that so please only take it as my opinion and an idea.
Hope things get better.
Ps I had to wait a few weeks to really get the benifts of cutting out dairy.
I would be seeing my doctor again and suggesting a possible allergy. Runny noses and vomiting can be signs of allergies and seeing as though it is such a constant thing all of a sudden I would be asking to have further tests done. It is not healthy to be vomiting so often. It can cause major problems long term, not to mention the stress for both you and your child.
If your doctor still seems to brush it off as a simple stomach bug - get a second opinion. Even if you have to sit it out in the accident and emergency ward of your nearest hospital until you get to see another doctor or better yet a specialist.
I truly hope every thing sorts itself out, but certainly get this seen to before other problems arise.
Be sure to post back and give an update as I will certainly be thinking of you and your little one.
I have booked with our doctor, who will do a few more preliminary tests and then refer her to a paediatrician. Your comments have at least given me some direction as the runny nose and cough are definitely more than just an ongoing cold, as my son who is 18 months older is fine.
I know this may sound ignorant, but apart from milk, yoghurt and ice-cream, what else does 'dairy' entail (ie: cheese?) Can you suggest alternatives I might try (already trying soy milk and soy yoghurt)?
Hi there again,
You asked about alternatives.
We buy either soya ice-cream or gelati they aren't cheap but my little boy knows that is ok and can eat normal ice-cream.
You can get goat and soya cheese as well as milk. Chelsea liked the goat cheese over the soya. I also buy the long life cartoons of soya milk. I think you can get rice milk to but I aren't sure of the vitamin and mineral content. Most soya milks have added calcium and all.
I limit her chocolate not that she had that much and buy a candy egg at easter with only a little choc one I do the same for my son too.
As Chelsea has a little tolerance to dairy I still let her have butter on her sandwiches and milk in our mash vegies as it doen't seem to bother her.
I think the nutlex butter is meant to be dairy free. (Only guessing that fron memory).
I have to say it is an expensive intoleracne you can pay $25 a kilo for goat cheese.
but well worth the expense to see a well rested child with no runny nose or gagging cough.
Good luck with your doctor I figured it out on my own in the end as the doctors I went to kept fobbing me off and giving antibiotics over and over again.
Go with you gut if you get medicine and it seems not to work go with your gut.
I did and we haven't looked back.
Let me know how you get on.
When my son was born it was first though he had a lactose intolerance (it turned out that he had an infection that was causing the problems). We were given lots of valuable infomation from our paediatrician. The best thing was the advice to use some drops called lact-easy or lacteeze. These drops can be bought from chemists (but you're best to ring around has we only found a chemist where we live). You put the drops into any type of milk and leave it for 24hours. The drops break down the enzymes that the body can not making the affected person able to drink milk. We actually used it in breast milk which has the highest concerntration of lactose of all milk types. Your child will love it if she has a sweet tooth because it actually makes the milk sweeter. But do be warey of goat's milk and goat milk products as they still contain lactose, just smaller doses than that of cow milk/products.
Good luck with it al and keep in touch.
PS If you find you need the drops but are having trouble locating them the phone number for the distributors for Lacteeze is 1300662250 and for Lact-easy is (03) 98301940
An unqualified opinion (mine!) - this does sound like a dairy problem. Why not try a naturopath.?? Also, I do think it may take a little time for the dairy stuff to get out of her system.
I hope you find the answer. Poor kid :D
My son is 1.5 and we are having the same problems. He has been diagnosed with asthma we have put him on Neocate formula but he is still vomiting up phlem and has a running nose and coughing. We have not been giving him dairy for quiet a while. Pls if any one can help.
Another unqualified opinion here, but the very same thing happened with my DS when he was 12 months old.
For a month he vomited most days, huge power chucks some time after a bottle. I realised it started around the time he came off formula and went onto ordinary full cream milk.
I have no idea why it worked for us- it is still cow's milk protien- but changing to toddler formula put a stop to the feral stinky milky mess I had to clean up on a daily basis. Thank heavens! Maybe you could try a toddler formula that contains all the healthy bacteria for calmer stomachs?
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