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May 26, 2010
Not sure what the problem is now - 7 month old baby
Hi, I'm back to update on my daughter's status. My daughter is 7 months old and I'm having a very difficult time feeding her. She started solids at 6 months and was doing good for few days, I found her favorite foods sweet potatoes, apple sauce, squash and she would take cereal mixed with apple sauce. She was doing good with the soya milk. She started the soya milk the same time her med was increased to 22.5 mg prevacid from 15 mg ( about a month ago), her spit up went away, so we don't know if its the soya or the increase in med. Anyways, milk intake was always a bit of a struggle but we were able to get around 20 oz along with two good solids a day. Now the past week, she doesn't want any solid or milk and with the weather being extremely hot, I am so scared she's going to get dehydrated. I called the GI, I can't get an earlier appointment than June 7. She has no other symptoms expect cries few times in the night but just for few seconds and then goes back to sleep, has no spit ups or vomits, no fever, is very active, just doesn't want to drink or eat. I felt her gum but no signs of teething. Any suggestions? Emaurerr, how is ur baby doing now?
May 27, 2010
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
that is so frustrating isn't it! well hmm, i have a few suggestions just to throw things out there. maybe an ear infection? teething can hurt even without "signs" of teething. is she constipated or straining? these things could cause food strikes.

But my best advice would to be to call your pedi. a.s.a.p! don't wait for the GI (still go to the GI apt) let them know about her not eating or drinking anything and ask if pedilyte or drinking water is okay.

if the dr says everything is okay you might want to try a new nipple flow for the bottles or even try a new bottle. Or if you usually give her hot formula, try cold formula. but please i can not stress enough, on hot days like these, (not to scare you) please see a dr quickly little ones could get dehydrated quickly! good luck!
May 27, 2010
Thanks for the suggestion. I can get as much as possible. I did also think perhaps an ear infection, but she has no fever or any other symptoms. Yes, perhaps teething. I wish that's it, I would hate if her reflux gets worse. I have an appointment tomorrow with her pedi (he usually isn't any help, but I just want him to examine her anyways). I tried a different flow for the bottle nipple, a faster one and it didn't work. She's having problem with both intaking the milk and solid food. Thank god, I can get some milk into her while she's sleeping, I think enough to keep her hydrated, along with some water. This is very sad that I have to do this. Yea I tried the cold/hot milk too. That's why I'm getting scared because I tried almost everything. I am so scared this is leading to food aversion. Thank you so much for your suugestion.
Check with your
doctor first!