My 3 week old will vomit then pass out and become limp immediately for about 1-2 minutes, he has done this 5 times.
We took him to the hospital, but got different answers from different student doctors there, I wanted a experienced one, but my pediatrician was not affiliated with hospital, so I didn’t have a choice.
When he was released one doc said it was reflux. He also has eosinophilia and docs don’t know why he has it either. Has anyone had this happen or anyone know what it could possibly be, I’m at my wits end. Thank you for any help.Baby Help Line:
Newborn Vomiting And Passing Out
I would keep persisting with getting good medical advice since your baby is so young. All babies vomit from time to time, and it can look like a lot, when it is only a couple of teaspoonful. You didn’t say how much and how frequently your little boy vomits.
Reflux is something babies grow out of, and is basically forceful regurgitation of excess milk, due to the muscle or valve at the entry to the oesophagus still being undeveloped. More frequent burping can help but don’t put baby over your shoulder as this puts pressure on the tummy and he is more likely to bring up milk rather than air. Usually development is not affected unless your baby has very severe reflux.
You can try small feeds every two hours rather than a big feed all at once and you can also elevate the head of his crib.
Eosinophilia itself is not a diagnosis, but rather a symptom that is characteristic of a number of health problems. It is typically seen in patients with allergies and parasitic invasions. While an invasion is very unlikely to be seen in such a small baby, an allergic reaction to the food he is receiving may be the cause. I don’t know if you are breastfeeding or not, but if you are you could try eliminating dairy from your diet (but you will need calcium supplements). If you are bottle feeding, then you need to get a special formula that is non dairy and non soy – babies with this kind of allergy also rarely tolerate soy formulas.
Although the loss of consciousness and muscle tone may result from GERD, the situation is quite serious and should be handled professionally. I do not know what was done for your baby in the hospital and whether the approach was correct or not, but in this case it is better to get a second opinion of an experienced and trusted doctor.
Good luck getting medical support, it is important you persist to get help and advice as to what is best for your baby. Try not to get too distressed with it all as you little boy will be picking up on your anxiety.
Hope this helps,
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