Gtube and vomiting

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    Nicu Moms - 2021 Hhyyggt updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
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    Fickle-Duck5873

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    How old is he now? Going dairy free helped my guy.

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    freekicks

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    If it’s projectile vomiting, it sounds like he’s not tolerating something in his feeds. The most likely culprit is cows milk protein. It sounds like his medical team may have suspected this since he’s on Elecare and not a different formula… You could trial doing just Elecare for his feeds and/or completely cutting dairy from your diet (it will take some time for the cows milk proteins to get out of your system completely).

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    Daktarii

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Is he still in NICU? Gaining weight?
    Elecare is elemental and the formula can’t be broken down any more.
    Have you tried separating breast milk and elecare to see if he is tolerating one better than the other?
    My daughter was always super sensitive to volume and did best on continuous or near continuous feeds. She also did much better on a blended diet once she was old enough to transition (1 year non-adjusted).

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    TaylorG051218

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    My son couldn’t handle elecare. He’s gtube as well.
    They thought my son had a CMPA but turns out it’s the corn syrup in formula thst upsets his tummy. Once we went corn syrup free he stopped vomiting. He’s currently on Alimentum RTF. But if your baby has a true CMPA I don’t think they can have Alimentum (don’t quote me on that.) I know my friends son has CMPA and can’t have Alimentum only amino acid formulas.
    Have you thought about getting your baby tested for allergies? All I had to do was have his pediatrician send over a referral to an allergy clinic!

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    chicagowedding2018

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    My daughter threw up a lot on Elecare through her NG.

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    sowasred2012

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Our son had feeding issues with the g-tube, he was switched over to a j-tube because he wasnt keeping anything down, and then fed continuously for 20 hours a day – maybe yiu’re in a slightly dofferent situation, have any doctors suggested jej feeds?

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    Sociallama

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    So sorry you’re dealing with this. We had similar problems when my son first came home on his gtube. It’s so hard because the hope for us was that the feeding tube would help make nutrition and feeding less stressful!

    They didn’t think it would show in anything, but did a gtube study just to make sure it was placed correctly and did additional imaging to make sure the rest of his digestion was moving appropriately. He has a cleft palate, so we were ruling out any other midline defects. It all came back normal. At the same time, they examined a stool sample and found blood. We switched to Alimentum formula (from Neosure) and followed up with another sample after the change that came back clear. We thought that was weird given that he didn’t seem to have problems while in NICU with Neosure. But, after a few days on the new formula, it got so much better. He still has a small spitup and reflux here and there each day, but the retching and vomiting have stopped. I was really concerned it was a dose or rate problem with our feeds, but we’ve been able to increase his feed doses without issue. I was skeptical, but milk protein allergy might be something to explore if you haven’t already.

    Editing to add that we also added rice cereal to his day time feeds, which also seems to help him keep things down.

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    BeerGeekington

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    I was in your shoes with my 26 weeker. We just kept tweaking things but ultimately once he turned 1 we were able to get him on Cyproheptadine the vomiting started to get better and ultimately resolved. We were vomiting upwards of 30 times a day. Hang in there, and just methodically change one thing a a time as well adapt to the progress of your baby. You got this

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    Hhyyggt

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    November 6, 2021 at 3:05 am

    So my son born at 25 weeks has a trach and gtube. He’s always had some issues with throwing up but it’s gotten worse over time.
    His feedings have slightly changed over the months from breast milk fortified with elecare to a mix of breast milk and elecare. Even before this change he would always throw up with every feeding, and not like a spit up but water falling out of his mouth, soaking blankets and me with his projectile throw up. I always assumed it was semi normal and figured it would get better over time but it hasn’t, and has gotten worse. Has anyone had similar experiences? What was the solution? We tried slowing down the rate of which he’s fed, try to position him so he’s not in a position where he’s uncomfortable or applying pressure to his stomach and tried spacing them out further. Would love any input on what might be happening and what possible solutions there are!

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