Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Wilma | 2010-06-17


Baby losing weight

My baby boy is 17 weeks old now and he has been on and off losing weight. He was 3.53 at birth and since 6 weeks ago he has been from 6.1 down to 5.6 then back to 6.1 now he is again just under 6kgs. He is happy and very content. He vomits a lot though. He also has green stools. I breastfeed him and used to give him one S26 feed at night. I stopped with the S26 and put him on Soya now. The vomiting stopped for a week now we back to the start. No matter what I give him...breast or bottle..he vomits out a lot of it...
He is also very stuffy and chesty all the time. He feeds 2-4 hourly and is always content after feed. He sleeps 12 hours at night.
What should I do? I have tried everything, gaviscon, losec,telament,Novolac AR, he just vomits....

Expert's Reply



Your baby almost certainly has quite severe reflux. He must be seen by a paediatrician and the correct anti-reflux medicine must be given. This is usually a combination of Motilium and Losec. Use an anti-reflux formula in the meantime such as Novalac AR while you are waiting to see the paediatrician.

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Posted by: Wilma | 2010-06-17

We suspect bhe is lactose intollerant? Can i still give that?

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