Childhood Diseases

Posted by: nono | 2010/04/14



Hi doc, I wrote a while ago about my boy who throws up after every feed. You suggested I see his paed, which we did. No tests were done. She advised me to feed him again after he vomits and to give smaller amounts of solids frequently. When I went to the paed he was 6 months and weighed 6.6. He''s now 8 months and weighs 7kg.

He still vomits if we give him any cooked veggies or purity veggies. He sometimes keeps down cereal, yoghurt and purity(fruit flavours) and his formula. Will giving him only the cereal, yoghurt and purity not negatively affect his development? He''s otherwise a happy and very active baby. He sits on his own, crawls, tries to walk along balancing on furniture and I can see teeth in his bottom gum coming along.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a baby boy of 7 months is 8.3kg. Your son's weight is far below the average and is in the lowest 2% for all babies of his age! This is very concerning. The combination of him vomiting or rather refluxing plus his limited diet is causing his failure to gain weight.Your baby either has severe reflux or is allergic to one or other food he eats. I believe that he has a reflux problem. Please either go back to your paediatrician or get a second opinion because you really do have a problem here.Do not leave the paediatrician's rooms until you have a clear diagnosis of your baby's problem.Please let me know what happens once you have seen a paediatrician.

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