Re: failure to thrive, was told to wean
We waited and waited cause we were so scared of the endoscopy, in hindsight it was not bad at all. The thing that scared us most was that they use general anesthesia. They were very good and it was great that she was still nursing like the pp said. She was able to nurse until maybe 4 hrs prior and then immediately after. Breastmilk is counted as a clear liquid and they were all thrilled that we were still nursing. They all thought it was wonderful and we were never criticized one bit. We actually gave pumped milk in a cup in recovery since she refuses to nurse outside our home. We were there maybe 2 hrs and even got home in time for her nap which she was happy to take. Prior to that we had blood work done and they had checked the stool multiple times to see if there was any blood which would indicate an allergy. They only found mild acid damage in her stomach. Is your lo on any acid reducers or show any signs of reflux pain? DD2 never showed much sign but I do think the medicine helped her. We have been to many ped GI's and I would not be surprised if they want to try her on Zantac or prevacid just to see if it helps. They are both easy to give and it is a good way to see if there is something wrong. I hope that helps, feel free to PM me if I can offer any more advice.
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.