My poor baby girl started throwing up at about 5 pm this evening. She has never really been a pukey baby, not even when she was an infant, she never spit up much.
She is 14 months old.
She was vomiting about once every 10 to 15 minutes until 8 pm when she started going limp and turned very pale. I tried nursing her a few times during those three hours, but she threw it up immediately. We also tried a little Perdialyte but that came back up as well.
We finally felt we could not wait it out anymore, we were so afraid she would get dehydrated, so we headed to the ER. Poor baby just kepy throwing up the whole way there and in the waiting room.
I felt so incredibly bad. Her main source of comfort is and has always been nursing, but they did not want me to nurse her, understandably so, since she was just throwing it up. I asked them to hold off on an IV, I really did not want her poked, in the hopes that she might be able to keep something down. We kept trying tiny amounts of Pedialyte, spaced out every 5 minutes until FINALLY she stopped throwing it up.
We are home now and it has been about 2 hours since she threw up. She is fussing because she wants to nurse and daddy is walking with her, trying to get her back to sleep. She always nurses in the middle of the night when she wakes up.
I feel really frustrated that the one thing I am so proud of doing just for her does not work in this situation and is almost even a hinderance, since that is what she wants to sooth herself with.
I think we are in for a long night. They told me not to nurse her again until morning, assuming she does not throw up, and then to only let her nurse for 5minutes every hour until she has not thrown up for at least 3 hours.
Does this sound correct? I know that milk is irritating to the stomach when it is upset, well at least cow's milk is, but you always hear about how bm is THE best, most natural thing you can put in your baby's stomach. Does anyone know if it is as irritating as cow's milk to an upset tummy? I am trying not to second guess her doctor, it is just breaking my heart to hear her crying when I know exactly what she wants.