My LO had problems with gagging, vomitting, and gassiness. One of my friends suggested I eliminate dairy from my diet, so I tried it and saw a great improvement. All of her symptoms, even things I hadn't connected with it, have gotten much better. Of course she took a bottle like a champ in the hospital, but as the gagging and vomitting got worse it became much more of a hassle to give her one so I stopped trying. Her new doctor sent me to an occupational therapist to evaluate her latch, and apparently it's uncoordinated now. She doesn't pull the nipple into her mouth far enough (probably because if she did she would gag!), and so she only eats for a short time to keep herself full. The OT advised me to try and stretch out her feedings so she would be a little more hungry, my breasts would be more full, and it would be easier for her to eat more at one sitting. She wants to avoid my LO constantly eating to get enough in little bursts as she gets bigger and needs more food. I am on my third day of stretching out her feedings and it seems to be helping. LO starts out in a bassinette, but after about 4 hours she comes in bed with me and ends up permanently latched for the rest of the night. I have also made a concious effort to detach her during the night. I am waking up very full in the mornings again, so I guess this is working.
Has anyone else been through this?