Paediatric i'm afraid! I have a 7 month old, who has delayed gastric emptying (t1/2 180) and was on lansoprazole, she developed faltering growth - from 6 wks slid down growth charts. I'm pretty certain she has overgrowth because she is abnormally gassy - burps and farts like you wouldn't believe, can feel milk fermenting in her even, has pain on feeding and is distressed and cries a lot, and doesn't gain weight despite vast amounts of calories (more than enough for catch-up growth, she's under a dietician). Obviously i stopped the lansoprazole.
Also had a trial of metronidazole by a paediatrician who wasn't convinced of overgrowth - she gained 10oz in one week - the best gain ever! But recurrent symptoms of misery and gassiness. Stools are loose, offensive and extremely variable.
Does she need repeated antibiotics? Wasn't completely better on metronidazole i have to say. And acidophilus made her worse - tons worse.
Any thoughts? We see the paediatric gastroenterologist next week.
You may want to consider starting with some stool tests to see if you can pinpoint changes in bacterial species/problems. You may also want to consider find out if a change in what she's eating/drinking might make a difference.
actually she's been on several different milks on prescription - including neocate - which is elemental - ruled out allergies as she was no better. she suffers badly with carb rich foods - i suspect as the bacteria love carbs and ferment it. She really is a suffering baby.
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