Distended belly

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NYMommy04's picture
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Distended belly

At just 7 days old, my little peanut's belly blew up. It was so distended that she looked like a pregnant baby. We have seen the specialist, done the test and they have no clue. It's a ton of air in there. Anyone else gone threw this? FYI she's almost 6 months old and still having issues..

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I have no advice at all, but I am so sorry you are going through this. :bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

NYMommy04's picture
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I'm so fed up with the specialist we go to. She'll like it's just air.. The quit investigating the issue.. I'm just going to call it quits going to that dr. I heard there it pt that can help relieve the issue.

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I just saw you are from WNY. That is were I grew up and all of my family lives.

I would strongly suggest if you are not happy with your current doctor, to get a second opinion. Either Erie or Cleveland?

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we go for 6 month on tue, so I'm going to ask the ped their opinion..

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mmm air? has she had a BM? I haven't had this happen but my little ones belly seems to be pretty tight when she's gone 3-4 days without a poop. She's gone back the age that I heard of in the NICU about preemie bellys being big. Our daughter never had this problem, she's on the little side. It makes diapers and clothes still small. I would def look into a new dr. I hate when they don't seem to have an answer and just wanna wait and see.

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she poops and burps good. Little poop machine went 3x in the last 24hr. They were like it's from the bottles... She had the issue while tube feeding. Personally I think it has to do with how her body breaks stuff down and creating air, not swallowing air..

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You are the one who knows her the best. If you feel something is not right, insist on a second opinion.

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We are going to try Craniosacral Therapy