by samarasmom (560 Posts), Sun Jul 25, 2004 04:20 pm
samara is 5 wks early and is a very good sized baby for her age ( 6 pds 12 oz ) but I have some concerns and since her peds is out of town for 2 wks and i dont trust the other doc i was hoping to get some advise from some moms who may have been thru this before and are unfortunately familiar.
1. There are some eating problems, she holds alot of her formula in her mouth and when she burps she cries like it hurts her stomach and like she is gassy, she was spitting up brown stuff that the doc said was partially digested formula so we switched her to Nutramigen to help with that and it has stopped the vomiting but not the gassiness.
2. On her back above her butt is a small area that looks like the skin is just closing up around her spine ( it kind of looks like a closed area of the disease spina bifida) not sure if this is normal since she is an early baby or what.
3. and last but not least when I had her at 35 wks and 1 day they said that the placenta was 'old' and was about 40-42 wks old and i was very lucky that she was born when she was for the simple fact that the placenta would have shut down and stopped nourishing her and she could have died.
NOt sure if anyone can help me with these questions but this is a place to start for some answers. Thanks if you can or cant help.