Right now I am worried. Something is wrong with our sweet little Sprout. I have been trying very hard not to worry TOO much, but sometimes I can't help it.
It all started about three weeks ago. Sprout had been showing an interest in food, so we mashed up some avocado with breastmilk and gave it to her. She wasn't the most coordinated eater, but she did take a good couple of bites. Later that day she vomited. I was concerned, but tried not to panic. A few days later we gave her some more avocado and she vomited again. Cue (internalized) panic.
So, perhaps stupidly, I started googling.
Apparently avocado is a latex-based food (who knew?) and as such can trigger an reaction in people with an allergy/sensitivity. We decided avocado and other latex-based foods were to be avoided.
We tried brown rice cereal. She vomited again.
We made the decision not to try any other "solids" until she had been vomit-free for a few days. Well, she seemed to be vomiting every three to five days, so no more solids have been introduced.
At her six month appointment last week we mentioned it to our pediatrician. He tends to take a wait-and-see approach, so we weren't surprised when he said he thought we should just continue to monitor things and track them, and if we noticed an increase in frequency, to come back in.
Since then she has been vomiting daily.
My mind is all over the place wondering what's wrong. Maybe it is a food allergy, maybe it's a reaction to something I'm eating, maybe she's over-eating, she's had a cold the past week so it could be post-nasal drip causing stomach upset, or it could be motion sickness from being in the car, or it could be any combination of these things. I've also worried it could be salmonella poisoning (from the cat, who has salmonella) or leukemia (which runs in my family), but try not to let my mind go there.
Anyway, we have an appointment on Sunday at the pediatricians' office. I hope we get some answers. Or better yet, I hope she stops vomiting before then and we don't.