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5 week old with reflux and Colic symptoms

Hi, my son was born 5 weeks early, and is now 5 weeks and 4 days old. He appears to have some digestive issues, which were first diagnosed as colic, but I think its reflux or a combination of the 2. We have tried gripe water, infacol and colief, and they all only make a slight difference, I am fed up of giving him all these medicines as none of them are really aking him better! He is breastfed, with the occasional addition of a formula based bottle (maximum one a day). He has a slightly swollen abdomen, he passes passes his stools and urine well, but he seems to be griping a lot, especially at night. When he gripes and moans, he is VERY LOUD and will go red in the face eventually he will sometimes pass wind, burp, vomit or pass a stool. Once something comes out he seems to be content again for a short period of time, before the griping starts again. At night, he brings back all of his feeds, usually through his nose and mouth and can't breath. If he doesn't bring it up you can hear it bubbling in the back of his throat, and in his nose, so he snuffles. When griping, he also arches his back for comfort. Sometimes he will also scream in pain after he has burped, or while he is hicupping - he also hiccups a lot during the day. Are there any remedies that will help with all these symptoms? I am now desperate as he has now been very hard to console today!
  forbzy on 2008-08-19
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.

My son also had reflux (GERD) so I can empathise with you though not that early. I can't recommend anything though not being an expert, I just wondered why the formula feeding is necessary? Breast milk is much much easier to digest than formula- perhaps this is the problem? Also, he may be sensitive to something you are eating?

Good luck to you, it is stressful comforting a colicky baby.
Lyman last decade
I agree with Lyman. It could be the formula many babies cannot tolerate cow milk. My 2nd child was very colicky and she was allergic to cow milk and soy. She was so sensitive that I had to eliminate it from my diet because of nursing. I know what you are going through but it does come to an end and I have found homeopathy has really helped my newest little one. I hope you find the right remedy soon.
mullek79 last decade

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