Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and feeding problem in Infant.My daughter is now 9 months old, and has a NG tube to feed her.
History: She used to drink milk fine till 5th month. We introduced solids at 5thmonth. She used to take cereal and Gerber fruit 1st stage and for few weeks she liked her food and used to finish her feeding in few minutes. She was fine except throwing up and it got better once we introduced her solid food. She is on Prevacid for her Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from past 3 months.
Problem: Her problem started at 6th month. She slowly started to refuse her food. She use to keep her food in mouth for long time, and was also not drinking formula. She used to take only 4 to 6 oz formula per day and 1 time solid and 1 fruit that too we had to force feed her.
Doctor's Diagnosis: Her pediatrician recommended her to GI Doctor. GI did swallow study, Upper GI and Endoscopy with biopsy. In swallow study they found that she is having difficulty in swallowing thin liquids, they recommended us to go for honey thickened consistent liquids. They did every test like Endoscopy with biopsy, Brain MRI, and EEG etc and found nothing. Its been almost 1 ½ month on NG tube and she gained around 1 lb 7oz . Doctors worked with nutritionist and told us to feed her 2 oz of cereal 4 times a day, rest of the formula by NG in the day and 10 hrs continuous drip in night (total she needs to take 30 oz Similac Alimentumn formula per day). After getting home. for few days she was fine with this food schedule and she used to take at least 3 time her cereal by mouth. Slowly she started refusing to take it by mouth and went down to 1 time by mouth.
From past 15 days she completely stopped eating by mouth and when we try to feed she locks her lips. She now seems to have a total food aversion. When we are eating something she grabs it and puts it in her mouth but if we try to feed the same stuff, she locks her lips. She is active, playing and doing all stuff except eating.
We are worried that her feeding problem is getting worse day by day. We will really appreciate if anyone can give us any kind of suggestions on Homeopathy treatment.I believe in homeopathy and I use it since I am a child.
Is there any treatment available in Homeopathy for this kind of problem?
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nanadell on 2011-04-12
I would recommend that you present your case to Dr Prasanta Banerji who is the one Homeopath whom I respect and who I feel will be able to help her.
Contact details below:
info at pbhrfindia.org
PRASANTA BANERJI HOMEOPATHIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Please keep me advised of his response by email to my address you will find on my profile and do not mention my name if and when you do contact him.
♡ Joe De Livera last decade
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