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Infant painful gases, constipated and reflux

Hi, I really hope someone can help us. My 7 week old boy was just diagnosed with acid reflux. He is currently breastfed and sometimes supplemented with a little milk based formula. He will start to breastfeed, but after about 3 minutes into feedings he gets very fussy, irritated, starts crying out loud and starts kicking his legs. Once this starts it's almost impossible to keep on feeding him. We assume he gets acid reflux pain. He also passes some very bad smelling gases all the time, it seems to bother him a lot since he usually cries out loud. He will go long periods (8 days so far the most) without a bowel movement and feels very uncomfortable. Doctors are telling us that this can be normal for a breastfed baby, but obviously he is very uncomfortable and straining all the time to no success! He has also poor sleeping habits. He seems never satisfied. Sometimes he'll cry for the breast, once I latch him on he'll refuse it. This goes on until he is so exhausted and finally falls to sleep. Does anybody have any suggestions? I read some other posts about this earlier and somebody suggested nat phos. Could this be right for my little one?
  alliander on 2011-07-17
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Doctors will say anything to get you out of their clinic sometimes - normal, what rubbish. They simply can't admit that they don't know what is wrong, and even if they did they couldn't help you. Perhaps they are suggesting that breast milk is bad for babies lol?

Nat-phos is one way to approach this, the other is to take the symptoms in detail and prescribe a homoeopathic medicine. It is your choice as to which way to go. Joe De Livra is the one you want to speak to about Nat-phos therapy.

David Kempson
Professional Homoeopath
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Thanks so much for your reply. I would love to visit a professional homeopath but unfortunately there is none in my area. I'm not very fond of the doctors here, say prescribed him zantac, three times a day. I believe he is too fragile and little to take such strong medicines daily! Maybe i should try the nat phos since I don't have a professional homeopath in my area to talk to.
alliander last decade
There are a couple of professional homoeopaths on this forum, all of which work for nothing here.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I am glad to note that you have already read my advice to mothers whose babies suffered from the same gastric problem like your baby boy. I would like to complement you for not following your pediatrician's advice as the PPI drug Zantac can wreak havoc in your infant's body in his future life. The medical profession refuses to accept that Homeopathy can help suffering humanity in a manner that Big Pharma cannot equal.

Nat Phos 6x is the remedy and you can give him just half tablet dissolved in your milk or in a little water immediately after a feed.

At his age of 7 weeks I advise mothers to take 2 tablets an hour before a feed as the effect is transferred in the breast milk to the baby but since you state that he is constipated, you can give the Nat Phos 6x to him directly as it will also help to stabilize his bowel movements.

You may also consider taking 2 tablets of NP twice daily after each of two meals as it will help to reduce your weight by 1-2kg per week very safely.

Order the Nat Phos 6x Biochemic Cell Salt from your nearest Homeopathic Pharmacy. You may need about 100gm.

Report progress in 48 hours.
Joe De Livera last decade

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