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Silent reflux in 4 month infant

My little one is having health issues. Hoping to get some advice.
It started when she was about 2.5 months old ( She is almost 4 months now). She suddenly started waking after 45 mins when she took naps. She was always a small feeder. She nurses only one side every time. I think she takes about 2-3 oz every time. So she wants to nurse often. Almost every hour or 1 and half hour. Slowly the problem increased. She would be fussy a lot of the time. The pediatrician thought it could be due to colic or teething or reflux or ear infection. They did find a little ear infection so gave her anti-biotics. Since it had been more than2 weeks since all this started, I thought her body is not able to fight it by itself so I reluctantly gave her the Anti-biotics “Amoxicillin”. The following next week, she got her first shots (vaccinations). After that her situation has worsened. She nurses very little, then she will arch her back and fuss or cry. She burps but is still fussy. So I try to walk which she does not like. I try to rock she does not like. I try to nurse again thinking maybe she is still hungry. But she refuses it, she arches her back and now cries loudly. I keep her down. She talks and coos for sometime then starts complaining again. She cannot go for her nap. So I try everything again and eventually after trying for an hour or so she falls asleep for her nap. And she wakes up in 30 to 45 mins!! Since she has not completed her sleep she gets tired in an hour again and we go through the same routine. It is exhausting for both of us. I feel miserable that I am not able to help her and also my older child is getting neglected. Want to mention that as she is nursing or after she nurses for a little while, most of the time, she passes gas or small amount of stool with gas or I hear noises from her tummy or sometime she gets hiccups. And because she has not been nursing well, I started getting milk supply issues. Then I have to do pumping to keep the stimulation so the body will get the message to make more. Else the baby gets very upset since now she is not getting enough and the let down is slow. Everything seems to be a mess. I don’t know how long we will carry on like this. we have no life other than doing this.
Her night time feedings are better, but she does not get deep sleep even in the night. After her first night time waking, she will keep moving he whole body. He eyes are closed but she moves her head side to side, and move her arms and her legs. Not sure if she is in discomfort. I have tried burping but she does not have any burp.
The doctor thinks she might have silent reflux since she does not spit out the milk. She will turn 4 months next week. The doctor has given her over the counter medicine that will coat the stomach lining. I do not want to give her any such medications or any of the other anti-acid prescription medications.
Please advice if there is any hoemopathy remedy to treat my 4 month old's health problem. Looking forward to your responses.
  Nisha_2012 on 2012-06-17
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Hello again.:)
I will study your post and see if I can come up with an answer, and a medicine for your child.
If you remember other things, in relation to your child's illness, please write them down.

Dr. P
Parakletos last decade
Arch her back, can you explain more?
Lifting herself up with feet and head, so her stomach is up? Or pull her legs up towards stomach?
[message edited by Parakletos on Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:12:00 BST]
Parakletos last decade
Yes by Arching her back, I mean “Lifting herself up with feet and head, so her stomach is up”. One more thing-she used to get a lot of hiccups when she was very small first 2 months. Even now she gets them but not that often.
I try to keep her room dark and quite where I nurse and put her for naps and night time. When she starts to fuss and cry after feeding, I sometimes get exhausted and take her to another room. She will then stop fussing and look around. She is so alert and curious . After some time, she starts fussing again. And I think it sleeps after an hour because by that time the milk maybe digested or gone down? Not sure…Her stools have also become thin. She drools a lot and makes spit bubbles from her mouth. Because of all this the doctor thought that maybe she is early teething. But these symptoms have started since she was 2.5 -3 months and now she is 4 and no teeth has come out. So it may not be teething I think. Otherwise she is a happy baby when she is not going through all this. Her weight thank God is ok now. She has dropped on the weight chart but she is doing ok. She was 85 percentile when she was born , now she is on 50 percentile but gaining not losing weight, so doctor said it was ok. Hmm…can’t think of anything else. Please let me know if you need to know anything specific.

Thanks for your time.
Nisha_2012 last decade
Hello Nisha.
I have investigated this case with your daughter, but I must admit that it is difficult to find a medicine that is appropriate. Mostly due to lack of info, and it is of course quite natural when one is dealing with a small child. But I found a medicine that might be relevant, Rheum palmatum.
You can buy it in potence 12C and 30C.

Dr. P
Parakletos last decade

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