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Teething and infant reflux

My son is 7 wks old and has been diagnosed with reflux. He is taking omeoprazole but there is no improvement. To make things worse he is starting thething. I need help as what remedy can i give him for both conditions or what remedies can i mix in order to help him. His symptoms for reflux are: regurgitation of food ( he is breast feeding and taking formula), pain is worse at night, constipation, flatulance, his stomach makes noises while eating like bubbles popping up, sweats in the head while eating, restlessness, waking up several times during his naps, uneven eating patterns meaning sometimes he acts as if he didn't know how to suck. Likes to be held all the time.
His symptoms for teething are the drooling, he makes bubbles, rubs his hands on his gums and his gums look more redish than usual. Pain is worse during the day and sometimes it affects his feedings, restlessness. Wakes up during naps as if frightened.
I tried chamomillia for teething and have mixed results with it.. Some days it works some days it doesn't. I only give him one dose a day.
For reflux I tried nux vomica with horrible results ( crankiness, lots if pain, loss of appetite, diarrhea and no sleep) I also tried belladonna but I didn't notice any change. I should mention I've only been using the pallets dissolved in water and giving him couple drops.
Please any advice will be really greatful!!!
  Lolita0422 on 2012-12-26
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
It is very likely that your baby suffers from Gastric Reflux aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease)

The remedies that have proved to be very effective for Baby GERD are:

Nat Phos 6x dose half tablet dissolved in milk given immediately after a feed

Arnica 30c in the Wet dose given twice daily. Half teaspoonful is a dose.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Liquid pack in Alcohol, also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard at least 6 times before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this enhances the effect of the remedy on the user.

You will STOP all other drugs prescribed for baby which as you have already seen have not done any good.

Please confirm that you burp baby immediately after each feed.

You will avoid eating all food that can cause any distress to baby.You must know that they are passed on to baby through your breast milk.

You (the mother) will take Nat Phos 6x dose 2 tablets after each of 3 meals daily and Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily. The idea is that your milk will pass the effect to baby. You may like to know that this remedy will also help to reduce your weight by 1kg per week very safely.

Report progress in 24 hours and as often as you wish on this thread .
Joe De Livera last decade
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you very much for your prompt reply and have to say I was hoping for you to be the one who answered.. I do burp my sin after each feeding and after reading another post on reluctant I did ordered the remedies.
My questions are:
Do I give him the NP after each single feeding?
Will this remedy work for his teething pain?
Or should I keep on giving him chamomillia?
Thanks for you help!
Lolita0422 last decade
You will give him HALF tablet of NP after every feed at the start but not to exceed 3 tablets daily.

Forget the teething pain which is only temporary and will most likely be helped by the Arnica.

Do not mix the Chamomilla as it may interfere with the GERD therapy.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thanks again as soon as I get the remedies ordered online I will start reporting his progress.
Lolita0422 last decade
Mr. DeLivera I already got the medicine ordered online and I have some questions:
Can I give my son the NP and arnica together? Or right after each other?
How long should I give him this for?
When do I take the NP and arnica.. Right after meals, before meals?
Can I mix them NP and arnica together?
Will the arnica make me sleepy?
Also you mentioned I will lose weight with the remedies.. Will this apply to my son too?
Sorry for the long list.. Just want to make sure I'm doing things right..
Lolita0422 last decade
I see that you have not read and understood my therapy for Baby GERD and I shall copy my therapy again below:

The remedies that have proved to be very effective for Baby GERD are:

Nat Phos 6x dose half tablet dissolved in milk given immediately after a feed

Arnica 30c in the Wet dose given twice daily. Half teaspoonful is a dose.

For the moment you do not need to give him the Arnica till we observe how the Nat Phos alone helps him.

In any event you will not mix any 2 Homeopathic remedies together. You will leave about half hour between them.

When do I take the NP and arnica.. Right after meals, before meals?
It is best to take any remedy before meals.

Can I mix them NP and arnica together?
See above

Will the arnica make me sleepy?
Do report if it does.

Also you mentioned I will lose weight with the remedies.. Will this apply to my son too?
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Joe:
It's been 24 hours since the first dose of NP and the results have been amazing!!
The regurgitation of liquids stopped immediately after giving him NP, the arching back, painful swallowing, pulling off the breast or bottle and even the constipation were gone as of yesterday..
I do have to say that my son eats more than 6x a day so on the feedings that I didn't give him the NP the symptoms will come back (the regurgitation, painful swallowing and pulling off the breast or bottle).
Could I give him the half a tablet after each single feeding?
As happy as I am with the results I am also bummed that NP didn't help with the sleep, if anything he was fussier and giving me a hard time to go down for a nap. When he finally did he will wake up 15 minutes after as if frightened and will take me like an hour to put him down.. Could the arnica help with this?
I did not take the remedies myself as you suggested because I wanted to see the results on him first.. But I will follow your recommendation and start doing so today.
My questions now are:
How long should I keep on giving him NP for and should I keep on giving him the same dose?
I feed and put down for naps on demand. I wanted to fix the reflux problem before starting a schedule with him. Therefore sometimes he will breast feed and 15 minutes later will ask for a bottle.. Can I give him 2 doses of NP in such short time.. What can I do?
Same thing for the arnica.. Since he doesn't have a schedule can I give him right before a feeding since we don't have a schedule?
Lastly I'm currently taking fenugreek capsules to increase my milk supply coil these interfere with the NP and arnica?
Thanks for all the help!!! Your therapy has really changed my son's short life,, he is not so miserable as before and I'm sure whatever you recommend for the sleep problems will work just as fine as the reflux therapy!!
Thanks s bunch
Lolita0422 last decade
Glad to learn that baby has responded to my therapy aka 'Joepathy' in just 24 hours and that all is well.
You can now reduce the quantity of the water in which you dissolved the tablet and keep him at a minimum dosage after a feed. The Nat Phos was only a stop gap to correct the imbalance in his digestive system which now seems to have been done in just 24 hours. You do not have to give him the Arnica but you can take it yourself thrice daily in the Wet dose.

I must mention here that I admire you for NOT consulting a pediatrician which is what anyone who has a cranky baby will do and you would have been prescribed a PPI drug like Nexium to stop the secretion of excess acid. This would have made a bad situation infinitely worse for baby as it is a drug that creates more problems than in solves in Adults. In babies it may create HAVOC.

You will also start on the Nat Phos dose 2 tablets taken 4 times daily and this may make it possible for its beneficial effect to pass over to baby through your milk. You will weight yourself and report your weight loss which should be at least 1kg per week.

You may continue with the Fenugreek to help lactation. Massage of your breasts is also recommended to open up the glands. The Arnica will also help.

Please keep me advised of his progress as his case is a shining example of how Joepathy works.
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear joe:
Today was day 2 on the NP and the symptoms were not good :(
The reflux has shown up again even after giving him the NP.
The regurgitation of liquids is back and he is now spitting up liquids like curds which it never happen before.
He was very upset, sleeping for few minutes at a time and only on my arms. Bringing up his knees to his belly, and feeling uncomfortable when held in a vertical position.
He also sounded as if he was congested but no discharge was seen. This made feeding difficult because he kept on choking.
No BM today but not really worried about it since yesterday he really had big soiled diapers. I'm really confused.. Yesterday with only the first dose of NP he was fine, he even had 2 good naps and was in a very good mood.
I started taking the NP and arnica myself..
Please Joe any recommendations on new dosages and how to improve his sleep are so needed right now.. I have faith on the Joetheraphy since it already showed me it works!!!!
But my baby and I need some serious sleep!!!
I remember that when I was giving him the chamomillia he was more peaceful, sleeping better.. But his reflux was no good.. Is there anything similar to it that will help with sleep and his reflux?
Also u did not mention if its ok for me to give him the NP after each feeding even if that means 15 minutes right after the previous feeding
Thanks for your help and I look forward to your suggestions!!
Lolita0422 last decade
I believe that we were celebrating too soon but DO NOT PANIC.

Keep on with the Nat Phos 6x but do not exceed over 4 tablets daily which you will give him dissolved in water. You do not have to give him after every feed but you will learn how to keep him comfortable after a feed.

You will also get Nux Vomica 30c in the Liquid Dilution which you will give him about quarter teaspoonful thrice daily. This remedy should hopefully fix the problem with the Nat Phos.

After we have solved his current problem with GERD we will start him on a few drops of Arnica 30c which will hopefully help him to sleep better. You may like to know that both Nat Phos and Arnica promote sleep both in adults and even in babies.

I presume that you burp him after every feed on your shoulder and massaging or pressing his back to promote burps.

Where do you live?
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear joe:
I live in NY and the only way to get the liquid remedies is online. I do have nix vomica in pellets. Could I use this meanwhile? If so what is the dosage?
I want to add to his symptoms:
Very gassy, not wanting to burp and crying every time I tried to burp him.
Also his head feels very warm but no fever.
Recently woke up from his nap after throwing up. And has been in pain and with a lot of reflux I have him a whole tablet of NP out of desperation!!
Please help he is miserable again and his reflux is like out of whack!!!
Lolita0422 last decade
Ok I wanted to post about his symptoms after giving him a whole NP tablet.
He had a large amount of regurgitation but was relaxed soon after. His head feels really warm but thus could be a result from how uncomfortable he feels. He did get back to sleep and it didn't take me too long to put him down.
Could it be that he needs a bigger dose instead?
I forgot to ask u.. If I start the nux vomica should I give it to him after the NP or before a feeding?
Thanks a lot Joe
Lolita0422 last decade
I believe that the answer is to give him a whole tablet of Nat Phos 6x.

The problem I have is not knowing how large the tablet is as this varies from country to country and in the case of a baby who is just a few weeks old, I prefer to be conservative in my therapy.

However you have proved me wrong in doing so and have given him a whole tablet and this has WORKED !!!

Please be conservative in your use of Nat Phos but I can reassure you that cannot be classified as a drug and it is certainly not a Dangerous remedy with virtually not negative side effects.

I feel that baby required a full tablet to settle his digestive system and it is very likely that he will not be wanting a whole tablet with every future feed as his own digestive system will take over and not require any remedy to help it to perform normally.

Since he is on the mend with the Nat Phos 6x, you need not give him the Nux Vomica for the moment as this cannot be considered at the same level as Nat Phos 6x.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thanks for your reply Joe. So should I stick to using 4 tabs per day max. And give it to him when I think is needed?
How long should I stay with this dosage?
Lolita0422 last decade
Little update on my son's status. Today is day 3 and he has had 2 whole tablets of NP so far.
He still has the regurgitation of liquids, crankiness and fights his naps. Only sleeps for shot amounts if time and preferably on my arms. Now I do have to say this happens only during the day. At night he sleeps between 4 and 5 hours but I think is because he is exhausted from not really sleeping during the day.
He is still very gassy and no BM today either.
As for me I have noticed that since I've been taking the arnica and NP I developed pain in my lower abdomen. Really painful if standing up and while bread feeding.
Also emotionally I feel tired, overwhelmed, and without hope.
I was really tired before but my spirit was up, so I do associate these new symptoms to the remedies.
I am hoping he will get better and that u can help me with his healing process.
Happy holidays and hope to hear from u soon!!
Lolita0422 last decade
Let us give him half a teaspoonful of Nux Vomica 30c in the Wet dose which you now know how to make with just 3 drops in a 500ml bottle of spring water. You will give this to him before a feed twice daily.

You will also give him a whole tablet of Nat Phos 6x after a feed but not over 3 tablets per day till his problems with reflux stabilise.

If you feel that the Nat Phos and the Arnica are causing you distress you can stop them. I do not think however that your pain and other ailments are due to either of them

Happy New Year to you and let us hope that baby will respond to my therapy soon. Many other babies whom I have treated with the same therapy using just half the dose have responded as you can read on this forum.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thanks Joe I will follow your indications. But due to the holidays some companies are closed and I may not be able to order the liquid nux vomica soon enough.
I have the Boiron pellets can I use them in the meanwhile if so what us the dosage?
I did use nux vomica before and the results were disastrous.. Hope to have better luck this time around!!
Hope to hear from you and thanks for all your help!!
Lolita0422 last decade
You can use the Nux Vomica 30c pellets till you get the Liquid Dilution which is essential for the Wet dose.

You will use just 6 pellets in the bottle of water and follow my instructions.

I hope this will settle his problems.
Joe De Livera last decade
Ok so I gave him the wet dose of Nux vomica and he still has the regurgitation if liquids. Still no bowel movement and I think this is now bothering him. He is very gassy and sometimes looks as if he was trying to push a poppie out but he is unable.
He's sleep during the day us still horrible!! Sleeping for short amounts if time and waking up as if frightened.
I ordered the liquid firm of the remedy so I will post as soon as I get it.
I did stop the NP and arnica I do feel a little better regarding my pain and getting better emotionally.
Thanks joe fir all the help.. I will post as soon as I get the liquid solution.
Lolita0422 last decade
You may have to consult a pediatrician to diagnose the reason for his not pooping.

When did he poop last and what has been the pattern so far?

You can try massaging his abdomen to help him to poop.
Joe De Livera last decade
He hasn't had a BM since saturday... We've been having this problem since he was born but the peditrician insists on this being normal. Sometimes he can go up to a week without pooping.
Lolita0422 last decade
Dear joe:
This past 2 days have been great!! He is been sleeping good and not cranky or fussy at all.
Yesterday I did not give him the NP or Nux vomica at all and was fine without it. He even had a big bowel movement..
Hi is still swallowing liquid while sleeping. Sounds wheezy as if with a cold or congested nose. Gassy. But none if these symptoms seem to bother him for these past two days.
What should I do?
Keep on giving him the same dose of NP?
Continue with the Nux vomica or give him arnica for his GERD?
Thanks for your help!!
Lolita0422 last decade
Glad to learn that his digestive system has finally kicked in and that he is back to normal.

You do not have to give him any remedies or other drugs now but keep the Nat Phos for use if and when necessary. You have referred to GERD but I feel that this is unlikely as you stated that you did not give him any remedies for 2 days.

I too agree that babies can go for a few days without pooping but not doing so for a week is perhaps stretching it too far. However you have a qualified opinion from your paediatrician and that is all there is to it.

Remember that Nat Phos is a good laxative and if he gets constipated you have a good remedy at hand.

Watch his breathing and if he shows any distress like Asthma, feel free to contact me for the remedy.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you joe for getting back to me!! So I can rest assured that these symptoms do not mean he still needs the NP?
I really have to thank u because these 2 days were as if I have a total different child. Most importantly he was happy and not fussy at all.
I really hope for this to stay so that we can both rest!!!
Thank u very much for your advice and great help joe. I will post in case anything changes!!!
Thanks again
Lolita0422 last decade

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