Silent reflux baby 8 weeksDear gentlemen,
I am desperately looking for some advice on my baby's reflux. He was a content baby before it started 3 weeks ago (finished expressing breast milk to add to his formula around that time). He used to feed on demand and was able to take up to 140ml, now i am feeding him on the schedule during the day ( every 2 hours around 100ml).The problem is that he gets hungry ( or needs to suckle due to the acid?) one hour after the feed and if i give him food he starts crying, kicking his legs, pull off the botlle. So he cries asking for food and once he gets it, he cries of pain.
I tried to be giving him smaller portions twice as often but he cannot get full with that and screams asking for more until the next feed. I keep him upright after each meal, he also became extremely difficult to be burped.
The only times he is able to finish his 120 ml bottle is during the night feed, i assume that because the gap between the meals is longer he can accomodate food without that much problem, but then he is becoming so restless, he constantly moves in his cot, grunt, cough.
I am loosing my sanity,and feeling guilty as i dont know how much i should feed him as he screams both when he doesnt get enough or because of acid due to overeating,
P. S he was prescribed zantac, but despite my mum pushing me to give it to him, i dont want to harm him with a quick fix and leave with longer problems
Denimum on 2013-02-07
In your baby's case you will use Nat Phos 6x dose half tablet after a feed but not to exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours.
I would like to congratulate you on NOT GIVING ZANTAC as it would have marred baby's future growth.
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
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.
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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.
♡ Joe De Livera 8 years ago
Thank you for getting back to me,
I have done what you suggested and (together with small frequent 2hourly meals) the baby seems calmer, he has had 2 painful episodes, both in the evenings before going to bed.
The medicine definitely calms him and he appears more content, he sleeps better at night except for the morning hours when he becomes restless
Do i continue giving him same dose after every meal?
P. S i do not breast feed, so he only gets Nat phos 0.5 tablet after every meal
Denimum 8 years ago
I guess spoke too fast,
Last night was a nightmare, the baby frailed his hands, kicked legs when feeding, could not settle to sleep.
He is also very difficult to burp, maybe the wind causing him additional discomfort . Can i give him infacol so he can pass wind easier?
Please what do i do next
Denimum 8 years ago
You will continue the Nat Phos therapy as usual but you can add Nux Vomica 30c in the Wet dose half teaspoonful given twice daily to reinforce the action of the NP and help baby to stabilize his digestive process.
You might also consider changing his Formula.
I do not know what Infacol is and would prefer that you avoid it.
♡ Joe De Livera 8 years ago
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