Attn: Joe De Livera - Infant Acid Reflux and ConstipationHi! I hope you can help...
I have been to two different doctors on this subject. My lo has difficulty with congestion that is unexplained. One doctor said it is normal, but in my heart I believe it is not. The congestion gets worse in his nose and chest after he eats. He is also very constipated and fussy. He is formula fed due to issues with breast feeding. We switched to a 'gentle' formula. Also, after he eats it seems as though the formula keeps coming back up but he rarely spits up (it sounds as though he is choking/gagging).
Before the doctor prescribes him any meds for reflux, I am interested in trying Nux Vomica for the constipation and Nat Phos 6x for the acid reflux. I am not sure about the dosage or if it is safe for a 3 week old baby. He is just so miserable and not sleeping very well :(
He is 3 weeks and about 8 pounds.
n.catie on 2013-03-22
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.
Nux Vomica 30c in the Wet dose about 300ml after a feed twice daily.
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 .
The remedies prescribed are quite safe for your baby whose GERD should soon stabilize when you will stop the therapy.
I note that you have given up on breast feeding him but I would strongly recommend it as there is absolutely nothing to equal breast milk.
♡ Joe De Livera last decade
Is the Nat Phos 6x okay to be dissolved in formula or does it need to be regular milk?
n.catie last decade
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