Dear Joe De Livera - Reflux in 8 week old infantDear Joe De Livera -
Our son is 8 weeks old and has been suffering from what we strongly believe is reflux since his birth. He has all of the classic symptoms of reflux:
- Constantly spits up (curdled breast milk) directly after feedings as well as hours after feedings
- Projectile Vomits
- General restlessness
- Gagging and choking durring feedings as well as hrs after feedings
- Clearing of throat
- We can actually hear when he is refluxing as well as feel it if we are holding him at the time...generally when this is happening he will either spit up, vomit or start choking immediately after
- He has to sleep in a semi upright position, a vibrating chair
- He is just generally not a very content baby aside from when he is sleeping
- He will wake from sleep crying out in what seems to be excruciating pain (we assume this is due to him refluxing)
I have eliminated dairy from my diet as well as other foods to rule out any reaction to that as the cause (rather than reflux). This has not affected his symptoms.
We have tried gripe water as well as gas drops which have no effect.
I have tried feeding him smaller meals more frequently which has no effect, symptoms remain the same.
We have been in communication with our pediatrician (who has recommended all of the above items), according to them our next step will be an antacid drug (we assume Zantac or something similar) for our son, which is a road we do not want to go down.
I have read on another forum of a mother that (under your guidance) used Nat Phos 6x to cure reflux with her 4 month old infant.
We are at the point that we would like to try this method (if you think it is appropriate) of treatment on our son but are looking for your guidance.
According to my description do you believe that Nat Phos 6x would be the proper course of action and if so in what form and dosage? Our son is 8 weeks old and weighs just over 12 pounds.
Thank you in advance for your input.
elewis on 2013-03-30
I shall copy below my default therapy for Baby GERD:
It is very likely that your baby suffers from Gastric Reflux aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease)
The remedy that have proved to be very effective for Baby GERD is:
Nat Phos 6x dose half tablet dissolved in milk given immediately after a feed.
I note that you were prescribed Zantac but did not give it to baby so far.
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 3 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.
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.
Report progress in 24 hours and as often as you wish on this thread .
♡ Joe De Livera 8 years ago
elewis 8 years ago
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