Acid Reflux in 5 week oldMy son was born on 4/1/13 and was 9 lbs 5 oz and 16 days early. On 4/18 he started to spit up in large amounts after feedings. He is exclusively feeding on breast milk and I just thought it was something I ate. It had not resolved and I saw the dr on 4/24 and they thought he was a 'happy spitter'. By the following week, he was no longer a happy spitter and crying after each feeding. On 4/29 he was put on Zantac (1.3 ml two times a day). As of yesterday (5/6), I have seen no improvement, and he is now actually screaming 95% of the time after a feeding, so was back to the dr today. They indicated it was likely not working because he had gained weight (just over 13 lbs at 5 weeks) and he is now taking 1.3 ml three times a day. In looking at natural remedies today, I saw several posts regarding Nat Phos 6x and would like to understand more about how much to give him (saw some with full tablet after each meal, some with half), duration, etc. I would really like to relieve his symptoms without having him on meds that don't seem to be helping. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
kbslp22 on 2013-05-08
One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 2 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 2 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.
Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
[message edited by kadwa on Wed, 08 May 2013 08:36:09 BST]
♡ kadwa last decade
kbslp22 last decade
I shall copy my default therapy for Baby GERD and you can see for yourself how very quickly baby responds.
It is very likely that your baby suffers from Gastric Reflux aka GERD (Gastro Esophagal Reflux Disease)
The remedy that has proved to be very effective for Baby GERD is:
Nat Phos 6x dose half tablet dissolved in milk given immediately after a feed.
It is essential 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.
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 last decade
I have been burping the baby immediately and also watching what I have been eating (cutting out dairy, gassy foods, etc).
I will start with the Nat Phos 6x dosage, but am going to hold off on the Amica 30c at this time.
Will report back 24 hours after first dosage which I am hoping is today.
kbslp22 last decade
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