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Reflux in 4 month old-Help Help HELP!

I am just about at my wits end with the reflux in my 4 month old. He's been on Zantac for the last 2 months (which hasn't really helped him at all…and the doctor/pharmacist hasn't adjusted his dosage--he's still getting the same amount he was getting when he was 12 pounds. Grr.)

He's also been on Soy formula, Gentlease, and Hypoallergenic (this was all after I tried for 2 months to breastfeed using an elimination diet that didn't work-my husband is lactose intolerant and my pediatrician strongly believes my LO is as well).

I've tried cutting back on the amount he gets during each feeding, thickening his bottles with cereal, and now we've graduated to eating cereal with a spoon since he should be starting solids in another week or two. To tell you all the truth, I am dreading starting solids because I can just imagine how difficult his reflux will be when it's more than just milk…

I've poured through websites and forums and we've tried all types of mylicon drops, gripe water, colic calm…you name it, we've tried it. Nothing helps, and I'm exhausted from the constant cycle of feeding/spitting/laundry. I'd like to hold my child without having to wear a raincoat or using a bath towel as a burp rag.

I've seen the various forums that talk about the Nat. Phos 6x and I am more than willing to try this, but I have a few questions.

Firstly, the dosage. We haven't been back to the doctor since his 2 month check up, but from our scale at home, my LO is 20 pounds (which, by the way, I think is awfully high-I think the first few months of his life, he would over eat trying to compensate for the burning sensations from the reflux). He'll be going to his 4 month check up at the pediatrician this Monday. I may just burst into hysterical tears if he tells me that my little man is over the weight he is supposed to be and that he'll just 'grow out of it eventually.' It's all I've heard from practically anyone.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!!!
 
  jennishoe83 on 2013-11-13
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Here are some options for treatment of this.

First, if you don't know the actual cause of colic is unknown but it is
an acute condition that passes on its own. When you get the right homeopathic
medicines you can see relief in an hour altho repeated doses need to be
given when symptoms return and eventually doses are less and less till gone.

I would stop giving him any cereal in his bottle or otherwise till this
is resolved and of course stop any medications.

1. Nat phos 6x cell salt is a protocol developed by Joe de Livera, who has
been on this forum for years and he is not a homeopath or does he
believe in classical homeopathy, but he has pioneered this nat phos therapy
which has helped many in a very short period of time. So this is a
take this for that' approach just so you know and not a traditional homeo
approach. Cell salts are a sub system of homeopathy, there are 12 of them,
they work by balancing the cell interior so food is absorbed properly.
Nat phos is noted for helping and regulating acidic conditions. You can
talk to Joe on his own site http://www.joedelivera.com - Joe is not on here
everyday.

2. You can work with a seasoned homeopath by phone on this. This is called
an acute problem and there are two master homeopaths I can suggest.
Mary Aspinwall in Santa Barbara, and Lia Bello a nurse homeopath in
New Mexico. They will work with you on remedy and follow up for $50.

3. You can answer questions about the child on this forum, if you want
someone on here to try to diagnose like Mary Aspinwall or Lia. We only
have a few homeopaths on this forum with a real practice- you can click
peoples names to see their profile.
 
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