Attn: Joe De Livera - 3 month old Acid RefluxOur son was born 2/16/14 at 9.1 lbs and 21.5 inches long. He is now around 12lbs. He was jaundice for a little over a week from the time he was born. He was strictly breastfed up until around 9 weeks. We decided to try formula because he was having an issue getting enough with just breast milk. About a month ago it was brought to our attention he may have acid reflux. Our doctor has since put him on 1 ml of Ranitidine 2x a day to help with his symptoms. They are as follows:
- He seems to be very restless off and on through out the day. He doesn't want to be put down or laid flat.
- He doesn't drink more than 2 to 3 oz at a time. We use Gerber Gentle formula since it worked the best with our oldest son.
-He has recently started to spit up more after feedings. I am not sure if it is because he is eating too much or he is uncomfortable (this just started as of yesterday)
-He couldn't get comfortable after feeding when he was just breast milk or even now with formula. (I did do placenta encapsulation when I was nursing)
-He usually only has a bowel movement once every other day (both with breast milk to start and with formula)
-We recently have tried to put a little cereal in his bottles to help with the fussiness, but that doesn't seem to be making it any better. Should we continue?
We do take the boys to a chiropractor a couple times a month for the wellness factor. I try not to give them more medicine they need, so I did a little research and found that you have done a lot with Nat Phos 6x with babies. But everything thread I found seemed to be just breastfed babies. Can I still use it for our son even though he is formula fed? If so how do I go bout doing that? If I can't use that do you have any suggestions??
devoe17 on 2014-05-27
I shall copy my default therapy for Baby GERD which I have prescribed to hundreds of babies and which I hope will help your baby too.
The remedy that has proved to be very effective for Baby GERD is:
Nat Phos 6x tablet dissolved in milk given immediately after a feed. Start with half tablet but if the response is not as expected, you may increase to a full tablet but you will not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours.
You may like to try to reduce the quantity of milk you give for each feed to enable baby's digestion to stabilize. You will however feed more often. 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.
It is best not to vaccinate Baby till s/he is over a year old as the after effects in some cases can add to the problems with GERD.
Do not give Baby any solid food till s/he is over 8 months of age.
You (the mother) will take Nat Phos 6x dose 2 tablets after each of 3 meals daily. The idea is that your milk will pass the effect to baby. You may like to know that Nat Phos 6x will 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.
If you discover that baby does not respond to the Nat Phos 6x alone and this has occurred in a few cases, you will contact me again and I shall then prescribe another remedy to reinforce the action of Nat Phos 6x.
♡ Joe De Livera 6 years ago
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