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2 month old suffering from bad reflex and lack of sleep

My son (2 months old) has been suffering strong bouts of reflux since his first week and its affected his sleep quite badly . 10-12 hrs of sleep in the first month , now down to ~8 hrs this past week. He takes a long time to calm down after each feed (usually every 4 hrs) and cannot sleep for more than an hour straight.

We have tried our dr prescribed zantac which made the reflex a little better but did not completely cure him. After reading other posts in this forum. We tried Nat phos 6x 1 tablet three times a day, mixed with breast milk, for 10 days. It did reduce his overall reflux but didnt address his lack of sleep. During this time we tried nux vomica 30c one pill dissolved in water for 2 days. We have stopped the homeopathic treatments for the last 3 days and are back to giving zantac twice a day.

My wife is almost completely off dairy as well.

Is there a right combination of the homeopathic remedies that would help reduce reflux and aid cure his extreme lack of sleep? Any help is grealty appreciated
[message edited by gradbharath on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:28:51 BST]
  gradbharath on 2014-09-20
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Medicines shouldn't be combined if you want to get genuine cure.

Nat-phos will not cure reflux unless it perfectly matches the specific symptoms your child has. Otherwise using it the way you have may suppress the symptoms and cause other symptoms to worsen. It can also make the reflux harder to cure.

A well selected homoeopathic remedy will cure all the important symptoms the patient, not just a small group of them. Giving one remedy for this and then another remedy for that actually creates more problems than it solves.
Evocationer 9 years ago
Thanks Evocationer for the advice.

i realize we made a mistake mixing in remedies and not following a course. I went by this thread
whose baby's symptoms closely matched my son reflux symptoms. Also my son's diminishing sleep cycle made me try everything possible to help his condition

I am not sure what the right course of medication is right now. Any suggestions ?
gradbharath 9 years ago
That therapy championed by Mr De Livera is not homoeopathy, and has a whole range of potential problems associated with it. While it sometimes removes the reflux symptoms (and that is not consistently true) it often leaves behind other symptoms, produces new ones, or allows the later return of the same symptoms it supposedly cured which might even be worse.

When you treat one set of symptoms and not the whole case, it is likely you suppress the symptoms and this degrades the person's health generally. There will be future problems from this, have no doubt. Those problems could be much harder to cure.

I will post a questionnaire I use for children. Not all the questions are age appropriate so ignore those ones, but try to answer everything else.

Describe each physical complaint/associated set of symptoms in detail. Please include the following when doing this:

1. Appearance
2. Sensation or pain
3. Situations/events/triggers for making it worse
4. Situations/events/triggers for making it better
5. Event that seemed to start the complaint
6. Other sensory features – smell, sound, taste, tactile etc

Make sure each complaint is done separately. Do not group them together. This is for physical complaints/diseases.


1. When the physical complaint is active, what is his/her emotional state like? What does he/she do? What does she/he want you to do?

2. Does he/she describe any unusual sensation or pain in the body, especially when they are complaining of something?

3. What fears does he/she have? How does she/he react?

4. Was there any incident in the past that had a great impact? What happened at the time? Is there any ongoing reaction to this event? How does he/she talk about it?

5. Is there any story (book, fairytale, cartoon, movie etc) that seems to really resonate with her/him? What does he/she say about it?

6. What kind of fantasies does she/he describe to you? How does this translate down into play, games, toys? Does he/she tend to draw particular things over and over? If so what are they? If you point to these images, what does she/he say about them?

7. Does he/she describe any dreams or nightmares to you, and what are they? How does she/he react on waking from them?

8. How is he/she when interacting with other children? What about sports or games? How about obeying rules or social conventions?

9. How is she/he when interacting with older people? Is there any difference between family or friends and strangers in terms of reactions and behavior?

10. What kind of activities does he/she enjoy doing? Which of these do she/he spend the most time at?

11. What qualities seem to make your child different from other children?

12. How does your child cope with school, school work, study, deadlines, speaking in front of others, following directions etc?

13. What kind of questions does he/she tend to ask you or other adults?

14. What makes her/him laugh? What makes him/her cry?

15. What makes him/her angry or irritable?

16. What does your child do when alone?

17. Is there a particular person or type of person that he/she reacts to, and what kind of reaction?


1. What position does he/she sleep in?
2. Is there any position he/she seems unable to sleep in?
3. Any unusual behavior during sleep?
4. Any problems with sleep?
5. What foods are craved (cravings are strong desires) What foods are hated?
6. What drinks are craved? What drinks are hated?
7. How does he/she react when hungry, or hunger is prolonged?
8. How does the weather affect?
9. How does the temperature affect?
10. Are there any other environmental influences negative or positive (season, noise, music, moon, light, dark, day, night, time, smells etc.)
11. Problems with stool or bowel habit?
Problems with urine or bladder habit?
12. Where does he/she sweat most? Does it stain or smell unusual?


1. What kind of health problems occurred while you were pregnant with your child?

2. Were there any other stresses or traumas that occurred?

3. Did the birth itself have any problems?

4. Do you remember if any symptoms occurred suddenly during pregnancy that then vanished after your child was born? Especially important are any emotional or mental changes during this time.
Evocationer 9 years ago

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