Silent reflux - 12 week babyHello everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone minded giving me a little advice on behalf of my 12 week baby girl - Lily, who suffers from silent reflux and suspected dairy intolerance. I had a long labour and an emergency section in the end.
Lily is currently on Gaviscon, Omeprazole and Ranitidine. Her formula is Nutramigen 1.
She is on 1 sachet of Gaviscon per feed and used to be on 7.5mg of Omeprazole, this caused her to get awful insomnia so her dosage was reduced to 3mg of Omeprazole and Ranitidine was added in at 1ml x 3 times a day. Lily has been on Omeprazole for 6 weeks.
The first day we gave her ranitidine she went very lethargic and ever since then (2 weeks ago) she is either asleep or wanting to sleep so I feel it is making her too drowsy, which is a side effect of the meds. She is not even interested in playing with her toys, if I lie her on her play mat she just falls straight asleep. Her reflux is also very bad now, I see no point in giving her drugs that are not helping her. I hate her taking these medications and the side effects are horrible.
I have done a little googling of natural cures for acid reflux and came across a few people who had successfully used nat phos 6x to help with their babies reflux. I ordered some off Helios today and it should be here by Saturday.
There is not much information on how to give the nat phos to the baby, do I dissolve it in water or put it in her bottle please? Lily has 6 bottles a day, should I give a tablet with each feed, if so before or after? Sorry for the million questions! Also, should I stop her omeprazole and ranitidine when I begin the nat phos?
Any guidance would be really appreciated!
A month ago I spoke to Helios about the situation and they advised I try 3 doses of aconite as she may be in shock after the labour, Colycynth for her colicy tummy and Nux Vom for when she gets constipated. I dont feel the aconite or colycynth help, the nux vom does help if shes constipated, which is pretty much all the time due to the Gaviscon!
Thank you for all your help,
AlisonA88 on 2014-12-04
Nat-phos used as a blanket reflux medicine tends to create more problems than it solves. I would caution you about going down that path, as I have seen it actually make things worse.
Do you have access to F2F homoeopathic treatment? That would be ideal as long as the person is qualified and practices homoeopathy according to the basic rules.
I could take the case here if you like - forum prescribing is a lot more difficult but we do work for free here.
♡ Evocationer 5 years ago
What country are you in?
If in Usa, you can google Mary Aspinwall ( she is from the
UK) has 30 years exp and teaches homeopathy- She will
do cases like this on the phone for $50 plus follow up.
Or Also in USA google Lia Bello, a nurse homeopath,
who has the same exp as Mary Aspinwall and teaches
too, same price and follow ups included.
♡ simone717 5 years ago
Could you please elaborate on how Nat-phos can make things worse when used for reflux?
chaebop 5 years ago
Homoeopathy on the other hand seeks to adjust the control symptoms of the body (psyche, neurological, endocrinological, immunological) which are creating the symptoms (by altering the thing that controls those systems, the vital energy). This allows us to actually cure the disease completely, rather than just hide it or push the symptoms elsewhere.
The other issue with prescribing medicines in this way (not based on the actual symptoms but the name of the condition) is that our remedies can produce significant side effects, which most often happens because they are not suited to the whole case but just one part of it. The remedies attempt to change the entire case, so anywhere it is not suited is changed also, and this produces unwanted secondary effects.
♡ Evocationer 5 years ago
Evocationer, Thank you for taking the time to elaborate on this topic for me. I would love more individualized symptom based treatment for my son. I was actually hoping either you or Fitness would respond to my individual post, but unfortunately I received a generic answer by another homeopath. If you have the time and wouldn't mind checking it out, I would appreciate your input.
chaebop 5 years ago
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