Advice needed for a baby with refluxHi there, we have read other posts on here about homeopathic remedies for acid reflux and are hoping that you can help us and our baby.Our 8 month old girl Ellie (>19lbs.) has always had a sensitive stomach. After meals she becomes really uncomfortable resulting in arching her back, pulling her knees into her chest, waking up crying, sleeping less, hiccups, wet burps, and crying in her car seat. She hates the car seat and I think the position of it makes the reflux worse.
As a newborn she received multiple doses of two different antibiotics because it was thought she might have an infection, but tests came back negative for infection and the antibiotics were stopped. We think this may have disrupted her gut flora, but we really don't know for sure. She was solely breastfed until 6.5 months so were are hoping that her gut flora had a chance to renew itself. We tried a probiotic at one point around 2 months old but it resulted in her screaming and really uncomfortable so we stopped it. She has always had painful gas and silent acid reflux. We tried numerous ways of managing this, but refuse to put her on medication. What seemed to help the most was when I went on a FODMAP diet to lessen fermentation and gas build up. Her symptoms became manageable as long as I watched what I ate.
We have been supplementing the breast milk with formula, but every formula we try results in painful acid reflux, hiccups, wet burps, etc. She is at a healthy weight, tall, and very active. She seems to want more food and isn't fulfilled with my breast milk anymore. When we try rice cereal or soft foods it seems that her stomach has a hard time with it unless I really water it down very thin and build up very slowly day by day. She will cry as her system is digesting it and look as if her tummy is in pain.
We have tried many different types of formula; some make her really constipated, other brands over time have made the reflux worse. We have tried dairy and soy (all organic), goats milk , hemp protein, and only soy based formula. All of these formulas currently result in the same symptoms. She is also more constipated and only passing stools about two days apart. This is unusual for her. While breastfeeding she was having bowel movements after almost every time I fed her. However, I know that with this transition to formula with added fiber can result in a bit of constipation.
After reading some of the posts on here we purchased Hyland's #10 Nat. Phos 6x, Nux vomica 30c, and Arnica montana 30c. Do you have any suggestions for doses for her? We desperately want to get to the root of this and help fix the cause instead of just trying to treat the symptoms. Thanks so much in advance!
[message edited by BabyE on Wed, 09 Sep 2015 06:24:52 UTC]
BabyE on 2015-09-09
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