6 month old silent reflux...baby thin and in painHello, I'm a mother of a 6 month old who has been in terrible pain due to reflux since he was two weeks old. He used to comfort feed and wqs gaining weight well but he was always in the 25th percentile even though he fed almost all the time, sometimes at a 3-4 hour stretch. Even then he wouldn't gain weight as much as other babies would at his age. When he became 3 months old, his pain reached a peak and he started refusing feeds. His weight gain slowed down and he is very very thin now for his age, 14 lbs at 6.5 months.
He used to have a wheezing sound and arch his back while feeding, he has stopped wheezing but still arches his back when feeding during a reflux spell and cries and cried and cried in a hoarse voice as soon as he has a little bit of milk. Even when he is starving he is not able to drink and needs to be calmed and carried and fed little by little until he goes to sleep and can then feed properly.
His stool is often green and mucusy since he was just a few weeks old and has not stopped being like that.
He took Ranitidine and Famotidine Nux Vomica Natrum Phos and Aethusia 30 and though everything helps sometimes, nothing has helped consistently. There are still good weeks and terrible weeks where he suffers terribly.
I don't know what to do anymore, please any help would be appreciated, i have started him on solids but only rice cereal which is homemade and i mix my milk in it.
How can I help my baby? I will pray for all of you who help me
Onki on 2016-01-29
Please email me as the forum is not sending email notifications.
fitness 4 years ago
The remedy is Nat Phos 6x which is a Biochemic Cell Salt and is NOT a drug. It is absolutely safe in use and you may like to look it up on Google.
You will give baby half a tablet dissolved in milk a few minutes before every feed and the balance half immediately after a feed but you will not exceed a total of 6 tablets (12 halves) 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 every 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 2 years old as the after effects in some cases can add to the problems with GERD.
Do not give the MMR Vaccine in One shot as there is plenty of evidence on the Web of severe side effects which can result. You are advised to give it in 3 separate shots if you must do so, after baby is 2 years old.
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.
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.
You will stop all other drugs you may be giving baby if you start on my therapy.
You are invited to visit my Website linked below if I do not respond to your post in the event of your needing any further advice as the automatic alerts have been cancelled by the owner of this Forum Simon Broadley due to interference from SPAM.
♡ Joe De Livera 4 years ago
Mr. Delivera I have tried Nat Phos and it hasn't cured him as yet
Onki 4 years ago
To post a reply, you must first LOG ON or Register
Information given in this forum is given by way of exchange of views only, and those views are not necessarily those of ABC Homeopathy. It is not to be treated as a medical diagnosis or prescription, and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a qualified homeopath or physician. It is possible that advice given here may be dangerous, and you should make your own checks that it is safe. If symptoms persist, seek professional medical attention. Bear in mind that even minor symptoms can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, and a timely diagnosis by your doctor could save your life.