For Infant GerdMy 8 week old son has silent reflux. It took the doctor over a month and a half to diagnose it during which he would cry incessantly, refuse to be put down and sleep very little. He has a voracious appetite and tends to overfeed... im guessing to soothe the silent reflux. He also gags and coughs during feeding and needs to be buried several times in between.
On recommendation of my homeopath I started him on aethusa 200 4 pills twice a day. It helped remarkably. The reflux disappeared to the point where I could feed him lying down flat and he slept for 2 four hr stretches at night. He also began sleeping in the day. I then stopped it after 15 days. It was ok for a week and then it resurfaced. He had mucous formation in the nose and throat along with wheezing especially in the morning. He was also badly constipated and is passing stool once in 2-3 days. He takes several small feeds woth lots of burps, arching and crying. I need to hold him upright most of the time he is up. Especially towards the evenings.
I restarted Aethusa 200 4 pills twice a day on recommendation of my homeopath along with homeopathic gripe called zerogrype that i get in India. I also began giving him Rantac last week when the reflux resurfaced and i was at my wits end.
What can I give him to help?
Khush Engineer on 2016-02-23
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.
If you wish to contact me you may do so on my Website:
♡ Joe De Livera 6 years ago
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