Reflux in Infant
Hello. My daughter is almost nine weeks old and weighs almost ten pounds. She has been diagnosed with acid reflux
and struggles with colic like symptoms as a result. She spits up quite a bit, hates lying down on her back, passes a lot of gas, and is in so much pain. I would prefer to try to treat her reflux with natural methods as opposed to the traditional western medicines. I know Nat Phos 6x
is a common remedy to be prescribed so I'm wondering if I should begin there...?
If so, am I able to use the wet dose as opposed to the pellets so that I won't have to dissolve them in water to give her a dose after each feed?
Thank you so much for all of your help!
andrea.k on 2016-05-20
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I am not a prescriber, but I just wanted to say that Nat phos 6x
has helped 2 of my infant nephews with reflux. I believe both of my sisters dosed differently- one wet dose, and the other dry. I have also used it for my newborn- just a couple pellets a day before or after feeding took care of his silent reflux. If you google Joe DeLivera, he has a protocol that is effective. Hope this helps!
Jackie1 6 years ago
Thank you. I really appreciate your response. I am currently using 1 pellet of Nat Phos 6x
in a 1/2 tsp of boiled (but now lukewarm water) and giving it to my daughter after each feeding in a medicine dropper. I am still keeping her in an upright position for about 20 or so minutes after each feeding. She has seemed to improve though still spits up some and I know she is in pain still. I am hoping to see more improvement. If you like to share any more of your experiences, (ie; exact dosage that you have used), I'd really appreciate it! :)
andrea.k 6 years ago
If she is some improved, then I think it is helping. It will take a little time to resolve. I have also heard it recommended that the mother take Nat phos 6
a couple times a day. Being that it is a cell salt, it certainly won't hurt. I have also read that Joe DeLivera recommends arnica
for the baby - 30th potency once a day, I believe, to help heal the esophagus lining if the reflux has been ongoing and damage has occurred ( hard to tell, in my opinion). Also, in my experience, the amount of spit up isn't really a concern unless it leads to failure to thrive. If a baby spits up and isn't bothered by it, I would not worry about it. Also, my very favorite homeopathy site, JoetteCallabrese. Com, might have some additional recommendations if you search her site. Se also recommends Nat phos 6,
as the premiere reflux remedy. Other factors (again, in my experience with 4 nursing babies) in reflux are over-active letdown, tongue ties, and taking in too much air, off the top of my head. If you are having any nursing issues, it would be worth it to have a internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) evaluate a nursing session or 2 to pinpoint possible problems. I have also had my babies worked on by either a trusted chiropractor or a cranial sacral therapist. Those have worked wonders for us in regards to nursing issues, colic, and it can benefit reflux babies. I hope you find something to help soon!
Jackie1 6 years ago
I'm sorry, Joettecalabrese.com.
And re reading what you wrote about colic
symptoms and gas
, I would certainly evaluate how she's nursing and if your let down is too much to handle initially. My last 2 babies were both tongue and lip tied, and I had an oversupply of milk in the beginning, so when they first began nursing it often choked and "drowned" them. I often pumped first thing in the morning to slow down the milk flow and they took in much less air that way. Just somthing to be aware of :)
Jackie1 6 years ago
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