Baby refluxLooking for remedy advice for an 8 week old baby
Baby was in hospital for 8 days after birth with methadone withdrawl he was placed with us in Foster care from hospital.He is suffering from really bad reflux after every feed here are my observations
Constantly thrashes arms and legs only happy when held
Only feeds 3oz struggles to get wind up then is always sick when put down even in elevated position
Sick looks like part mucus part milk and comes effortlessly
Baby has lots of wind and this upsets him when he passes wind.
He is in more pain on the lead up to passing stools but slightly better afterwards.
He is very pale and had a very spotty face for the first 4 weeks
He likes to be held all the time and will wake when put down even if he appears in a deep sleep.he likes to turn his face into a blanket when he does sleep.
I have already tried nat phos and nux vomit
Baby was prescribed milk for intolerence 4 weeks ago
Any help or advice would be much appreciated
frankie112 on 2016-09-14
1. To treat a baby need mother's physical mental health details during pregnancy and during & soon after birth (baby's condition also).
2. "Happy when held"...up?
3. Passes wind?....which way?
4. "Sick when put down"...is it in while putting down or after?
4. Does he cling to someone near or screams, expecially while putting down?
4. Who prescribed Nat-phos & Nux?
5. Explain inside of his mouth?
DrKulkarni 4 years ago
Baby is sat upright for approx 20 minutes after every feed he starts vomiting within minutes of being placed in his cot or chair any angle that is not upright.
I do not know the physical or mental health of mother but she took methadone throughout the pregnancy and lives in a chaotic environment with domestic violence issues also.Baby was placed in special care and showed 11 episodes of withdrawl(difficult to settle and console) in the 8 days he was there he was given paracetamol during these episodes of distress.
He gets regular hiccups but most of his wind is from his bottom.I cannot see anything in his mouth to make comment on other than it looks quite dry.
I gave Nux based on a thread on this site from another foster carer who was getting a baby on drugs withdrawl it seemed to work for the week I was giving it 30c once per day but I didn't want continue without advice I gave Nat Phos tissue salts based on lots of forums about reflux but have had no success.baby seems thoroughly miserable and in pain I just want to help him if I can
He is on a baby probiotic for gut health but no prescribed drugs
frankie112 4 years ago
Give him Bryonia alba 200c (Buy minimum qty available in shop), 1 drop in 1 tablespoon clean water. Feed all once only as single dose (not at intervals). Even if he could not finish all doesn't matter, discard remaining.
Wait for 24 hours do not panic or do anything but just observe him and report after 24 hours.
DrKulkarni 4 years ago
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