7 week old with reflux and colicHello,
I have a 7 week old infant girl who began to have reflux symptoms and colic around 3 weeks of age. I have eliminated soy and dairy from my diet for the past week at my pediatricians recommendation and my child's symptoms have continued to worsen. I have been giving Nat Phos 6x after each nursing 1 tab and it doesn't seem to be helping. I was giving gripe water when needed with minimal effect. I have colic calm this evening and her symptoms were the worst I have seen yet. The colic calm put her to sleep within 15 minutes. I burp her after each feed and she seems to burp well. She has increased spit up with curdled milk more frequently over the past week and used to only cry/ scream around dinner time for an hour or so and now it seems it's all day worse in the evening. She nurses well and has been gaining weight appropriately. I have an overactive let down and she coughs and chokes often when trying to nurse which exacerbates the reflux. The pediatrician has now recommended Zantac which I do not want to give but my baby is so miserable I need a solution. Please help. She currently weights 12 pounds. She was born at home, drug free. She pees and poops regularly and her stools are seedy yellow with mucus occasionally. I also had horrble acid reflux my entire pregnancy which I did not suffer with often prior and it was worse than I ever experienced. I myself am lactose intolerant which appeared to resolve during pregnancy and returned within the past 2 weeks.
[Edited by HolisticMama on 2017-08-30 03:57:33]
HolisticMama on 2017-08-30
You can write to Joe De Livera in his website. He promptly responds
♡ Reva V 3 years ago
HolisticMama 3 years ago
Given that your child is 7 weeks old, give half tablet immediately after the feeding and only once a day to start with. Please continue to write back if you have any questions.
♡ Reva V 3 years ago
I have already prescribed for this baby on my Website:
In reply to holisticmama.
I shall copy my default therapy for Baby GERD which I hope will help your baby.
The remedy is Nat Phos 12x 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 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 in 24 hours.
It seems to me that your baby suffers from overfeeding your Breast milk and you may like to try to reduce the quantity of milk you give for each feed to enable babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s digestion to stabilize. You may 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 30x 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.
Feel free to take the same Nat Phos 12x yourself for your GERD and report your progress in 48 hours.
♡ Joe De Livera 3 years ago
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