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21/11/2013 at 05:30
S has been given ranitidine for his silent reflux which seems to be helping, he is more settled anyway.
However, his nappies are green and more explosive than ever and he is still grunting and squirming all time. We started the ranitidine on Friday, how long should I give it? Are green nappies to be expected? I was worried about milk oversupply and him not getting enough of the fatty milk but health visitor said that his weight gain is fine so its just one of those things...
21/11/2013 at 08:03
It may be the ranitidine (never used it, so no experience), but worth looking at what you're eating, grapes and other acidic fruit definitely affected A.
21/11/2013 at 08:24
Sorry I know I keep piping up with this but henry had this which didn't clear until he started specialist milk as his was a result of a milk allergy. All the symptoms I silent reflux along with it
21/11/2013 at 09:02
21/11/2013 at 09:15
Popcorn, the first time A started renatadine (along with domperidone) i gave it 10 days and it did nothing. I went back and they changed her dose along with the amount of times a day she took it. I'm pretty sure renitidine is the one out the two that makes everything move through the system so it's not sitting in the system for too long so that could explain the explosive nappies. A still really seems to strain to pop tho (even though they're not ver solid) and has terrible flatulance still that causes her distress. The upped dose hassle her slightly more settled but only marginally and we still get all the above plus screaming in the evening. We have nutramigen to try which we're going to give a go at the weekend as last time we tried she refused to drink it. I really hope our babies are sorted and more settled and happy soon x
21/11/2013 at 12:16
Thanks md, its so hard isn't it? I'm still questioning the reflux diagnosis because he's perfectly happy on his back and the doctor diagnosed it purely by the fact that he arches his back while feeding. I'm not convinced by it, just so confused by it all. Feel like a rubbish mum because I can't settle him. I don't even get time to go to the loo he's so high maintenance and I've cried at baby massage and to my neighbour already today. I talked to my H about giving up BFing because I am spending all day feeding or rocking S and I'm questioning whether he's nourished enough by it because of these green nappies but H won't let me stop :(
21/11/2013 at 16:30
Oh Popcorn, I'm sorry you're feeling like this. I feel totally the same - A wont be put down an like you say, it's an endless cycle of feeding, rocking and questioning yourself constantly. I hope you can take some comfort from knowing you're not the only one feeling like this. I had one doctor tell me there was nothing wrong with her - she was was just a fussy baby and since then I've doubted myself constantly. I just keep on like its Groundhog Day, waiting for the day when it suddenly doesn't bother her any more! Would your H let you mix feed? At the end of the day, if its really upsetting you to continue to BF as its making you doubt yourself, I'm sure he'd understand rather than have you upset? We start a daily thread - the reflux daily survival thread! x
21/11/2013 at 17:30
I think he will let us mix feed he's just convinced that it will lead to giving up altogether and that I will wind up regretting it. My mum came round this afternoon and held S while he slept so we had a great afternoon of peace and quiet so am feeling a bit better for some rest and conversation. As horrible as it is to know that your little one is in pain its nice to have someone who understands what its like to be constantly watching your baby in much discomfort and be questioning yourself all the time, so thank you xxx
21/11/2013 at 22:08
I was going to suggest citrus like BG orange juice was not great for disco at the start. Also I know you probably alreaddy are but try and keep your caffiene intake to a minimum I found that this really helpped with setteling disco.
I Don't know about the medication but disco had green nappies when he had rotovirus (green explosive nappies were pretty much they only symptom for us) he was alreaddy uncomfty due to silent reflux.
Hope it all settles for you soon and little one is more comfortable
21/11/2013 at 22:27
Could be milk protein intolerance as S was just the same, although she wasn't putting on weight so they blamed my milk to start with. You could try cutting out dairy from your diet
for a couple of weeks to see if it helps. X
21/11/2013 at 22:30
Oh and if he is intolerant and you give him formula the symptoms will be even worse, believe me! Some babies do just have green poos for no real reason. How can he not be nourished by your breast milk - he's putting on weight and growing! X
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