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17/04/2013 at 20:57
Couple of questions for you as gp useless today
what weight was your baby and what dosage of meds did you have
how long did it take for your lo to grow out of reflux and how did you know it was time to stop meds
D is now suffering from really bad wind too and I think this is the fact she takes the meds from siringe, anyone know if I can mix with breast milk?
other than tilting cots and keeping up right any tips? Been a horrible day with her and not looking forward to sleep less night again!
17/04/2013 at 21:15
Can't remember dosage I'm afraid.
Meds made a bit of an improvement but the really significant improvement only came when we started weaning at 17 weeks under advice of our paediatrician. I think we continued the drugs until about 6 months.
Only advice would be just keep her as upright as possible, so slinging, bouncy chair, anything like that. We had to co sleep because he would only sleep on me!
I think I gave the drugs in a bottle with formula in between bf but if she'll take a bottle can you express enough off to dilute the drugs?
17/04/2013 at 21:17
The thought of 6 months makes me cry! Poor thing!
17/04/2013 at 21:22
I feel your pain - My little girl was 7 weeks early - 4lb born.
Reflux was diagnosed soon after we got home she would have been about 8 weeks we tried gaviscon first couldn't get it in to her as breastfed at her 3 month consultant appointment she was put on 1ml of ranitidine and 1.5ml of domperidone 3 times a day she weighed about 9lbs by her 6 month appointment she came off them all. She was still very sickly but there was no pain with it.
She's now 8 months - she's still sickly :( it's grim because now she's weaning and it's proper vomit but I can cope with that because there's no pain.
She literally slept on me for first 4 months upright as only thing that soothed her she would only be on her tummy and wouldn't be put on her back.
I know there's pillows you can buy to relieve symptoms. Weaning has massively improved things but I think her just getting bigger and being upright were the biggest factors.
17/04/2013 at 23:10
As you're breastfeeding, it may be an idea to try cutting dairy out of your diary and see if it helps. Milk intolerance can also cause reflux and I know of friends who have tried it and it's helped massively. It may not, but could be worth a try.
17/04/2013 at 23:32
N was put on gaviscon at 8 weeks as he was projectile vomiting his feeds. We were told to tilt his mattress, wind after every ounce and keep upright for 20 mins after every feed. He also had colic. However Gaviscon made him terribly constipated and I had to fight at the GPs to get him ranitidine instead.
He then developed eczema at 4 months and it was from there the GP suspected a cows milk protein allergy. We saw a dietician, allergist and dermatologist and after trying several milks he ended up on Ranitidine for his reflux and Neocate milk which doesn't contain any dairy.
He still has reflux now at 14 months. I've always upped the dose of ranitidine myself based on his weight but I'm confident in doing so as I do it at work. His reflux is not good at the minute so I think I'm going to go see the GP.
Dont stop meds without your GP. Some GPs fob off reflux saying they'll grow out of it. This is quite frankly bollocks all help. It can take a year to grow out of it, and it's unacceptable for a baby to be in pain. If your GP is useless you need to see one who knows what they are doing with babies.
18/04/2013 at 00:31
I wa told by the GP recently 50% out grow it be 6 months and 90% by 1 year.
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