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24/07/2013 at 09:55
I have made yet another GP appointment for P this afteenoon but just wanted to see what you think of these symptoms.
So 90% of the time P is happy and smiley. Quite content to lay on her mat and play, happy laying flat in her crib at night (after a bit of shuffling and a little moaning but not proper crying). But then some days, like Monday, the only time she isnt crying is when she is feeding. Does anyone else's LO seem to have the odd day of non stop crying but is happy to lay flat which in theory is a no-no for reflux babies?
My plan today was to ask for something thats easier to get her to take as she is on Gaviscon at the moment but only gets one sachet once or twice a day in a formula top up and never has the whole bottle. But now i am questioning if this is reflux?? Surely her worst time would be after a formula feed when she is full right up but last night she was happy laying straight down in the crib (although of course she will have just had Gaviscon) but also after the bf only nightfeed she will go straight down every night. Sometimes i can hear liquid coming up so i know she gets it sometimes but her symptoms seem really sporadic. Does anyone else find this?
She also does this thing where sometimes in the evening mainly, i bf her and know she is still hungry but screams and screams when i offer her top up. She is arching her back and crying inconsolably and the only way to calm her down is to bf her again so she is calm enough for a bottle.
On a bad day like Monday the only way to calm her is to bf her. I tried everything else - rocking, bouncing, in the car, in the buggy, in the carrier etc. I am worrying that i am having to bf her just to console her on bad days as i worry about weight gain - i am taking her to be weighed next week. Does this sound like typical reflux behaviour??
24/07/2013 at 09:59
MM I don't have much advice to give but wanted to offer a shoulder to cry on. I'm too at my wits end as to what's up with O. No one except my Hv will listen to me, still so frustrating and I feel like all the people who could help aren't interested, ie drs
I have a feeling it's going to be a long journey and one where we feel we are taking the world on!
24/07/2013 at 10:04
Yes i second that - thank you. I think because it isnt detrimental to their healrh or weight gain they arent bothered but they dont have to watch their newborn screaming in pain x
24/07/2013 at 10:08
Absolutely. My dr basically said he wot remember the pain and he'd just have to put up with it. She was a bit gob smacked when I told her it was awful that you'd be put in prison for leaving an animal in pain but its ok to leave a baby like it. They are treated like second rate citizens just because they don't have their own voice.
24/07/2013 at 10:37
I know. It makes me so cross.
24/07/2013 at 22:33
Aurora does not have silent reflux, she has non silent mummy bathes in vomit daily reflux, but definitely has days where feeding is the only time that she is soothed, she is also generally quite a happy baby regardless of the amount that she has been sick and can lie flat now she is older, sitting on the floor bent in the middle always means she vomits up what is in her tummy. As they get older they can start to grow out of it 50% at 6 months so i would say it should get more sporadic and then stop perhaps. My Paed also suggested weaning early can help to mature the digestive system of babies with reflux to help with the symptoms.
24/07/2013 at 22:50
I too am at my wits end trying to work out what is causing my wee man pain. He was definately suffering reflux but seems a lot better on this new formula although he bubbles at the mouth it does not seem to cause him pain. He is now extremely constipated though and has started screaming when I try to wind him again. Perhaps it's wind? Or maybe he is so bunged up it is causing the reflux to get worse? We are at the doctors tomorrow for his injections and I want to get something for the constipation but am dreading the looks from the HV which seem to indicate she thinks I am nuts!
25/07/2013 at 08:08
Jrj.. Sounds the same as my little man on the gaviscon.. Still lots of bubbles and occasional winces of pain but its now the constipation that's more of a problem!
25/07/2013 at 08:09
Mm.. Sorry.. No advice Hun..just to say your not alone.. I think as missus said on other thread maybe you should ask for a referral x
25/07/2013 at 11:12
It's awful isn't it BB? They can be so dismissive and if you are insistent they assume it's because you can't cope!
Today I have been recommended a tiny amount of prune juice. Anyone else tried this? How much does it take?
25/07/2013 at 12:02
Jrj what formula are you using?
I have heard about prune juice but not done it myself. did the gp recommend?
25/07/2013 at 12:29
We have just switched from Nutramigen 1 to Nutramigen AA. I have lost count od the various ones we have tried!
GP and HV both recommended the prune juice. I have already tried a touch of brown sugar in water which worked a little bit. Poor mite is sitting on my knee trying to go now :(
25/07/2013 at 12:50
A friend of mine said about brown sugar...think that's an old fashioned method! They say the old ways are the best!
Let me know how the juice goes. My Lo has managed to go this morning with a bit of leg pushing from me. Bless him.
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