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What is the difference between plain old possetting and reflux? The MHN I spoke to today said that possetting was just a bit of dribble after a feed. My son alternates between a large dribble and a full on vomit after and during breastfeeds. He sometimes find this very distressing. He just about always throws up in his sleep (it's on his clothes or bedlinen or both). I would have thought this is beyond possetting. At night he probably spends a lot of time comfort feeding as well which doesn't help I guess. Any ideas? Thanks, Jo
Yep sounds a bit more then just the normal posseting to me. To be on the safe side i would get him checked by your Dr.
Best of luck
Reflux vommiting is more like it seems like they have emptied thier whole stomach all over you, the couch the floor and the towel you always have to wear. At every feed.
Go and see your GP if you are worried sometimes MHN are not the best people to talk to about medical conditions.
We have an appointment on Tues afternoon with the GP. We have also noticed that sometimes when he burps he seems to be in pain and cries. Maybe there's some acid coming up with the burp? We've elevated the head of his bed and try to keep him upright for a while after feeding. That has helped with the vomitting a bit. He's still quite unsettled though. You can hear and feel his digestive system rumbling away a lot of the time. Poor baby!
Silent reflux is when the baby has stomach contents refluxing up into the esophagus, without the big vomits on the outside. I copied Mikenzee's Mum's post from another thread in this section for the symptoms of reflux:
* constant or sudden crying or colic like symptoms
* irritability and pain
* poor sleep habits typically with frequent waking
* arching their necks and back during or after eating
* frequent feeds (eg. hourly for hours on end each day)
* spitting-up or vomiting
* wet burp or frequent hiccups
* frequent ear infections or sinus congestion
* refusing food or accepting only a few bites despite being hungry or the exact opposite requiring constant small meals or liquid
* food/oral aversions
* excessive drooling
* running nose, sinus infections
* swallowing problems, gagging, choking frequent red, sore throat without infection present
* respiratory problems—pneumonia, bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, night-time cough, aspiration
* poor weight gain, weight loss, failure to thrive, excessive weight gain
* bad breath
I've added a few in there.
Josh has silent reflux and he would get upset when he burped too, but never really chucked much.
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