Were our babies seperated at birth? My son is also on 20mg of Losec from 9wks and is Elecare. It is so funny you mentioned Rene Rees - she is my angel!!! It is expensive but I would pay double for what she has done for our family (especially bub). I live further down the coast and it cost us what you mentioned but she goes through everything (food;sleep;behavour ect).
I am pretty sure she will recommend putting bubba on his belly. Because they are so overtired they jolt alot more than normal "normal sleeping" bubs. I was so stressed at first but I got an angel monitor and now I can rest assure that the alarm will go off if he stops breathing. I figure that my bub is old enough and has good head control, and if he prefers that then so be it.
Also, she says not to wrap baby. I know, I was a bit sceptical but he has no dramas. Even at night (he sleeps on his back-I don't know why he wont during the day? I think there is more noise during the day to wake him) he has no dramas with being free!
Anyway, I would totally recommend getting Rene out. She has changed our lives!! We still have bad moments, but you can get through them because you know that he will be asleep and you can regain yourself!!
Also I have heard that alot of bubs don't like the taste of Neocate. Elecare is the same so maybe ask your peadrician. I hate the fact that these formulas are so thin. My son very rarely spewed but on this he does more. Not much pain though which is better.
I too took him to a chiro and his neck was out. This can also effect there sucking!!? He would favour one side and that can really effect their sleeping. Just like us, if our neck is out it can cause headaches and general discomfort. Hey, anything is worth a go.
I don't know but I always take bub into his room as soon as his jerky movements start and give him cuddles for a few min in his room. Sing a song so he relaxes a bit and then when he goes down I give him a rub on his back, give him a kiss and tell him it's sleep time. He still fusses and I am not sure he will ever not. (You know when you see those bubs that will just lie there and then nod off? Lucky mums! HAHA) But i am happy that he can get through those sleep cycles better.
My bubba went from being a tensed up jerky baby (hyperactive) to a calm relaxed bub in one day.
I don't know about you, but other mums made me feel like I was overreacting. I got the 'all babies cry' - when I knew he was in pain. Reflux! 'My baby only sleeps 40min' - well my baby wakes screaming after 30min and is so tired that he falls asleep on the bottle. Granted some babies wake up after 1hr and are well rested, but mummy knows her bubba and don't rest till you get the answers you want and need!!!
Honestly, at 6mths it is going to take more than one day to change his habits and it will be hard on you. But believe me - you can do it!! I would say, like me, you have been through so much anyway so what is another few weeks of hard work for the reward of a sleeping baby.
Get Rene out!!! She is wonderful. She will tell you what to do and if you do it, it will work. And if not you can call her and she will give you some more ideas. For me, she gave me back my confidence. I had lost my mothers instinct, because I tried everything and nothing worked I believed I couldn't 'read' my baby. Now he is more calm, I'm onto him!!!
Bless these bubbas, they start out in this world in pain and all they want to do is sleep, but they can't! Poor darlings!
You take it easy and let us know how you go!