I am really quite angry about this topic and I want to know why doctors are not offering up cows milk protien intolorance or cows milk allergy as a reason for colic and reflux symptoms in infants. I also want to know why parents of children with reflux sometimes refuse to accept that ongoing issues with reflux should be looked further into... Considering statistics say 50 - 80 percent of children diagnosed with reflux actualy have it secondary to smpi or sma with the majority of their reflux being the result of cmpi or cma. Why don't people want to believe this and continue to struggle on believing it's just reflux and not investigating further.
I went through 2 years of hell with my first child thinking she had reflux, the screaming, the wind pain, the dioherea (which i guess i mistook for teething) the feed and food refusal the blood stools. It wasn't till I questioned my Son's similar issues and told the doctor's I couldn't go on feeding another child in a dark room or during their sleep. It wasn't till 6 months old a stool test showed his high level of alpha 1 antripsyn in his stool infact 11 times the regular amount did someone question he was intolorant. He was then put on to a hydrolised formula and within a month we never had issues ever again.
Why are doctors not getting on to this and telling parents this is a possibility rather then just tossing them all in the reflux basket. I honestly don't even know many cmpi bubs that weren't misdiagnosed with reflux. Sorry but this just gets me frustrated both my children suffered in pain with no voice to speak out as do many other babies when are doctors going to get it right.