So while I haven't gotten it diagnosed, I'm convinced that DD has silent reflux. She has been windy constantly since birth and you can hear the milk going up and down after a feed. You can also see her swallowing heavily after feeds. She drools a lot and sucks on her hands all the time. If she is out of routine too much our nights turn into screaming/crying times where she stiffens out, cant get comfortable and can only be held in certain positions most of which involves me standing. She also projectile vomits at these times. Being in the car too much makes everything worse as she cant wriggle and stretch to get rid of the wind. She always fusses at her food, pulling off regularly then relatching (she is breastfed) and often a while after a feed little bits of milk will just dribble out of her mouth (usually accompanied by gurgly noises). She also often has a blocked snotty nose. I am in the process of trying to identify possible triggers in my diet and have already eliminated chocolate and cut right down on milk.
So my post has two purposes. Firstly, I'm not mad am I? It does sound like silent reflux no? Secondly a vent, MIL doesn't believe me! She told my mum last week (as well as saying she thinks 12wk old DD is getting fat and I feed her too much. Grrr). She doesn't think DD really has reflux. Probably because she doesn't chuck all the time. Why on earth does she say these things to my mother? Does she honestly think it wont get back to me or does she just not care? According to her I also have too many pets and forced her son to live too far away (we live 25mins from her). I am the mother of the baby in this scenario, I am with DD 24/7. Why does she think she knows my baby better than me? Arrrgh!