since beginning TTC with my husband I have followed many topics in BubHub but have just finally got the courage to register and post!
Our gorgeous DD was born 21st May this year, by planned c section as she was breech. I reacted badly to the painkillers and was pretty ill afterwards. My milk did not come in and she was admitted to special care by day 4 as she had lost more than 10% if birthweight. So onto formula (no judging please) and she has thrived well. She is a lovely healthy baby, but has always seemed 'uncomfortable' and suffered terrible colic episodes? early on where she would scream from about 8pm - 11 or midnight. We sought advice from MCHN and our paediatrician (DD also has hip dysplaysia and a heart murmur) but were told this was normal newborn behaviour and she would outgrow it. She did somewhat but still had occasional bouts of screaming where she would seem to be in real pain.
We have had a lot of trouble with day sleeps so went to a day stay to learn settling techniques. She responded really well and was mostly self settling (sometimes with help, patting etc) day and night, sleeping through with a dream feed 7.30pm to 7am. Still needed resettling for day sleeps but this usually worked ok.
So getting to the point... Last week she began waking every hour, really crying. She did not want to take her bottles, only drinking 60mls or so then crying. She just looked so miserable and unhappy. Took her to the doctors who thinks it is silent reflux. We have started on infant gaviscon with some improvement but she is still unhappy. Her 'voice' is very hoarse. We go back to the GP thurs to re-assess.
So, do you think this sounds like silent reflux? Can it develop at 14 weeks?
What medications have been useful for you?
any other advice welcome!!!
thanks for reading my essay sorry for the long post.