I was wondering if anyone could help me and my 3.5 month son who has been diagnosed with reflux.
My son has been on 9mg of Losec twice a day for the past 2 weeks or so. The Losec has done a good job of reducing the obvious discomfort he felt whenever he ate (i.e. screaming, back arching etc), however he is now only having very small feeds very often throughout the day and night (i.e. 8 feeds a day). Each feed consists of about 5 minutes on the breast plus about 20 mL of formula (if I am lucky). I have tried food thickener but nothing seems to help. Are small, frequent feeds a symptom of reflux? If so, is there anything I can do about it? Should I be worried that he is not getting enough food? Should I try offer him food more frequently?
Also, he has a terribly blocked nose in the night which makes sleeping extremely difficult. Other than this, he is showing no signs of a cold and is generally happy (unless feeding!). I have tried saline drops which havenít made any difference. Could this be a sign of reflux?