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    Default Need recommendations for paediatric gastroenterologist in Sydney

    We ended up just seeing a good paed , but not a specific gastro one. Can you do that?

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    Hi Pixie,
    which medication did doc put your bub on and how much and how long did it take to work. when did he start sleeping properly.
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    Hi KW123 Yes I would like to get the details....if it worked i can give it a go...
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    Default Need recommendations for paediatric gastroenterologist in Sydney

    Look...what area are you in? We are from all over so there might be someone who is closer to you that can suggest a paed. Getting into a paed or GI can take time too.
    It doesn't sound like reflux. My DS has silent reflux. It doesn't mean they are silent I wish!!! It just means there is no vomit and minimal possetting. The acid travels up and down without coming out. The screaming in pain still happened!
    Maybe try spacing out the feeds a little? My DS is 10 weeks and feeds every 4 hours like clockwork. A few times when I've had an appointment at his feed time and I've tried waking him up early to feed, he refused to eat completely. This can be even 30 min before his feed.
    If your not sure if they are getting enough it's 150-160mls per kg then divided by amount of feeds per day will give you their quota. so my DS is 4.5kg...150 x 4.5 = 675 / 6 = 112.5mls per feed. Every 3 hours you divide by 8. Obviously some feeds they might have more, some less.
    Try seeing a chiro as well. They usually help too.
    You will need a good GP, so keep going to them around your area until you find one that suits you.

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    Default New paed GI

    In case this is helpful to those still looking thru this thread/forum - there is a new specialist paediatric GI, Dr Keith Ooi, who sees patients in Sydney Children's Hospital outpatients in Randwick. He is thoughtful and takes his time to explain things. Better still - there is no out of pocket $ to see him!

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    Dr Keith Ooi was wonderful. After seeing a few doctors and paediatrician, he made some alterations with the medications - our bubs irritability and reflux....all better and starting to feed good too.

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    Hi Pixie/Look,


    My bub is exactly facing the same issues..he is 16 weeks and is exclusivel breastfed. At 6 weeks he suddenly started refusing feeds...but only lasted for 2 days and then he was normal again...but he started with silent reflux issues the following week. Since he was feeding okay and putting on weight I assumed that the reflux will settle as he grows and so I didn't do anything about it.

    However at 12 weeks he again started refusing feeds...as well as woke up every two hours at night. I realised the only way to feed him was when he is about to wake up and not fully awake...or if I am lucky he would feed in sleep sometimes...ater a week he had eczema and then we showed him to a pediatrician...he said he is not feeding because my milk supply has reduced and prescribed a steriod cream for his eczema which could only be used for 4 days. After coming home I tried expressing and could manage 80 mls frm each breast. So I wrote back to him and he said his reflux may be severe and asked me to get a prescription of Losec from my GP. So we started him on Losec. I mailed him following week saying there wasn't any improvement and he poos out whatever he eats in no time.He wrote back saying he may be lactose intolerantm

    Last week his stool started having a tinge of blood in it. I don't think this pediac is able to solve my bubs issue. He still refuses to feed when awake and his eczema is still there + his reflux hasn't shown much improvement after 2 weeks of Losec.

    Did you guys find out what was the reason for breast refusal?

    And oh yes he also refuses to take bottles...last night he just didn't sleep...I am so tired and concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD2013 View Post
    Hi Pixie/Look,


    My bub is exactly facing the same issues..he is 16 weeks and is exclusivel breastfed. At 6 weeks he suddenly started refusing feeds...but only lasted for 2 days and then he was normal again...but he started with silent reflux issues the following week. Since he was feeding okay and putting on weight I assumed that the reflux will settle as he grows and so I didn't do anything about it.

    However at 12 weeks he again started refusing feeds...as well as woke up every two hours at night. I realised the only way to feed him was when he is about to wake up and not fully awake...or if I am lucky he would feed in sleep sometimes...ater a week he had eczema and then we showed him to a pediatrician...he said he is not feeding because my milk supply has reduced and prescribed a steriod cream for his eczema which could only be used for 4 days. After coming home I tried expressing and could manage 80 mls frm each breast. So I wrote back to him and he said his reflux may be severe and asked me to get a prescription of Losec from my GP. So we started him on Losec. I mailed him following week saying there wasn't any improvement and he poos out whatever he eats in no time.He wrote back saying he may be lactose intolerantm

    Last week his stool started having a tinge of blood in it. I don't think this pediac is able to solve my bubs issue. He still refuses to feed when awake and his eczema is still there + his reflux hasn't shown much improvement after 2 weeks of Losec.

    Did you guys find out what was the reason for breast refusal?

    And oh yes he also refuses to take bottles...last night he just didn't sleep...I am so tired and concerned.
    My babies with reflux were intolerant to both dairy and soy- I had to completely eliminate those. We also had to play around with reflux medications until the reflux was managed (under medical supervision), but the change in my diet was ultimately what made the difference. You could try using Mylanta as well as the Losec to see if it helps with the reflux symptoms- 1.5-2ml after feeds to see if if helps. Just don't give it within an hour of the Losec as it can reduce its effectiveness.

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    East/Mommy5- can you provide Dr Keith's number? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD2013 View Post
    East/Mommy5- can you provide Dr Keith's number? Thanks
    My doctor sent a referral to Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick Outpatients....and I waited to get an appointment booking which didn't take too long.
    Last edited by Mommy5; 09-08-2013 at 16:31.

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