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!
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28-07-2013 11:47 #1
Silent Reflux? And a Vent.
28-07-2013 17:06 #2
28-07-2013 17:52 #3
It does sound like it, yup. Try some infant gaviscon. Works a treat here, but makes him constipated.
28-07-2013 18:02 #4
Thanks missie. I heard about the Mylanta thing I have been considering it more of late though I doubt it would convince MIL. I guess I got especially riled because making these comments to my mum about me is nothing new. And the fact that she chose to say that not only does she think I am inventing things wrong with DD but I am also feeding too much and making her fat! My mum had never heard of silent reflux either till I explained it and she trusts my judgement. I try and explain it to MIL too but instead she writes me off as 'one of those mums that sees problems where there isn't any.' It just frustrates me. An attempt at understanding would be nice.
28-07-2013 18:22 #5
She sounds exactly as my DD did when her silent reflux was diagnosed. Can you get a referral to a specialist? I found Mylanta did not work, we ended up having to try a few different meds and things to get it right. It was a relief when it finally settled down!
As for your mil, she sounds punishing. Perhaps you can suggest she move several hours away? The 8 hour drive between my mil and I has improved our relationship enormously!
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28-07-2013 18:43 #6Member
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I am going through the same thing, have an appointment to see the paed. Infant gaviscon didnt work for us.
28-07-2013 18:49 #7Member
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Oh and the only reason I got a referral and not just told "he is a spoilt baby" or something along those lines is because he was really unsettled while I was at the Dr, he is almost 9 weeks old and it started at 2 weeks, never had this problem with the other 2, this baby can be full of smiles or asleep one minute then proceed to scream the house down for hours.
28-07-2013 19:46 #8
Well, if I want to be entirely honest, the gaviscon works sometimes, not all the time. I hate reflux, and I hate the constant screaming. He even cries in his sleep. It's so cruel, and I hate not being able to help him!
28-07-2013 20:07 #9
Sounds exactly like what we've been through, I would get her in to a pediatrician asap. It took 3 different meds to sort my dd out and she is seriously a different baby. I know what u mean with ur mil as mine had never heard of either. It took a good friend of mine to hear her in pain to push me to get her to emergency. I went to drs a few days before but I got dismissed as an an,anxious first time mum.
I got told to use Mylanta also when she is really unsettled and if she's already taken meds for the day. Good luck. You are the mum and you know her best :-)
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28-07-2013 20:15 #10
hugs , typical symptoms of silent reflux, it is hard isnt it. the most difficult part is most of the people dont believe us even the so called specialists sometimes
my suggestion would be trust your mother instinct and go to as many doctors as you can to find someone who turely believes what your bubba is going through and is willing to help her relief
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