Thank you! He's got a doctors appointment this afternoon so I will mention it and see what she says about it ! It makes a lot of sense with what you are saying, fits him perfectly. What is the usual treatment for reflux?
Bit new to this haha.
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02-04-2014 11:48 #11
02-04-2014 12:03 #12Senior Member
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With reflux medications like losec can help. They might also recommend starting solids earlier if baby is interested. And the age-old "they'll eventually outgrow it". Which they generally will. Some outgrow it faster than others.
Just watch that some gps really know very little (if at all) about silent reflux. I had to go to three doctors before finding one that diagnosed it properly.
But also worthwhile to check for other things obviously like lactose intolerance etc etc.
02-04-2014 12:07 #13
Thank you I'll make sure she at least considers it.
I dunno if this makes any difference but when he's asleep he will cry enough to wake himself up
02-04-2014 12:44 #14Senior Member
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possibly. thats why the suggestion to check out for other things too.
02-04-2014 14:36 #15
The doctor brushed it off as being fussy.. And that we need to continue to cuddle him. I'm not sure I'm happy with the outcome, we weren't given any advice for what we could do...
02-04-2014 16:30 #16
Check out the RISA (Reflux Infants Support Association) website. There's a checklist you an use to somewhat self diagnose. You print it off and bring it to your GP.
Once DD was in meds to stop the acid production and on a soy based formula she was a different baby!
02-04-2014 16:43 #17
A PP said then why is he sleeping in at night. My DD slept in in the day but terribly at night and still had it. It's odd but still possible.
02-04-2014 17:06 #18Senior Member
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The first thing my gp got me to do to see if it was silent reflux was to give baby gaviscon infant. You don't need a prescription just get it from the chemist and see if it makes any difference. If it does you can tell its silent reflux if he is exactly the same then it might not be. You can always try and see of that works and go back to the gp for medication
02-04-2014 17:08 #19
Thank you! I will get straight on to it.
I've decided to try lactose free formula for a bit. My cousins are all lactose intolerance, my father and I can't really handle it (upset stomachs) and my partner would get migraines from dairy as a child/teenager.
I was wondering about a pediatrician (if that's how it's spelt) Do I need a referral or anything like that? I don't feel everything is right with him. I'd love to carry him all the time, have him with me all the time but it's not realistic!
It makes me quite upset how upset he gets when I put him down. I don't get 5 minutes to do anything.
02-04-2014 17:09 #20
Thank you, I will give it a try. Is there a minimum age though? My DS is only 6 weeks.
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