+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    21
    Reviews
    0

    Default Reflux or gas?

    I have a 3 week old and am wondering how I can tell the difference between gas pains and reflux. At night bubs is extremely fussy, he m will wriggle and grunt a lot and suddenly burst out in a scream. Is fine mostly during the day. I can't get more than 2 hour sleeping blocks at night. Exhausted 😞 what are your experiences with gas and reflux? And is it quite normal at this young age or should I take him to the pediatrician? Tia x

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,990
    Thanks
    7,815
    Thanked
    6,775
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    Does he have any other reflux symptoms appart from irritability?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,990
    Thanks
    7,815
    Thanked
    6,775
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    My DD was constantly swallowing vomit back down and hated lying flat. She always got the hiccups, was congested and would cough, feeding issues and weight issues.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    8,396
    Thanks
    5,947
    Thanked
    4,955
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    Also many babies with reflux also have bad gas, especially if it's caused by an intolerance to cows milk protein.

    Is bub formula or breastfed?

    I would first try using some infacol or infants friend to see if that works. Often if it's just gas and not reflux, one of these will help.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    21
    Reviews
    0
    He's breastfed. Sometimes I'll see him bring something up that obviously isn't real tasty but he doesn't seem bothered by it. Will lay flat all day except at night.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1,483
    Thanks
    747
    Thanked
    2,011
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Yep, what @A-Squared says, try the infacol and if its wind it'll work. My DD had reflux and now medicated is a different baby

    She was chewing a lot on acid that came up into her mouth, would arch when feeding and wouldn't lie flat. One day she screamed from 8am-11pm........non stop

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    775
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    257
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    OP - I read a couple articles on the web that I found extremely useful when I had our newborn. Lots of people will offer advice and you have to sift through it all and find what is right for you and your bub. So take or leave the following

    The advice in the articles linked below made sense to me and really helped calm my bub who seemed to struggle with breast milk after every feed, wriggling, grunting, spitting milk up and swallowing it again and eventually spewing... she wasn't a "happy chucker" like our 1st bub. I thought it was reflux but didn't know much about it so started reading up and found these articles...

    http://www.babydoc.com.au/is-it-reflux-or-not/
    http://www.babydoc.com.au/faq/colic-...baby-to-sleep/
    and
    https://breastfeedingqueries.wordpre...with-the-wind/

  8. #8
    AdornedWithCats's Avatar
    AdornedWithCats is offline Winner 2013 - Spirit of BubHub Award
    Winner 2014 - Best Username

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,448
    Thanks
    7,710
    Thanked
    3,973
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/6/15Funniest Caption400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week
    My ds had mild reflux (and gas). You would hear him swallow stuff back down or bring up stuff into his mouth.

    We used infants friend a lot for the gas and when the reflux was bad infant gaviscon. I also cut out a lot of foods that seemed to make it worse.

    At around 4 months ds turned into a happy chucker and only recently at 13 months doesn't seem to have much reflux anymore (he was still spitting up heaps at 12 months).


 

Similar Threads

  1. Reflux after 12 months
    By LiterallyNoOne in forum Colic Reflux Wind
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-02-2015, 22:55
  2. Is this reflux? Pls help...
    By CamD in forum Colic Reflux Wind
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23-06-2014, 19:23
  3. Silent reflux now 'normal' reflux?
    By Donnab739 in forum Colic Reflux Wind
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 13-04-2014, 11:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
L'il Aussie Prems FoundationAn Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at high ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›