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    Default formula related problem?

    I know there are a lot of threads about reflux, wind and colic. I would like to create a thread that's specific to the issue that i am facing and hopefully get some advices.

    Bub is 4w+ old. He was on S26 after being discharged from the hospital. I have low BM supply. He started having constipation problem about 1.5 week later. He had pain while trying to pass the poo. It went on and on until he passed the poo. Ie. one poo in 24 hrs. We decided to switch formula. We are using NAN comfort. The poop problem has been solved. It is now more explosive and ~4x per day. However, he now has severe gas pain. It comes in episode. It isn't the normal uncomfortable while passing the gas but a big fuss, kicking, hand up and scream sometime. It is such an agony and makes us so sad to watch. We don't know if this is due to the new formula or breastmilk. We decide not to switch again. It has been a week. No improvement. As a result of it, he hardly gets any sleep. He would get woken up with the gas pain. We hesitated to bring him to see the hospital because he hasn't had his needle. We did in the end. I don't think he is colic because he does cry for a reason and he doesn't cry for a long period of time. Anyhow, hospital doesn't think there is anything wrong with him.....Good to hear but no diagnosis.

    more to write. Bub is awake now.

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    To continue....

    Bub has an enormous appetite. I am not sure if he confuses wind with hunger. Sucking on the pacifier seems to relieve his pain sometime. At 2 weeks old, he was already drinking 120ml formula at few feeds. At the moment, we are limiting him with 90ml+BF every feed (2--3 hrs). Every once in a while, he will go into the starvation mode. Gulping bottle after bottle. We stopped him at some point but he would get super upset. The only resolution is to give him another 20ml, 20ml etc until he stopped. Of course, this didn't end well with the stomach. It seems like a constant cycle. He is normally a happy baby but now the digestive system seems to be pretty messed up.

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    I've just PMed you, hopefully it helps a bit 😃 hope it gets better for you soon XXX

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    Padbury pharmacy make a colic mixture which has helped my DS immensely. Its quite normal for bubs digestive systems take a while to mature; not nice to listen to the screaming though.
    Could it be reflux also?

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    We asked the hospital about reflux but they don't think so. I will look into silent reflux.

    By the way, everyone says is colic. Isn't that colic relate to crying without a reason?

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    Colic is like a build up of wind and tummy problems etc so it seems like nothing on the outside but a lot on the inside. My DS would scream hours each day and the colic mixture helped and so did medicating his reflux (he's my 3rd reflux baby)

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    @PinkPopsicle: Who made the diagnosis for your DS? GP or paed? DH trusts the dr a lot. the fact that the dr at the hospital didn't make a diagnosis, he feels like there isn't anything we can do more. I was the one who actually pushed to go the hospital last night after being with DS whole day and seeing him in pain. He is good boy when nothing is bothering him. Now thinking back...his noisy sleeping in early days might have been the mild symptoms and only shows up more prominent now.

    Is frequent hiccup another sign of reflux? DS seems to have hiccup without any good reason, like while he is sleeping after few kicking and fussing around (due to wind etc).

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    Me. My older 2 had reflux also and were medicated. I knew all the signs and symptoms so went back to gp to ask for losec. We did discuss his behaviour etc and we'd been seeing gp regularly anyway for all sorts so he knew ds was unsettled and crying lots. I left it until 7wks and had already tried a variety of things so he knew I was asking for meds as a last resort. But its made such a difference. Also the colic mixture from padbury pharmacy really works well too.
    Hiccuping, gulping in sleep and crying with the sleep gulping and random screaming sessions at any hour of the day

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    Yes, bub symptoms are consistent with reflux. DH doesn't buy it and thinks it is more of digestive problem. We are going through the sterilisation process again. We are just ruling things out........

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    Sounds so much like my bub, our magic combination was Losec on prescription and Bellamy's formula , good luck x

    Ps: my DD was confirmed silent reflux by GP and Paed and did terribly on Nan Comfort


 

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