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Old Apr 20th, 2017, 23:49 PM   1
Unlucky41
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Reflux baby at 3 weeks


Hi ladies my son just turned 3 weeks and suddenly became so unsettled due to reflux. Vomiting heaps, red in the face and arcing back after feeds. He now won't settle into the cot at all during the day. Morning nap i usually push him in the stroller then midday I am so tire so I let him nap on my arm so we co sleep.

With my first she had reflux too and I used to hold her upright for naps and slept with her. I don't want to create the same bad habits.

We are keeping the poor little one nexium to lessen the pain and hoping in a week he would be a new baby. .

Any tips or experience would be great. Although we did have a reflux baby before I can't go through holding him for all naps again especially with a toddler to look after.

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Old Apr 21st, 2017, 05:56 AM   2
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Have you mentioned it to your doctor? they can give medication if it's really bad and rule out more serious tummy issues. Have you also considered using a sling so he can be upright but you can still get on with other things. Hope he feels better



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2017, 17:02 PM   3
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Yes we saw the doctor on nexium only two dosage so far but haven't seen any improvement yet.

Will be using my carrier when I have to look after two this coming Monday. So not looking forward to it.

7 am to 9pm he fuss even in my arms this can't be right eh. Very impatient waiting for nexium to work.



 
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 15:51 PM   4
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My son was put on ranitidine at 5 weeks for reflux as he vomited every bottle up and was loosing weight. He slept in his carry cot with a rolled up towel under the head of it at night but slept in a v-pillow during the day. Not ideal but both my babies had reflux and both have been tummy sleepers which helped massively. It's frustrating as anything, and hearing people say it will get better doesn't help. Just try different things and you will find something that works x



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 10:12 AM   5
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my baby had reflux that started at 3 weeks, he did grow out of it but we tried a whole number of things. We persisted with gripe water which did help him burp, we co -slept as he wouldn't settle in the crib, kept him upright after feeds, fed him little and often. It was exhausting. I hope things get better for you soon!



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2017, 12:05 PM   6
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My little one was on Dr browns and he was burped really good after every feeding and still ending up with horrible gas, farting constantly. Once, I started him with babies magic tea, he's comfortable with no gas bubbles.



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Old Apr 27th, 2017, 19:20 PM   7
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My son was put on ranitidine at 5 weeks for reflux as he vomited every bottle up and was loosing weight. He slept in his carry cot with a rolled up towel under the head of it at night but slept in a v-pillow during the day. Not ideal but both my babies had reflux and both have been tummy sleepers which helped massively. It's frustrating as anything, and hearing people say it will get better doesn't help. Just try different things and you will find something that works x
Did the ranitidine work?
Was he a happier baby afterwards?
Oh my first was a reflux baby and we did everything people tell you not to do. Co sleep, slept on the tummy made her very needy baby and now toddler although getting better since little brother born.

Just want to know any hopeful stories out there



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2017, 11:29 AM   8
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My baby had horrible reflux from birth and I found out it was because he was intolerant of dairy and soy. I cut it out of my diet and he was all better within a week. Might be worth looking into.. hope your little one feels better soon.



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2017, 16:22 PM   9
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My son was put on ranitidine at 5 weeks for reflux as he vomited every bottle up and was loosing weight. He slept in his carry cot with a rolled up towel under the head of it at night but slept in a v-pillow during the day. Not ideal but both my babies had reflux and both have been tummy sleepers which helped massively. It's frustrating as anything, and hearing people say it will get better doesn't help. Just try different things and you will find something that works x
Did the ranitidine work?
Was he a happier baby afterwards?
Oh my first was a reflux baby and we did everything people tell you not to do. Co sleep, slept on the tummy made her very needy baby and now toddler although getting better since little brtother born.

Just want to know any hopeful stories out there
He was a different baby., honestly. He had a very different cry for hunger and discomfort in pain from the reflux that we learnt as time went on. With ranititdine the dose needs increased as baby grows as it's weight prescribed therfore you will notice slight relapses every few weeks. To avoid any hassle just ensure your lo is weighed regularly and you can always call your GP to ask if you can increase the dose and explain the current dose isn't working and give the new weight which has been recorded by the HV. We initially had gaviscon and it caused my son to have a blocked bowel, and also caused my daughter to have severe constipation when she stopped it so it's not one I personally recommend. The ranititdine worked like an absolute dream x



 
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Old Apr 29th, 2017, 21:24 PM   10
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We're on our second reflux baby too. Also on ranitidine which does seem to be helping. I use a sling a lot during the day and he'll nap in his bouncer or his pram on an incline. Crib is on an incline and I've cut out dairy. Nothing makes it completely better though



 
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