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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 04:10 AM   1
Lucy1989
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Is silent reflux or just baby being awkward??


Hi I'm a first time poster but I'm stuck as to what is bothering my baby girl, I have been to the doctors a number of times and he has now referred her to a pead for an urgent appointment as her symptoms aren't apparently typical for silent reflux, she's 7 weeks old and she's been pulling away from the bottle since about 2 weeks old, first doctor said it was colic so we tried infacol and colief but she was never tucked up and In pain, I saw another doctor that prescribed infant gaviscon which worked for a day or 2 then symptoms came back then we were prescribed ranitidne 0.5ml 3 times a day this didnt work so dose has been upped twice she's now on 1.5ml 3 times a day then as this wasn't doing anything they prescribed omeprazole gave her 1 dose and that night she screamed all night so went back and he's now referred us to a pead, she is settled all the time sleeps all night,naps very well during the day it's just feeding, she will drink 4 oz but its a struggle to get her to drink all of it as she will accept the teat then suck a little then start crying and kicking up a fuss, is this silent reflux or just her saying she's had enough even though she will try and suck? Sorry for the essay I would just like to get to the bottom of this as I don't want her to be in pain if she is



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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 09:03 AM   2
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Have you thought about changing the teats? She could just be getting frustrated with the flow x I actually dont think its SR, is she arching her back after feeding? How is her weight gain? xxx



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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 18:09 PM   3
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Would love to know the answer this!! My little girl Is now 14 weeks and we are going through a bad time of It.... From day 1 she didn't take to the breast very well so I started expressing at 10 weeks then onto formula hoping It would help but unfortunately we are still In the same place Her weight gain has been really slow and to the point where she went down centiles.... Docs & HV are finally listening & we are seeing a cranial osteopath next week, following that we see a Peadiatrician due to high liver enzymes ( bad jaundice ) If anyone has been through similar experiences then I would love to hear! Lucy at the moment the only time our lo will eat Is when she's sleeping Her milk has been changed, maybe CMP but now Is on Infant Gaviscon but she Is badly constipated & It's hard getting water Into her let alone milk x She sucks for a bit then pushes the teat away, It's heartbreaking as she's now wanting comfort from the breast but my milk has finally depleted ..x



 
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Old Apr 6th, 2013, 00:53 AM   4
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We also had this problem for months on and off. At some points, we were dreamfeeding every nap time and at night - she was getting at least half her milk while asleep!

It could be the silent reflux causing this (the baby associates the bottle with pain) but the other things to check for are:

- is the teat fast enough? Try going up a size
- has she got thrush? Check for white spots in mouth
- is she teething (probably not due to age and the amount of time this has been going on for)

We ended up just riding it out and splitting each feed into 2 parts - giving the second half about 45min later seemed to help x



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Old Apr 6th, 2013, 12:16 PM   5
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Sounds exactly like my lg and yes it does sound like silent reflux. She wasnt a textbook baby either. When she tried Omeprazole and like you, she screamed for hours on end so took her straight off it. ABout a month later tried again and ive seen such a huge difference since being on it. I would urge you to try again. Shes also on domperidone and gaviscon. It often takes a mixture of meds to see an improvement. Found out also she has a cows milk allergy. Again not typical symptoms apart from the pain and then the vommiting kicked in and mind excema. Might be something to consider? shes now on Neocate milk x



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Old Apr 6th, 2013, 19:43 PM   6
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I actually dont think its SR



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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 06:17 AM   7
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Well I've tried everything teat size is fine as the level 3 size up floods her, I've tried to change bottles but she will only except the mam teats which is a rudy pain, she is definitely in pain when drinking, as she has tears and goes bright red, I have found that she can drink but as soon as u burp her and she does a burp the problems start, straining, throwing head back and crying, when she sleeps her head is always to one side and when u hold her or pick her up her head is always right back. I know she hasn't got text book SR symptoms as she's always very settled. I gave the omeprazole another go and she is ok on it this time as she was only able to drink 1oz at a time she's been on it 3 days know and I think it is gradually taking affect as she is able to drink more before she starts pulling and she's not crying as much, hopefully her appointment for the pead will come through soon and I will discuss if it is possible to be milk allergy also I have looked at videos of SR babies drinking on you tube and my LO does exactly the same thing even the cry is very similar



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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 06:20 AM   8
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Why don't you think it's silent reflux?



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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 13:03 PM   9
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We had major issues like this with Dd and I was convinced it was reflux but despite Dd dropping percentiles no one would take me seriously. For her the best solution was a change in milk and weaning. She seemed to associate the bottle with pain so it was a real struggle to feed her even when she was hungry.

Roll on 20m later and along comes ds who, thankfully (I feel bad saying it) had some projectile vomiting too. The Dr took me seriously when she saw him scream in agony and then vommed everywhere, just missing her!!!!

Hopefully the meds will work thus time and your lo is just associating the bottle with pain again and that will stop x



 
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Old Apr 8th, 2013, 14:27 PM   10
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Well she does seem to be slightly better shes worse first thing in the morning and evening time for feeding, the ones in the day are still with pulling but bit till later in the bottle I've just recorded her feeding for the pead to see, I've just worked out my own way of feeding her which is as soon as she starts pulling bottle comes out then dummy goes in for a minute then I do this till she has drunk enough takes a little longer but it means she gets enough milk also a question for mums with SR babies it seems to hurt her when she yawns only when it's during feeding are slightly after is this a symptom of SR? xx



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