Question For Bonnie About Reflux

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BWIND - March 12

Our son will be 4 weeks old this Thursday. I had him on Enfamil Lipil w/ Iron and he was very fussy and gassy after eating. He also struggled with BM. The ped. said to put him on Gentlease. I did and he was on it for a week and a half and started vomitting right after he ate. He didn't trhow up after every feeding. I put him on Isomil soy. Then on his 6th bottle he threw up a lot again. Most of the times after he eats, he seems like he is in a lot of pain. I thought it was just gas or a belly ache. He arches his back and stiffens out and cries a lot. This can go on for an hour after eating. Could this be reflux or does it seem like just a belly ache. When he eats, he seems to eat fast and doesn't like to take time to burp. At times, it seems like he is choking. He is drinking about 3-4 oz. every 2-3 hours. Since this is our first, I seem to be paranoid about everything. He just seems so uncomfortable after he eats. It breaks my heart to see him in pain.

 

Bonnie - March 13

It is really tough to try to differenciate between reflux and normal tummy pains. What you are describing could be either, though you have some strong reflux signs. Is the choking only during feeds? Have you tried a slower nipple? Is there choking at other times as well? That choking is a BIG sign of reflux. Mason used to do that all the time. I kept thinking the nipple was too fast. I even had him on a premie nipple even though he was 12 pounds. But it wasn't the flow he was choking on, it was the reflux. Have you looked at infantrefluxdisease.com yet?

 

BWIND - March 13

I've only noticed choking during feeding. I am using Avent bottles. I even switched to Dr. Brown thinking those would help with the gas...He still choked, and it seemed like he took forever to eat. He still carried on after he ate so I'm back to avent. He has a number 1 nipple for avent. The last few feeds on the Isomil have been pretty good. Hopefully, that will work. I will look at the website you suggested. If this continues with him is there anything I should do?

 

Bonnie - March 13

How big is he?.................. If je is having pain then you should take him to the ped (and pray you have a good ped unlike the one I had at the time). If he is not having pain but choking, then it's really not a big deal UNLESS he starts choking so much that he can't breath for 10 seconds or more at a time. Then the doc will probably have you start to thicken the formula to keep it down. But the problem with thickening is that it traps air bubbles causing gas and mroe pain at times. So it's one of those things you don't necessarily want to do if you can help it.

 

BWIND - March 13

Today has been a good day with him. I just try to hold him for awhile after I feed him. I think that helps. I also give him his pacicfier. He will be four weeks this Thursday and is probably just under ten pounds. Would he act like that if the milk he was on was not agreeing with him? He seems to be doing better with the soy. He's not nearly upset and fussy after feedings. BUT, we have only been on it for two days. We thought this with the other formulas and then a litttle over a week into it, he started the same things over again.

 

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