Silent reflux

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  1. Flowerpower87

    Flowerpower87 Member

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    Anyone else's littles ones have this and how to you treat it? Think we've established my LO has it, she fuses on the bottle and her stomach makes horrible gurgling noises but it's not on every bottles (seems to be the night ones woo) she spits up quite a lot and constantly gags when feeding (that's on every bottle) she's on doctor brown bottles too. My health visitor said it usually improves at around a month old (she's almost 3 weeks) and if we can just ride it out as treatments have a lot of side effects! It's horrible seeing her like this especially on the ones she screams and fusses on when her tummy is gurgling I'm just wondering if anyone else's little ones have it did you just ride it out or have treatment? And what treatment? And when did they grown out of it?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Pambi

    Pambi Well-Known Member

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    A GP can prescribe infant Gavisgon which can really help. Some babies respond well to renitedine well if Gavisgon doesn't work.
     
  3. scaredmummy

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    I think your health visitor is talking a load of crap and if I were you I'd see the gp as obviously you little obe is in pain. My daughter who is now 19 weeks was diagnosed at 5 weeks old with silent reflux by my gp and is on infant gaviscon which helps her. She used to refuse bottle, arch back, cry, scream, gurgling tummy etc. We recently reduced her gaviscon to trial her off of it and all her symptons came back so we had to put her back on the gaviscon.

    Take your little one to your gp, normally first step is to try anti reflux milk and if that doesn't work they will prescribe something. There are different types of reflux medicine depending on how severe baby is. Gaviscon can cause constipation in some babies but it hasn't affected my daughter

    Tracey
     
  4. russellmuscle

    russellmuscle Well-Known Member

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    Jackson had silent reflux which started about 3-4w and it would usually be the night bottles that aggravated him. He ended up over eating to curb the pain which sent things round in circles. He was both over eating and being clogged up as was on way more than recommended formula which was hard for him to process hence gurgle tummy.

    Basically HV and GP both says constipated and maybe silent reflux so provided gaviscon. Knowing he was already constipated after the over eating I decided against it.

    Firstly I changed him milk from SMA gold to cow and gate as was more creamy. Then I'd space out his feeds as far as I could and if I couldn't I'd give him the amount of oz coneared to hours ie if he was crying bad at 2hr since last feed I'd offer 2oz. We eventually got back to 4oz every 4hr. Also offered cool boiled water to keep his wee tummy regular. Just an oz here and there. By 7w he was sleeping through and a changed baby.

    I'd perhaps look at them methods before changing to specialised milk as this can be harder to come by. I personally was advised against cow and gate anti reflux or hungry baby by hv but have heard the reflux one is good from other mums.

    Good luck. I know the feeling it's awful.

    xxxxx
     
  5. Browneyed Girl

    Browneyed Girl Well-Known Member

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    Before you start any medication for reflux I would get your baby checked by a lactation consultant. All the symptoms you describe are typical of tongue tie. My lo was the same and suffered horribly until 13 weeks when I took him to see a specialist privately. If I hadn't done that he would have ended up on reflux meds he didn't need. Within a couple of weeks of having his tie snipped he was feeding normally. By the way he had been checked by both midwives and GP and all of them had missed it xx


     

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