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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:25 pm 
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hi ladies really need some mum advice my lo is now 7 weeks 5 days and for the past 4 weeks hes been screaming, arching his back and pushing his bottle away during feeds (it sounds like hes in pain and its not a cry but a scream and if i persist and really try by comforting and rocking him he'll take the whole bottle and i know its not that hes full because hes on hungry baby milk as i struggle to make his last 4 hours till his next feed... sometimes all i have to do is put him in position i feed him in and he'll start but he doesnt start doing this until hes drank 2-3 oz) he then developed a cough a week after this started so midwife said if it gets worse take him the docs so ended up taking him out of hours n it turned out he had a chest infection n was put on antibiotics (before that midwife nhs direct and doc all send it was trapped wind!) he started taking his feeds amazing but as soon as he came off them it started again and have been out of hours twice now with him n both times ther not giving me any answers AT ALL (just going oh his temperature is fine and his chest is clear so thers no infection even though iv told them i no its clear!!) and have said as long as he gaining weight (wich he is was born 7.7 n was 10.8 last week wen i got him weighed but weight gain was slower when he had chest infection) and is having plenty of dirty n wet nappies hes fine!! even oh is agreeing saying it trapped wind and i no it isnt i no something is wrong so i googled his symptoms and it came up he may have silent reflux has anyone else had these problems? i am sooo worried about him and its really getting me down so your help would be much appreciated as this is my first baby thanks Smilex

p.s its not trapped wind as hes been on double dose infacol for a week now and that has done nothing also hes a really good burper even burps himself and recently when i lie him on mat to change him he'll be sick wich he never done before he was never ever sick except wen first born due to mucus.
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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:32 pm 
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also its only a tiny bit of sick, hes fine in himself aswell (and sleeps right through the night already) so i no its not colic it is literally just during feeds doesnt even cry after them and hes off and on constantly thats why he hasnt been the doctors yet because i keep thinking see how he goes then he improves for bout 2 days n then it starts again i am taking hims docs tomorrow no matter what but thought if i get some advice off here il have more to say to doctors and they cant try n fob me off this time! x
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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Hi hun, sounds a lot like my daughter was, which was constantly put down to colic, even the hv kept writing in her book that she was having trouble bringing her wind up, which wasnt true. she could burp and fart better than her dad!

she would scream and arch her back, often feed regularly in small amounts, sick up after every feed, and even for some time after a feed. but i was told that as long as she was gaining weight and not bringing an entire feed up than she was fine, and the reason she fed a lot was cos she was sick.

being a first time mom, i accepted their answers, after all they are the professionals, but after speaking to other moms on here im pretty sure she had reflux.

keep on pestering your doctor and hv for help. you know your baby best.
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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:46 pm 
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thank you Smile i will do i do feel the doctors arnt bothered i am determined tomorrow that i am not leaving without some sort of medicine to make him better or at least an answer to what it could be x
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:36 pm 
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BRILLIANT NEWS!!! took george the doctors today with a 2 page note of everything thats been up with him at the ready so doctor couldnt try and fob me off told her everything that was wrong didnt even mention i thought he had silent reflux and she said it sounds as if its silent reflux (and does not think it was trapped wind at all) and that the reason he was probably better when on antibiotics was because the antibiotics are very thick so would of been coating his tummy and wind pipe wich would of been stopping it from coming up and she prescribed him some infant gaviscon well..... i gave him a sachet in his last bottle and he took it the best hes taken one since all this started!! Very Happy i am soooo happy i think we may have found the solution for this but gonna take it as it comes doctors told me try him for 2 days till wed if no improvement bring back if it works just get a repeat prescription x
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:07 pm 
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im so glad you got an answer, i wish id never have just taken what they said and pushed it with my daughter, i may have had an easier time Sad
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Thank you hun Smile will keep you posted on how he goes x
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:56 pm 
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good news Smile well done nat!
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:45 am 
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I've been through hell & back with my 2nd DD! From birth i kept telling MW & HV there was something wrong with my LO. After 4x visits to see Gp, he put her in infant Gaviscon 4 acid reflux. After 4 days she was worse Sad it got so bad, she was admitted to a children's hospital at 3wks 4days old. Specialist there prescribed her on Ranitidine. It's a stronger medication for reflux. Now at 6wks 3days, she is improving but it's still hard going. She has good days and bad days. Meds have to be increased as weight goes up so has constant monitoring. it's horrible seeing her in so much pain. Really hope ur LO is doing well on Gaviscon and doesn't need anything stronger. Xx
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:44 am 
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thank u hun Smile hope your lo starts to make some improvement. as for george wer back the doctors today Sad hes made some improvement on gaviscon not screaming when i feed him but is now grunting and wriggling at points during his feed (also falling asleep at the end coz hes nackered from sucking harder tried changing teats but he just screamed with them) so i no hes made some improvement but i new it wasnt going to make much difference to be honest coz i read that if babies already on hungry baby milk gaviscon wont make a difference (which george is) so hopefully doc gives his something stronger because i have a feeling it will sort it right out. Fingers crossed! will keep you posted! xx
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:50 am 
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Hi. Smile
As u said, the Gaviscon won't really do much if ur LOus already on hungry milk as all the Gavison dies us thicken the milk so it's less likely to come back up. As I said, it made my LO worse. Could always ask about the Ranitidine liquid medication? Would do no harm. Ur gp can prescribe it to you. Let me know how u get on! Xx
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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:57 pm 
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hi took him the doctors this morning and she seemed pleased with the progress hes made and said as long as thers a difference itl b working. He is doing alot better just grunting every now and then through his feeds and iv noticed his stomach is no longer gurgling during feeds like it was before) well except for his last 2 today hes been wingeing again (finishing his bottles still) but he had his first lot of needles this morning so is very grouchy and sleepy and got a bit of a tempurature so its down to that i think hes also a bit constipated now Rolling Eyes so we'v given him just over an ounce of water so think thats bothering him a bit. I also feel he mite be a bit panicky wen hes feeding thinking its still gona hurt wen it wont. How long does it usually take for gaviscon to start working to its full effect? iv also read it can take a while to work because there wind pipe needs to heal from the acid coming up previously xx
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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:16 am 
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My gp told me that u should c an improvement with Gavisvon within the first 3-4 days if it's going go work. That's why after 5days they changed my DDs meds to something stronger. Hope ur LO continues to improve. X
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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:11 am 
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oh thats good he is deffo making an improvement only wriggles and grunts now he was constipated yesterday so was worse and also had just had his needles but was better this morning gona see how he goes im feeling positive though because there has deffo been an improvement so will see how he goes and if its still the same on monday will take him back the doctors xx
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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:34 am 
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hi george got worse last night (wouldnt take more than an oz and was screaming hysterically) so took him out of hours doctor spent ages checking him over and prescribed him some Ranitidine hes on 0.4ml 3 times a day (hes 11.9 lbs) so just waiting for chemist to open to pick prescription up. just wondered is it ok to just give him it in syringe 3 times a day in between feeds because i think he'll benifit from that more. has anyone else done it like this? doctor said it would be ok. how long does it take to start working? thanks x
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