When it becomes watery and too frequent (8 or more times/day) then there may be some work to do to support digestion. Easy natural helps first – probiotics, changing your diet, Gripe Water. Yes! All these things are connected. I’m sorry to hear about the Zantac – read here to see why .
Lactase is the enzyme our bodies need to produce to break down the lactose in milk and dairy products into the simple sugars (monosaccharides) glucose and galactose. These can then be absorbed as part of the normal digestive process. Otherwise after setting up some good sleep habits, and allowing your baby to learn to settle themselves, most sleep problems are erased within days if not weeks depending on the sort of route you choose to follow (cry/no-cry approach).
The symptoms of reflux are hiccupping, spitting up and vomiting caused by muscle immaturity in new-born babies. As a result, this complaint tends to be resolved naturally as your baby’s digestive system matures. Your baby is healthy, well-fed, and wearing a clean diaper, yet she’s been crying for hours. All babies cry, but colicky babies cry more than usual. This can be really frustrating for parents, but the good news is that colic is temporary and you’re not alone.
A colicky baby will often scrunch his/her hands and will extend their legs in a stifled manner while passing gas. The most obvious sign of colic induced discomfort is undoubtedly the prolonged crying episodes, which can last for up to 3 hours a day, for more than 3 days a week over a period of several weeks – sounds exhausting, and it is – for everyone. The crying itself tends to be exaggerated and inconsolable, naturally the frustration spreads throughout the home. Reflux and colic are very common ailments in new-borns, and both are widely used to describe a myriad of symptoms.
has just been diagnosed with it and it came on quite suddenly between 5 & 6 weeks. You need an anti reflux formula not comfort. Comfort is for colicky or constipated babies and is for a transient lactose intolerance, not reflux.
I can’t offer individual clinical advice in this forum but am happy to help if you would like to make an appointment. Something else was clearly going long before your baby began losing weight. Backtrack to the start of the vomiting/arching, discover why that began, and support her digestion.
The reason reflux babies find it difficult to sleep is that when laid down, the stomach acid can creep up and cause pain in their oesophagus, throat and back of the mouth. The theory then being that pain in the body causes the release of adrenalin, which makes a baby much more alert and it then becomes hard for them to fall to sleep.
- It’s very common, my 3 babies have all had it.
- Of course, there are many babies who cannot do these long naps for other reasons (an ability to link their sleep cycles, self-settle, overtiredness), but I had helped Rupert learn all of these skills, and knew that he was never awake for longer than he should be for his age (1hr 30 minutes), so I just knew it had to be something else.
- We recently saw small traces of blood in her stool twice.
- He is formula fed by the way!
I have added Colief ( lactase enzyme) to his milk and that helps with the gas/ bloating. Some baby experts have suggested that you can relieve colicky symptoms by avoiding over-stimulation, so dim the lights and reduce noise wherever possible.
First signs of this will be changes in digestion and stools that don’t resolve. As for the formula, those you’ve mentioned are based on skim milk protein and whey which can be tough on some babies, especially after gut balance is disrupted by a vaccine or antibiotic course. Your baby will probably feel better by resolving unwanted effects of the hepatitis B vaccine, balancing gut biome with probiotics or direct treatment for infections (yeast) if needed, and a formula that is easier to digest. If your pediatrician isn’t familiar with these strategies, let’s talk – make an appointment here.
Then there is the reflux comfort milks should I consider changing to that? His ranitidine will be increased shortly, but he still has another 5/6oz to put on before it is upped (he can put that on in a week) so maybe it’s just that.
Instead, reflux medicines favor fungal microbes and detrimental bacteria such as klebsiella or clostridia. These microbes produce toxins of their own that further alter the gut’s pH. They can injure the gut wall, and circulate to your baby’s brain to alter behavior or even trigger seizures. It’s November 2017 and I’ve got a 6 week old baby boy, who has been diagnosed with reflux. It’s been a difficult few weeks.
I don’t think there is a baby that doesn’t suffer from this at one point wether it be for short burst or long term. My first grew out of it pretty quick. My second didn’t he had bad vomiting right up until her was way over a yearbook but it never affected his sleep.
Reflux dilemma with baby gaviscon and reflux milk – NCT
These results were confirmed by a subsequent, larger trial at Guys Hospital in London, published in October 2001. If you are breastfeeding, sometimes the foods you eat can affect your baby’s digestive system. Some Mothers find that cutting out dairy products can help. A food diary helped me to establish that orange juice and other citrus fruits made Arthur’s reflux worse.