Reflux?

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Doodle1983 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:12:25

I think my 3week old has reflux. I've spoken to the health visitor and she's suggested to change to comfort formula from the one we were using (same brand).

I want to check really that it sounds like reflux, and if we can expect it to pass after a few days if this new formula works?

Prior to the formula he was vomiting after feeds - sometimes just before his next feed so three hours later. Also cries during feeding - but when I take there bottle away to burp him it's like he can't stand being winded (and isn't a greedy baby, so I'm sure it's not him just being manny for his milk).

From day 1 we had vomiting with him a lot of mucus. The midwifes said that this was because he was born via section.

When he's asleep (evening and nighttime only) - but only when lying flat in his basket - after an hour or so he wiggles and writhes around as if in pain. He doesn't wake up really as I generally fuss him and stroke his face and he goes back to sleep. This happens usually until the next feed. Then in the morning he usually settles down well and sleeps solid for a couple of hours.

He also does this weird retching thing when he's asleep like he's going to be sick but isn't...

Since we tried the new formula (24 hours) he has only been a little bit sick straight from his feed and no real vomiting. Can I hope to see an improvement in the wriggling ? I don't get much sleep at all in the night as he keeps me away sad

Someone has suggested using Infacol to help too, does that sound like a good idea?
Sorry for the essay

Doodle1983 Tue 25-Feb-14 18:13:27

Awake ^

Doodle1983 Wed 26-Feb-14 19:05:06

Anyone?

MistletoeBUTNOwine Wed 26-Feb-14 20:44:59

Baby gaviscon worked for us, DS was combined breast an bottle fed so put the gaviscon in his bedtime bottle. Also propped cot up on books and a thin pillow under mattress. And keeping him upright for about 15 mins after a feed. That was a couple of weeks ago and he seems fine now, still have cot propped but no more gaviscon (watch for constipation).
HTH grin

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