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the burping started at around 2 months. took her to the doc the other day as i was getting desperate and he took one look at her and said she's well above her average weight.. you'll have to live it out !!!! I cant do that. not once you try it yourself ! she's just been asleep for 2 hrs and I've had to go into to her and pick her up about 6 times and everytime she's arching her neck and back trying to burp and finally she does one and settles back to sleep and I put her down and then about 10 -15 mins again she's crying out !!!
Thank you for the input.
The symptoms can be due to reflux.
In small baby reflux can occur in lying down or sleep positions.
Relaxation or weakness of valve of the of the stomach and esophagus can cause reflux.
When babies grow up, it usually goes away.
You can keep the head end of the bed high up to prevent reflux & help the gas out.
Smaller in amount & more frequent feeding can help to keep reflux under control.
If you are breast feeding too you can avoid some food like fried spicy food, carbonated drinks, chocolate, caffeine etc. Please try to take bland diet to check whether it helps.
You can do intermittent burping while feeding & need to keep your baby upright for 15-30 minutes after each feed.
I understand the difficulty you are facing but without burping & letting the gas out, she will have difficulty in falling asleep.
All babies are different & reflux may not occur in all.
Usually thickening of feed helps.
Rice cereal is less allergic & is usually well tolerated.
You can try solids one at a time without mixing so that you can understand which one is causing more gas.
Sometimes, medicines are used to control the symptoms but is usually avoided in uncomplicated cases.
Simethicone preparations like Infacol are used.
This helps to control excess gas.
You can try it for a few days.
But continued treatment would need after evaluation of her doctor.
Acid reducing agent like Ranitidine is also used.
Gaviscon is good to prevent reflux but it should be started after discussion with doctor in person.
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This will help me to explain further & satisfy you.
Wish her healthy life.
I've heard people talk about Gaviscone for reflux. My sisters baby had it.. Is this something that would help??!!
is the thickening the tin thing you buy at the chemist in the formula aisle?? Have seen but not used.
Have used infacol since she was born and haven't noticed a difference but still continuing.
She seems to be rather sicky too Sometime she does a little cough after a bottle and bring s the whole thing up. Literally mouth fulls and more and more......this is quite common.
thankyou for your replies.
i take it then that i should go and see the GP to him to asses for gaviscone or ranitidine??