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because I'm so fed up with the non stop crying. I might get two hours a day when he's awake that he's not screaming his head off. Soooo she said to try supplementing with formula, even though he weighs over 15lbs now, and if in a couple days that doesn't work to start him on Zantac which he has an Rx for now. When we were in the office, he sucked down two bottles of formula that she game me (alimentum) and when we got home he ate more. Yesterday he was attached to me ALL DAY LONG. I'm really hoping he's just extra hungry during the day since he doesn't eat at night from 8-8. I really don't want to be him on meds if he doesn't need to be.
Ahhhhh....poor thing - it must be SO frustrating when your LO is not happy. I was VERY leary of putting Reagan on Zantac or Prevacid - but I quickly realized that she was not in pain/uncomfortable when on it, so the benefits outweighed the risks for me.
I hope the formula makes him feel better - but just a heads-up: I can tell when Reagan's reflux is acting up b/c she wants to nurse/eat all day long - I think the milk feels good on her esphogus or helps eliminate the burning sensation. So she will overeat and then spit it all up - which makes the reflux worse - and its a cycle.
Again, I hope this isn't Abe's problem and he becomes a happy little man soon!!
I have no idea if he really has reflux or not. He always spits up, most of the time not for an hour after he's eaten. And, after I stopped eating soy and dairy the amount of spit up has been less, but the frequency hasn't decreased all that much. The doctor told me to nurse him normally and then feed him an extra two ounces after each feeding if he still acts hungry. He's gotta be eating at least 6 ounces every feeding now, which is every two hours.
Just my two cents, It sounds like reflux. Babies with reflux over eat because the only time their little throats are not burning, is when that liquid is going down to cool it.
I'd try the meds, see how he responds and then go from there. If it is reflux and it's not treated, it can cause serious damage to his little throat.
All my girls have had reflux, but my first two were treatable without meds. So, I was nervous about giving Abby meds, especially so young but once I saw how happy she was and I knew she wasn't in constant pain anymore, it was so worth it and I know the right decision.
I asked the doctor if I should be feeding him at night and she said absolutely not. He's gaining weight really well and the last thing she would do is to disturb his sleep pattern since it's so great. The rest of the evening went well with no spit up! I just can't figure this out. With the extra formula he stretched to three hours, and then I gave him only formula and he didn't spit up at all. I'll see how tomorrow goes.
i hope you figure it out very very soon. like i said before the tummy meds are some of the safer meds from what i know but i havent researched too much on them. someone said the ailementum doesnt have protein? why doesnt it? do you know why your doc chose that formula and not regular? i am just curious cause i dont know much about the different formulas.