Our baby has got silent reflux.
First month he vomited maybe 5 times, so we did not consider it as a problem. Second month was OK but lots of wind (gas) and he didn’t eat well. Third month he had greenish stools and I’d say diarrhea. Doctors were saying “do nothing, it is fine”. We used probiotics to normalize his stool and the probiotics worked well!
Fourth month the reflux became more severe but all we noticed was he started sleeping less and breastfeeding became a real struggle for us both. The doctor said he did not see a problem – our baby increased his weight, was smiling, looked healthy. I was trying to say that breastfeeding is a nightmare and we want to keep it for as long as we can… he did not listen.
At the end of 4th month we changed our GP and I said that I had read about reflux – my conclusion was that my baby had it.
At the beginning of the fifth month we started Ranitidine (zantec). 1.5 ml twice a day. The progress was slow and for the first two weeks there was no improvement. Then he started to sleep better.
One week on the breast only, no gaining weight. At the same time we started Omeprazole 10mg for 2 weeks and now we are on Losec. It works better – Losec helps to improve competence in my baby to suck the breast. With the losec we started oatmeal. Great!
But he is not eating much – we progressed to 8-10 teaspoons per day. We also started pears – went well, but only 2 teaspoons. Three day ago decided to combine 2 teaspoons of pears and 8 of oatmeal. This went well, but as he is not increasing weight we started oatmeal twice a day. Went well. Also introduced carrots!
Next day pooing was a problem and he slowly started refusing the breast again. Today we did not feed him oatmeal in the morning, at noon we gave pears and he ate around 4 teaspoons. Poo was OK today but I make him suck the breast at least for a minute then he stops.
We are a week before 7 months. I find my life as a hell. All we can do is to believe it will get better! We must have a lots of patience as our little ones suffer a great deal! I can see in my baby’s eyes that he is in pain and he hugs me lots – mommy everything gonna be OK?