My daughter is 1 month old has been fussy and gasey ever since she was born. 1st she was on similac advanced with iron, but she vomitted everytime she ate and was crying. So we switched her to similac isomil advanced (soy based). The vomitting is not as bad. but at night she up constantly trying to eat. but before, during, and after she eating she cries like something is hurting her. her back arches, and only sleeps if I hold her or if she is on her belly. Is this acid reflux? I know I have it, but is this what she could have also???
I'm sorry no one got around to answering your post. How is you baby doing now?
It rather sounds like colic to me. She will probably grow out of it. Colic can be from a number of causes, but doctors aren't really sure about the whole thing still. It might only occur at certain times of the day and for a certain number of hours, but it can also last all day. And the only time you might get a break is when she is too exhausted to stay awake. You might have wanted to switch to another formula too.
Colic can last anywhere from 6 weeks to three months of age. You can try changing things in the baby's diet, since I have had experience with some of my children not doing well with milk based products which make them cry all day. You can hold her and rock her and soothe her with warmth on her tummy by holding her on your chest. You just need to do anything that will comfort her and maker her know that you are there for her.
There is nothing wrong with having her sleep on her belly. It is more comfortable for an aching tummy. We even do that as adults!!
If you are really concerned about the reflux, you can have her evaluated by a physician.
Sleeping on the belly is dangerous and greatly increases the chance of SIDS.
My daughter did the same thing, we took her to the doctor and he told us to mix a little rice cereal into the formula to thicken it up and help her keep it down. If I were you I'd talk to yours about it.
When I had my baby in the NICU they often put him on his belly and on his side. Of course he was constantly monitored. I always thought it was odd that they did this, but this hospital was one of the top NICUs in the country....I don't think they would do anything to hurt the babies there.
Of course I meant that she should monitor her baby while he is on his tummy. Having him rest prone on her chest is ok...I don't think I've heard about any connection with that and SIDs.
They used a tightly rolled blanket behind the baby to support him on his side when he was in his crib and I did the same when I took him home. He almost would never sleep unless he was on his tummy either because that's almost all he did when he was in the hospital. I just had to make sure that the surface was firm and that it would never block his airway. I never left him like that say, on my own bed...only in his bassinet, which is very firm....and I always kept an good eye on him.
Our house is smoke free too, which is one of the leading causes of SIDs.
I was wondering if some moms whose babies die of SIDs put their babies on cushy surfaces, instead of something that is firm and that blocks the baby's airways when they are face down.
Anyhow, the OP could also let the baby sleep in a carseat. Every one of my children except my son who was in the NICU have preferred their carseats. There is no danger on SIDs or choking on spit up that way, and when they have a cold and congestion, it's easier for them to breathe. They also get less gaseous.
Hi, I just joined the forum. I know it has been a while since you've posted this, but my son had the same thing for a few months. We put him in Similac sentitive, which is lactose free. I can't even tell you how well he has done since then. The arching of the showders is acid reflux, and what our doctor did was to put him in a medication, which we gave to him 2x day with the feedings. Luckly they tend to outgrow this, and my son is now 8 1/2 months old and has no signs of that anymore.
Which you and daughter all the best.
Hi, just read this forum. My baby was diagnosed with reflux at 4 weeks old and had all the signs of acid reflux. was given gavisgon and ranitidine by the docs which relieved some of the symptoms but he was obviously still in pain. I was breastfeeding as i thought this was meant to be better for reflux babies.
One day I tried cow & gate comfort and he was a different baby altogether. Doc say it's a sign his allergic to cows milk as the cow & gate is partially hydrolysed!!!! At last my baby is finally happy.
i'm not suggesting anyone stop breastfeeding but maybe you should try a hydrolised formula for a couple of days just to rule out any allergies.
Hello! my girl did the same thing so i put her on s26 ar it is thicker and she never brought it back up, but there is a reflux that makes u wee go back into ur kindys so i would take ur baby to a baby doctor as soon as u can..
hello im a first time grandmother my granddaughter will have a feeding and not and hr later she is crying so hard like someone done something to to the mom says when she gives her a lil bit of cereal with her milk at night she doesn;t act that way mostly during the day she only a month old shell be 2 months old sept 26 but its sounds like adcid reflixs to me please help gram and mom also daddy ( lol) he's stressed