ok so a friend of mine (on line friend lol ) had a baby recently, her second child. She is having trouble and looking for any help / advice.. here is her post to my Nov2002 group..
I'm at my wits end on how to help my little man. As you kow, Ethan
had reflux that we started treating at one month of age- so I
unfortunately know all of the symptoms to look for regarding GERD.
But Ian's issues don't fit the symptoms of GERD.
Mostly at night, but often all day, he will nurse really well and
then burp. He burps really well, sometimes three or more times after
a feeding. He shows no signs of discomfort while eating or burping.
Then about 5-15 minutes after a feeding he will start fussing. He'll
pull his legs up close to his chest and then stick them out
straight. Sometimes he passes gas when he does that and sometimes he
fills his diaper. Often he will give a short scream like he is in
intense pain. Otherwise he whimpers and grunts.
Even after he passes gas or fills his diaper- or spits up- he's still
pulling his legs up, fussing and generally unhappy.
I've tried gas drops, keeping him upright for 30 minutes after
feedings, giving him formula instead of nursing ( in case it was
something I ate), letting him sleep in his swing or bouncy seat, and
cutting spicy foods out of my diet. Nothing seems to help.
Because he's so uncomfortable he spends the majority of his time
curled up on my chest. Needless to say I'm not getting much sleep-
or time for anything like showering, taking care of my 3 year old or
doing work. My pediatrician is NO help.
Anyone have any advice/help/tips to help her out?