For two reasons. Alice is obviously in a lot of pain at least a couple times a day. She spits up a lot, also sounds like she is choking a lot but nothing comes up and then starts screaming and arching her back. So I'm going to ask that we try some reflux medicine and see if she feels better. The other issue is I think we have thrush. Dd1 and I got it twice. When I told dh, he said he was waiting for it to happen. I don't know why I get it so often. At least I still have plenty of the nipple ointment so I am treated already.
I assume that you're keeping her upright for 30 minutes after feeding, burping frequently, and having her sleep on a 30 degree incline? (helps with reflux).
If not, those things can help.
Oh, and btw, Zantac is hard to give babies, it tastes like peppermint, which they universally HATE. Might ask if you can just start on a PPI like lasoprazole (prevacid) instead.
Poor Alice. I hope the pedi is able to give you something to help give her some relief. I hope the thrush clears up quickly.
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Yes, she won't sleep unless on an incline and even when she is awake she wouldn't stay flat on her back for long. At first she didn't burp at all, but since all this started she has burped really well, though half the time it is followed by hiccups, which she hates.
Thanks for the tip, that helps a lot!
Another thing, if anyone can put my mind at ease about this I'd appreciate it. I feel guilty for taking Zantac while pregnant, I feel like I caused this. And when Alice cries - it just sounds so horrible. Her face gets red and her lips get purple and it breaks my heart.
Carter did the same thing. Zantac didn't work for him and he hated it. The Prevacid is a pill that I dissolve in water and give him with a syringe and that seems to be doing better. My poor kid sleeps on the boppy, eats on the boppy, and hangs out on the boppy in general. LOL! He scoots himself down when he won't to lay flat but I usually move him. He also gets the hiccups pretty bad. Gripe Water really helps with that.
Don't beat yourself up thinking it's your fault. I did the same thing. I took Prilosec religiously while pregnant. We can't had to help ourselves and now we just have to help our babies. Once you get the reflux under control, you will feel better. Big hugs sweetie!
I hope you find some relief. The peppermint stuff is awful. So hard to give! When dd1 got older we had to mix it in her food, then her juice and her milk. Such a fight. Get something different if you can
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I've never been so discredited as a mother. The dr I saw (not my normal ped) said it isn't thrush b/c it isn't on dd's cheeks even though I am burning and it won't scrape off her tongue. She also kept saying reflux is physiological, normal and will go away at 4-6months. I told her the baby is in pain and she said pain is relative in babies, she thinks she is in pain so she cries. I told her my sanity can't survive this and she reiterated it is normal and if the baby is crying that often then she is tired and to put her down for a nap. She also told me not to overfeed her - how the heck do you tell in a bf baby?! Everything I've ever read says bf babies eat as much as they need. I pressed further and asked if we could try prevacid to see if it would help and she said prevacid causes memory loss in elderly and she doesn't trust it in babies. Everyone else I know says it is gentle and mild.
I'm going to call my normal ped's nurse and leave a message and see what I should do at this point.
Oh wow! I'm so sorry you had to experience that. Some doctors are just off the wall! I hope you can get straight answers soon and relief for your LO.
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