The pediatrician diagnosed it as GERD?
This is a discussion on babies with GERD (reflux) within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; any tips to deal with this? my poor girl keeps spitting up and crying in the middle of the night. ...
any tips to deal with this?
my poor girl keeps spitting up and crying in the middle of the night.
sometimes she will be in a good mood and then suddenly shriek in pain.
I see her also heart pain. boo hoo...
The pediatrician diagnosed it as GERD?
keep your girl constantly in an upright position
and feed in smaller but frequent quantities
limit the night feeds to 1 or 2 and smaller quantities....
and last but not least, monitor her weight and growth...any worries refer to pediatrician.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease = (GERD)
usually they will outgrow it with age....
my sonnie last time also has this but is mild....
usually after 4-6 months they will be doing fine ~~~
pediatrician diagnosed it as gerd.
but they like not very familiar with it. baby's gerd seems to be getting worse.
no one understands the stress of caring for her and husband finds her crying (and mine) irritating and is angry that i'm not doing more housework.
family members keep telling me that i should cope better.
sometimes i just cannot tahan and cry....
my dear son have this. pediatrician told us that babies born via c-sect has a higher chance of getting this.
Yupe when we feed him milk he will drink 1/2 n return all back on us n himself. What we did is we burp him every 20ml of milk, after he finishes his milk we put him on the netted bouncer which is elevated so it helps the milk to sort of settle in.
For a first time mum, it takes time to adjust to motherhood, to juggle housework or/and work and baby. Take it a time slowly, dont stress yourself too much. you shld do a search on the web to find out more about GERD then show it to your family members.
Take care n be strong!
dont worry so much
my dear son also vomit after every feed and just cry all d way
went to kk, went for the scope scan(where they insert d tube into his throat all d way down to his intestine to c whether block anot or too narrow)
so heartpain you know cos he cant eat before dat(gotta give drip) and also d disconfort n pain.
then results show his pathway too narrow, gotta operate to widen it if not will affect further his appetiate.
we did not op for d operation, just natural take its course.
just dont lie him down to feed, after feed make baby sit on yr lap, yr hand on d chin there n stroke his back up to make him burp(this way is better than lieing over d shoulder, faster to burp
now at 29 months, can eat can drink.....
if you want, can try different FM if you feeding FM
can give gripe water also
hope all will be fine for you
GERD is quite common. No worries.
You can try to feed small amounts, then give your kiddo a break and burp first, then continue with another small amount, n repeat the cycle.
this might mean more feeding (frequet feedings, smaller amounts), but at the end of they day, our objective is to ensure baby has enough nutrients to grow and develop.
I'm not sure what's your 'jobscope' at home but it'll be helpful if you list down the 'must do' and the 'good if done'. then once baby is napping, quickly do the 'must do' and take a rest. if there's extra time, then do the 'good if done'
dont worry. everyone needs some time to adjust n learn n cope. no one is a overnight miracle mummy
if you need some assurance or need someone to tok to, just holler over here in forum
Empty vessels make the most noise
baby is about 2 months old. the prob is that she must be carried upright all the time. put her in sling also quite hard to do stuff cos can't really bend over.
put her on her back she will be in great pain and sometimes cry until face turns blue. and then she will puke...
aiyah, i print from web my husband also dont't want to read.
now dear daughter giving me sore nipples again. she keeps using her tongue to lick my right nipple no matter how i position her when lying down. didn't use to have this prob.
realised that she's licking that duct that's a geyser-- the one that shoots milk very far. i think she's irritated by it. what to do huh?
augboz, did your pediatrician say why c-section higher chance of reflux huh? my dear daughter was delivered by c-section...
Last edited by uddermummy; 22-05-2009 at 09:21 PM.
My dear daughter used to have reflux too... She was in UK and born by c-section too. She was given Gaviscon for many months to thicken the FM so that it would stay down and not be puked out. dont worry it is very common and soon will pass in a few months time. She was still taking it when she was 10mths old, but cos we left uk to come back to SG, we stopped giving her, and she turned out oki. have not been having these problems ever since.. and now she is almost 30mths old
If you have the bouncer as suggested by AugBoyz, use it. If not, an infant car seat will do too. My doc suggested putting thick books to elevate the cot so baby can lie in a upright manner.
I heard from my midwife, cos babies born of natural birth, they got squeezed out of the birth canal and all the liquid in the lungs are all squeezed out too. But in a case of a c-section, baby is carried out, and so some liquid tend to stay in the lungs and am unable to be removed. I suppose this liquid causes reflux?
i found a web. hope it helps 14 Steps to Help Improve a Baby’s Reflux | Baby | Baby, Pregnancy, and Parenting at Babies Online
actually seeing so many babies got reflux, i'm starting to get wry alrdy...
uddermummy, hope your baby get well soon okay??
I tried putting dear daughter on bouncer but she hates it.
so bo pian, carry her almost 24/7 in a sling. sometimes feel like slapping pple who say that baby is spoilt, that i just have to learn to be more competent etc... they so smart, they come and help take care .
all these pple are NATO kings and queens, no action talk only...
will try to see another pediatrician recommended by one of the mummies here. hopefully, dear daughter will outgrow it soon.
did you read the web i gave you? it says you can try giving baby pacifier also...
dont care about what ppl comment about you... listen to pediatrician and those mummies who also experienced the same situation with you before...
thanks regina. actually tried most mthds before, and still trying.
tried pacifier but baby always have very bad latching after using pacifier, so only limit use when going out.
managed to make an appt with GI pediatrician. hope it'll work.
thanks! I always feel better after coming here, even if not to vent! Was at the special needs forum and was so uplifted by angelmum and epicurean's experiences.
am going to order another baby carrier, sleepy wrap cos baby not comfortable in the ones i have.
anyone tried sleepy wrap?