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desperate,advice please

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nemogirl1 Sat 09-Nov-13 21:37:35

Hi all,
I'm after some advice- I am literally at the end of my tether now. Lo is 22 weeks old. He is exclusively breastfed, used to self settle until he hit about 16 weeks and wake around 2-3 times per night. He is very active and advanced, and has always been a very fussy feeder feeding no more than 5 minutes in the day and up to 10 minutes in the night. so on the advice of the health visitors I began weaning at 17 weeks. After about 3 weeks of hell, where he would wake 5-6 times a night and began sleeping on his front as well as getting very fussy, I decided to stop with the weaning. I can't say I've noticed any improvement since stopping and have been to health visitors, breast feeding specialist and a doctor. Last week I asked a breast feeding specialist to check his latch and she said he still had a tongue tie (was snipped at 14 weeks) and we had it resnipped on friday. After making a fuss at the doctors, he contacted a pediatrician who said ruling out infection they would go with my suggestion of silent reflux. We tried initially gaviscon and now he is on 0.5ml of ranitidine 3x a day (75mg/15g)- he weighs 16lb 1. The only difference I have noticed is that hewill sleep on his back again. These are the sypmtoms:

- unsettled feeder, fights breast and now refuses bottle completely
- hates being on his back, arches and fights to be sat up (has since birth)
- never takes a large feed
- always has his fingers in his mouth and quite often gags himself
- probably the worst one is the noise he makes like he is trying to clear his throat, very hoarse noise, constantly being made- usually with fingers in his mouth at the same time.
-suffered from colic like symptoms when younger when I had dairy- cut it from my diet then.
-he is sick fairly often but not huge amounts and not all the time

I'm tired, upset that every night we have a screaming battle which ends up him being rocked to sleep before waking every hour or 2 and quite honestly fed up. I love him to the moon and back but I need answers now . Is it just me, are the doctors right that this is just a phase or is something more going on?? I have to phone doc on wed and he said if no improvement the pediatrician will see me but I dont want to seem like a hypochondriac wasting their time if it really is just me

Sorry for the essay x

RandomMess Sat 09-Nov-13 21:39:27

When he brings up a bit of milk very soon after a feed is it very very curdled and rank smelling?

nemogirl1 Sat 09-Nov-13 21:47:13

Sometimes it is just milk or like a milky dribble but quite often its curdled and smells horrible!

nemogirl1 Sat 09-Nov-13 21:47:42

Almost a bubbly texture if you get me

RandomMess Sat 09-Nov-13 21:50:35

One of mine had silent reflux and it was the same, even straight after a feed if she brought anything up it was already curdled. They may just need to up the dose of ranitidine???

nemogirl1 Sat 09-Nov-13 21:53:47

Perhaps, he is on 0.5ml 3x a day (75mg/15g) and weighs 16lb 1. Doctor told me it couldnt be reflux as he wasnt sick all the time. I was convinced but now he has made me doubt myself!

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