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Trust my instinct - comfort milk?

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PiercedMrsL Thu 13-Aug-15 19:41:22

Just after some opinions really!
Ds is 2 weeks old and FF. He's generally very good but I do think he suffers from colic and reflux as he prefers being upright, has to be winded after every oz/2oz yet can still bring up most of a feed, gets hiccups a LOT, and draws his knees up to tummy while crying etc.
The moses basket is already propped up, we keep him upright after feeds and give him infacol but he still seems to be in terrible pain.
The health visitor came around yesterday and quite frankly seemed more interested in her paperwork and getting me to go to baby group than how DS was even though I said I was concerned about him. Really don't want to phone her for advice.
DH and I think that comfort formula would really help, and I'm just wondering if I should trust my instinct and try the comfort milk, or take DS to the GPS and see what they suggest? I don't want to be fobbed off again sad

PiercedMrsL Thu 13-Aug-15 19:42:28

Also apologies if this doesn't make much sense, I just wanted to get it typed out!

BumWad Thu 13-Aug-15 19:47:20

Hi Pierced

It sounds a bit like reflux to me. If he prefers being upright then it could be because of acid that is coming up from his stomach making him uncomfortable. I'm not sure what comfort milk actually does but my DS has reflux and he is on ranitidine which helps with the acid. My DS is breastfed though. I have to keep my DS upright for his feeds otherwise it just pours out of him.

If he has got reflux you can add infant gaviscon to his feeds which helps keep the feed down, or you can buy anti-reflux formula which is much thicker. I would go to your GP, they should be able to help.

PiercedMrsL Thu 13-Aug-15 20:21:05

Thanks for replying so quickly! He's currently sleeping peacefully and it's hard to believe that he can get so upset and in pain, just when he does , it's bad.

Think I will give the GP a try and see what they suggest.
Being a first time parent is a minefield!

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