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JenniRyan Tue 11-Mar-14 18:04:03

Hi all, my baby girl is 10 weeks old now and suffering badly with reflux. She was seen at 5 wks of age by a paed in a&e as a result and was prescribed omeprazole 3mls once daily and domperidone 1ml three times a day. It has not resolved and we are still awaiting a follow up appt with a paediatrician for review. I am so worried with how much she cries and is in pain and she is not putting on the required amount of weight. She is now 4.8kg having dropped from the 50th centile to the 25th centile. She is feeding aptamil but only taking 3-4oz 4hrly. Does anyone out there have any advice or reassurance regarding meds/dosage and follow up tests??? At present we are becoming housebound- she screams non stop in the car seat, the pram and now even the sling! Soo hard poor baby.

GotMyGoat Wed 12-Mar-14 11:03:25

Have you considered cows milk intolerance? My dd had reflux but it wasn't until she was about 6 months that we realised it was actually a cows milk intollerance, causing the screaming and pain.

Ask your gp about trying a dairy-free formula. We also used gaviscon to thicken her milk and help keep it down - is that a problem for you?

Curioushorse Wed 12-Mar-14 11:05:48

Another one with dairy intolerance here. Takes about a week to kick in after quitting dairy but it massively improved things.

Bumbershoot Fri 21-Mar-14 23:05:33

OP how are you and DD doing? We're going through exactly the same. DD is on ranitidine and domperidone but screams in pain when I try to feed her. Barely eats and weight has dropped 91st to 35th centile. Have you had any further help? I'm considering a&e tomorrow because what they have her on at the moment clearly isn't working and she can't carry on living like this sad

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