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Reflux help please possible dysphagia

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lillianhom Mon 06-Nov-17 11:13:42

Hi, I’m wondering if anyone has any advice.

My 8 week old baby seems to suffer from silent reflux and sometimes the odd posseting. She also seems to get quite chesty after a feed (could this be dysphagia??).

She arches her back after a couple of sucks from her bottle and screams and cries. Every bottle is a fight. She coughs and gags her way through it over an hour plus. She will only take .5-1oz at a time and very slowly.

I took her to the GP who prescribed infant gaviscon but this did nothing except make her constipated.

She has not had any common symptoms of cmpa however the GP referred her to the paediatric dietician who has now put her on nutramigen puramino and carobel. I express breast milk (she never latched) and substitute the rest with formula. I am also no longer eating any dairy.

Since going on this new formula she is no longer interested in eating. She only had 15oz yesterday when before she was eating around 30 (this would be around 30 separate feeds a day). She has never taken a big feed. She does not sleep in the day. She has been awake for 16 hours straight on several occasions yet the GP doesn’t seem concerned.

Her weight gain is fine so far.

I am at my wits end! Has anyone experienced anything like this??

Afternooncatnap Fri 10-Nov-17 17:27:17

Has she been checked for blocks in her digestive system. If not ask for a gastric review.

My son was eating OK when he was born but then his appetite went. He also suffered with silent reflux. They treated this by tube feeding, adding carobel (nasty stuff) to his milk and giving him lanzoprosole (also horrid).

After 5 weeks he was finally given a gastric review (at my insistence) he was found to have a pyloric stenosis. A valve between the stomach and intestine gradually closes as the baby grows.

It is uncommon in girls but not impossible and the symptoms are reflux. Even if it's not that a gastric review would be good just to rule out blocks.

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