My breastfed DC has been frequently vomitting since being 2 weeks old. Not at every feed, and more in eveings and mornings, though can be anything. The HV suspected reflux, GP agreed due to to DC preferring to be upright and it not just being evenings.
GP gave us infant gaviscon, but I've mixed it up and spooned it in to DC twice now, and both times it's been brought straight back up, the second time it was a very big vomit, getting it all over her face and in her eyes. I am now not keen at all to give her it again.
Has this happened to anyone else ? Any ideas on what to try now ?
Reflux is a true nightmare and a very long process, so try now to get a appontment with a gastoenterologist. Meanwhile ask for Ranitidine. You can combine it with Gaviscon. Ranitidine cures the cause of acids while gaviscon cures the acids. IYSWIM. Later, if this is not enough, there are stronger medication. And do not hesitate to ask for them again and again. A reflux baby is a miserable baby, and it will take months if the reflux is really severe.
If you are BF, which is the best for reflux babies,you need to watch your diet: tea, coffee and chocolate make it worse. Try to cut all Dairy products as well. Try this for 1 week,and you should see a difference.
Go back to the doctor if it's not working, my DD had reflux, we started with infant gaviscon, and if I'm honest it was no use at all. DD ended up on prescription formula (Enfamil), Ranitidine and Domperidone, and it worked wonders. The vomiting is almost non-existent, back arching is gone and she sleeps now. Keep going back to docs until you get something that works for you.