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advice about reflux please

(12 Posts)
pandagirl03 Sun 12-Jul-09 20:48:17

Hello

I went to the doctors today with my 2 weeks old ds, as i thought he had reflux after what people had said on here. I looked up syptoms and he had alot of them. Doctor agreed said he had reflux. Now my question is this. He has given me infacol to treat reflux is this right because everywere i have read people are getting given infant gavisgon. Please advise me. thanks.

Rumpel Sun 12-Jul-09 20:51:34

I tried infacol - useless you need gaviscon powders. Go back and see another GP.

pandagirl03 Sun 12-Jul-09 20:52:52

thanks rumpel, i dont know how long infacol takes to work but i have given it to him his last 2 feeds and its not made any difference.

noddyintoyland Sun 12-Jul-09 20:55:30

I though Infacol was more to help with colic/trapped wind bubbles. My DS had reflux and had Gaviscon Infant powders and then Ranitadine.

Maybe you should see another GP?

Rumpel Sun 12-Jul-09 20:57:14

Infacol is one of those things that builds up but it won't really help. If your DS had projectile vomiting and pukes after every feed you need gaviscon -back to another Gp tomorrow - they won't even mind you going back to discuss it honestly.

pandagirl03 Sun 12-Jul-09 21:22:56

Thats what i thought it was for noddy. I could kick myself for not asking more questions before leaving. I will call my own GP tom and see what they say. Rumpel my ds pukes after every feed, sometimes its projectile and comes out his nose and everything sometimes its just alot of sick. I was so tired today when i seen the doctor i didn't ask enough questions. thanks all.

Rumpel Mon 13-Jul-09 20:56:04

How did you get on today? I didn't realise my DS had reflux until he was about 3 months old as he caught chickenpox when he was 18 hours old and the first 2 months were a living hell of sleeplessness, crying, projectile vomiting and constant washing sad Took me ages to bond with him! The gaviscon really sorted it out though and he is such a lovley wee person - nothing like the seething mass of red anger he was when he was newbie - he's 1 this week. Hope you get on okay and if it all gets too much ask for some help!

pandagirl03 Tue 14-Jul-09 11:11:37

Hiya Rumpel,

Thanks for asking after us. Well we changed his milk to apatamil easy digest at the advice of the doctor and i am still giving infacol, fingers crossed its doing the trick at the moment.

Still early days but he is not projectile vomiting now and only has a little dribble if anything come out when winding him.

Hes also sleeping good now which is great, he went to 1.30am and then 7.30am last night which is brill for a baby of his age, it certainly beats the two hours of sleep i was getting before. smile

Rumpel Tue 14-Jul-09 13:34:56

Great - let's hope it continues then. I used aptamil for the first few months then went onto Hipp organic when he was a bit older. That is a fab sleep for his age - lucky you!

MissMoopy Tue 14-Jul-09 13:54:29

Infacol is for wind/colic - not reflux!
You need Gaviscon powders or ranitidine syrup depending how bad reflux is. keep on at your GP - my dd spent the first 4 months of her life miserable with reflux because no one believed us she had it!!
Once a GP listened and she was put on Ranitidine she thrived and was, and is, a happy little girl xx

Mummywannabe Tue 14-Jul-09 15:52:31

pandagirl - we use comfort easy digest for same reasons - took about 2 weeks to see full effect. Also changed to DR Browns bottles. Within 2 weeks he was much better at feeds but he never actually was very sick just had bad pain (think they call it silent reflux)

Hope it settles down soon.

spinspinsugar Wed 15-Jul-09 12:12:07

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