VERY VERY sad baby

Nicki - posted on 05/08/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )

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my friend has an almost 3 month old and is currently breastfeeding exclusively and she is diagnosed with acid reflux and is currently on zantac. she seems to be very upset everytime she is not in somebody's arms being held upright. she absolutely HATES the car seat. she will literally scream the entire time. for example we were out for 4 hours and she cried the entire time. she refuses to take a pacifer. when she cries to locks her whole body up. any suggestions. we need help. she does not give up when crying. and by the way she is actually really teething. we see the teeth coming thru. any suggestions or encourage or sympathy is welcome. thank you

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Laura - posted on 05/22/2010

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My baby had acid reflux as well. and she had it bad! she would cry for hours on end! finally the dr told us it was because she was just spitting up enough for it to burn her throat, but not come out, so he told us when she was in one of her crying fits and nothing would soothe her, to give her maalox. you may want to ask your dr about it, because it was a lifesaver for us! also, we used such things as 1 oz of chamomile tea, and warm water with a tiny bit of peppermint extract in it, both seemed to work well.

Ries - posted on 05/18/2010

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ps, teething increases spit, chewing and swallowing, which increases stopmach acid! use paracetamol if needed!

Heather - posted on 05/13/2010

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Lil Teethers. They are little dissolvable pills that you can add to a bottle (if pumping is an option) or just put on her tongue. It will dissolve immediately. They are all-natural and safe for the belly. You can find them at any CVS or WalGreens. The rice cereal suggestion is a great idea also. It will help coat her stomach better. The baby swing could be an unexpected way to soothe her also. Keep trying things and just go with whatever works, even if it only works for a few minutes. It's a few minutes closer to soothing her than you were before you tried it :)

Aleshia - posted on 05/11/2010

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I can totally sympathise. My little boy had reflux too. It was difficult to get Dr's to believe that there was a problem with my baby. Everytime he fed, he would scream and bring every little bit of milk back up. He was also happiest whilst being cuddled, and held upright, which is understandable considering the pain he must have been in from the acid reflux while he was lying down,or had pressure on his tummy from his seatbelt.
Zantac and mylanta did not work for my son, we founda pediatrician who put us on Losec which worked. It prevents the stomach from producing the acid which causes the burning.
Reflux is often misdiagnosed as colic and left untreated can make for a very stressed mum and miserable baby. Before treatment my baby refused to feed at all as he was so scared of the pain it would cause. I would try and get the right treatment so your friend doesnt end up in a situation like this.
Reflux has also been commonly liked to milk protein intolerance and I was advised to eliminate dairy from my diet and still, at 2y.o my little boy has soy milk.
Good Luck.

Brianne - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son had acid reflux and they put him on zantac and it didn't work very well, so they put him on something else (can't remember what it was, sorry). He also HATED the car seat, bouncy seat, stroller, swing, and anything that meant I wasn't holding him. We later found out that he had an inguinal hernia and once it was repaired, he still didn't like those things, but he didn't mind being on the floor or playing on his own in something other than those. He was in so much pain all the time when he wasn't held upright or held with his legs close to his chest. He was also constipated because when he tried to go, it would hurt him. I would try something else other than the zantac first, but a friend of mine's baby had acid reflux really bad and nothing fixed it, until they decided to switch him to formula... they tried regular formula and it didn't change anything, but once she switched to soy.. it stopped and he hasn't been able to drink regular milk since. I wouldn't recommend moving to formula or giving the baby cereal too early either, I totally agree with Kristin, however if nothing else will work and the doctor thinks it will work, I would try to switch to formula. So, ultimately, I would think outside the box.. think about whether it could be the fact that that medication isn't working, if she just can't handle milk, or if there's an underlying problem (the reflux stopped shortly after the hernia was fixed). Oh, for teething we use Teething Tablets.. We used to use oragel but it didn't work so well.. these tablets are WONDERFUL and they are all natural too. I wouldn't try to get her to "give up" from crying, she is still in that impressionable age where they need to know that her mommy is going to be there if something is wrong and apparently there is something wrong. I hope this helps and if there's anything else you need, let me know.

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Charlotte - posted on 05/23/2010

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I'm so sorry to hear what your friend and her baby are going through. I know this message was submitted weeks ago so, you may have found a solution but I can tell you what worked for us. My daughter had very similar symptoms and was exclusively breastfed night after night of pacing, swinging, rocking holding her upside down, on her back etc... The big change for her was when I cut out certain foods.



There is a book called "The Baby Book" by Dr Sears, it has a list of food allergy/sensitivity trigger foods. There are quite a few but I just tried cutting out the ones i ate about 2 hours prior to nursing when she reacted the worst. Turned out it was Dairy (cow's milk, I could have soy), lemon juice (acidic...makes sense), mint (also aggravates reflux) and Chocolate (REALLY did not want to give that one up). Our life and our baby changed after that. We had tried medical and homeopathic treatments but nothing helped until i cut the foods out. Every month or so, you can try a little of the trigger food and see if her tolerance has improved.



Be mindfull, when she starts solids, she will likely have a tough time with certain foods. Carrots and spinach are VERY high in mineral concentrates and shouldn't be given until 9 months or so (learnt that one the hard way) Pears, Butternut squash and prunes make awesome first foods (careful with the cereal, its constipating so, balance it with prunes or pears).



Anyway, knowing what i know now, if i have a second, I would also add a good probiotic and digestive enzyme to her milk right from the start (probiotic intriduces good bacteria to digestive tract which is what helps process the tough foods and enzyme helps break the food molecules down) if baby is breastfed, you rub a tiny bit onto nipple.But again, i just learned about that from a few other mums so, i can't tell you if it worked personally.



On the teething side, careful with babies Motrin, advil or tylenol as they can all make reflux worse. Look up Viburcol made by a company called HEEL. Its a homeopathic teething liquid and it works wonders. Totally safe to take from birth and has no medical counter-effects. My girl was an early teether and we tried about 12 treatments before we found this one (yep the first 6 teeth were so painful for her until we found it).



This will get better, i do remember how it feels and how you think it will never end.

Stacey - posted on 05/20/2010

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Hi, my daughter had reflux and colic. I breastfed her exclusively too. She too was on medication etc. She is now 21 months old and dosnt have any issues like she used too, although has an intolerance to cows milk. Its one thing I wish I was made aware of when my daughter was suffering with reflux etc (she too was a very sad wee buba), as I feel that if I had of cut Dairy out of my diet whilst breastfeeding, I think that would have helped my daughter a lot. Therefore, my reccomendation would be if you have dairy in your diet whilst breastfeeding, that it may be worthwhile considering reducing or cutting dairy out of your diet. Good luck and take care

Lynsey - posted on 05/20/2010

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My son was a preemie and had reflux. He was put on prevacid. It worked well. We tapered him off of it when he was 8 months or so. Then he got a chronic cough that we though was asthma. After many tests and some trial and error, we discovered that he cough was caused by acid reflux. He is back on prevacid and the cough is gone. He still has asthma issues though...
I was unable to breastfeed because of he prematurity and my mink didn't come in. We tried about 6 different formulas until we found one that worked--Good Start.

Good luck. Hang in there!

Teresa - posted on 05/20/2010

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I have been there myself. My daughter Ava, who is now nearly 21 months, was sick with reflux from birth til 7 months. When we introduced solids it helped a bit. Have you tried a bouncey seat with the vibration and light bouncing? My Ava lived in that thing and her swing for a while bc that's the only places, other than my arms, that she felt content. Things will get better with time. Make sure to see a pediatric GI specialist as I did so they can determine if any further testing is necessary. Has your fried tried an "exclusion diet"? I did this to find out what foods were irritating my daughter the most. Dairy was a big irritant as it usually is. She should consult both her dr and her baby's dr before trying something like this. You can google it. i hope this is of some help. It was a stressful first year with my Ava and a 3 yr old but we got through and so will your friend. :) Good Luck and take care.

Kay - posted on 05/20/2010

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My boy had chronic reflux as a baby and as a result fed little and often through the night too. This made him very tired, whilst the reflux irritated his stomach and made him crabby before during and after feeding. I did notice he seemed better when breast fed, once I changed to a lactose free diet. You could always try colief in the bottle if you can't go lactose free. If you can get them to feed enough during the day then hopefully they won't get tired. Keeping them upright, most of the time helps, as does infant gaviscon. Most people report weaning seems to improve things so you might want to consider doing that once they've got to four months.

Mary - posted on 05/19/2010

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as far as the acid reflux goes...my friend went to the natural foods store and got digestive enzymes for her baby, she's barely had to use his medicine since.

getting the tummy issues under control will probably ease off too. until then a backpack carrier might be better than the car seat for times that you're out and not in the car - that way she would be upright and you would have arms.

Ries - posted on 05/18/2010

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speak to your dr about Prepulsid, it might go under another name but is a drug that is given before a feed, (including breastfeeds), and it speeds the food though the stomach to the lower intestine, therefore reducing reflux issues of the acid in the stromache and the refluxing itself.. i have 6 kids, two have suffered badly with relux like this, my latest is also breast fed, and so the sling has beeen our life saver. raise the head of the cot for sleeping and even with breastfeeding you can give smaller amounts more frequently to keep the volume from coming back up with the burn. good luck. also I found that I am still burping our 7 month old with reflux like a newborn to prevent the same screaming, especially in the car seat. sometimes the reflux babies have major problems with wind, not in the belly but in the oesophagus, the sooner the air is out, the lesser chance of a refluxing episode. I also give mylanta in small doses after the wind is up to coat the area and privide a litttle extra, see what your dr thinks about this, many will not do both that and zantac. also, check mums feeding diet as well. I have had to cut out milk and milk products adn this has helped SIGNIFICANTLY. it may not be an allergy to lactose, but milk protein. (this means they can eat cooked milk products like cheese and in casseroles etc, but no yoghurt, milk or fresh milk products. cheers! ps I am still breastfeeding well on this diet.

Tracey - posted on 05/18/2010

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For teething, I use a homeopathic liquid call Camilia, by Boiron. Has always helped both my boys when nothing else did. You can get it at Whole Foods or any homeopathic pharmacy.
But the tense body and wanting to be held upright makes me think it might be stomach upset. Have you tried Gripe Water (any pharmacy)? Fennel tea? I have a homeopathic remedy that helped my little guy sleep when he was very gassy, but I am not sure if it is for every child. Perhaps you could go to a homeopathic practitioner, it made a world of difference for me.

Valerie - posted on 05/17/2010

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My baby had reflux too. One thing that helped was when I cut all dairy and spicy foods from my diet. My son had gas pains from the dairy. See if her tummy is tight when she locks her body up. If it is, use gas drops. Does she like her swing? My son did. Our doctor said to feed him more often b/c his tummy just couldn't get full at each feeding. So, we went every 3 hours forever! Then to every 4 hours. We put bricks under the head-side of the bassinet to lift it a few inches. They make a special pillow for a crib, but it was too big for a bassinet. It actually fits under the crib sheets to lift the head. There are some specialty pillows that you can strap the baby into to keep them upright, which we didn't try out. she needs to try swaddling and then being upright. A Moby-wrap would keep the baby close and upright. You can Google Moby wrap and find it easily. It was $40 and worth it.
Definitely use Baby Oragel for the teething.

Emily - posted on 05/16/2010

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My daughter was born sad, her first night was horrific, and it only got worse from there. She had colic, which kills a little bit of your soul I think. I eventually stopped exclusively breastfeeding @ 3 months b/c she was so upset during our feedings. It was so disheartening. There were many times I cried with her, both of us must have felt so helpless. We finally attempted chiropractic care for her @ about 8 months of age after reading an article about it helping colic. Maybe it was a fluke, but things seemed to turn around right about that time. It wouldn't hurt, maybe try chiropractic? My daughter has benefited greatly & loves her Dr. Brian. My heart aches for your friend, I know how you feel as a mother, when all you want to do is soothe your child & nothing works, the failure weighs heavy. Best of luck to her & her baby, things get better...

User - posted on 05/15/2010

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Have no fear, this too shall pass. I know this sounds shallow and silly, but my second daughter had the same issue and it continued (unfortunately) until she was about 13 months. Then, slowly but surely, everything healed itself, we got her of the Zantac and we finally got a happy baby! We tried everything the doctor and stranger on the street recommended, but time is what healed her. She is now a very happy, healthy two year old, but we do not look back fondly on her first year. She cried and screamed her way through it, which in turn caused a lot of stress on the family, but we all got through it and your friend will to. My thoughts are with her! Hang in there!

Elizabeth - posted on 05/15/2010

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Get a Moby! Brenna was that way... I DREADED having to take her anywhere in the car, because she screamed the whole time, and holding her all day was the only way we had peace (at all, even then she screamed in my ear most of the time) A Moby is a wrap that holds baby VERY close and secure to your body in an upright position, so it keeps reflux at bay. I also had to remove all dairy and soy from my diet for most of the first year. Giving small meals works best too, don't try to breastfeed every 2-3 hours, try to BF every 30 min-1 hour to see if it helps. As far as the car seat goes... I found that getting her a Britax roundabout instead of the infant carrier worked SO much better! The infant carrier reclines too much for a true reflux baby, combined with the motion of the car, I think it's just too much for their little bodies. I'd move the baby up to a convertible car seat. We had to try several different types before we found one that helped her. The Britax is the ONLY one that she doesn't scream in (and now she's 20 months!!) Hope some of this helps! Hugs!!

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My baby responded really well when I removed dairy from my diet. I've also been taking him to the chiropractor. Has your friend considered a different type of swing? My first hated the Boppy portable swing we have, but my second prefers it. I've also tried Mylicon gas drops and Baby's Bliss Gripe Water. The gripe water is all natural.

Denise - posted on 05/15/2010

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Oh how terrible for the wee thing. My son did not have this issue so I can't appreciate how horrible it must be to see your child suffering. What I can offer though is I read a book by a UK woman - Gina Ford who "contented little baby first year" which uses routine as the foundation of her approach & long feeds as babies that only have short and frequent feeds are getting the fattening but poorer quality fore milk and she appeared to indicate that this can make them hungry sooner and this can cause the problem of acid reflux. I am not sure if anyone wants to hear this so please feel free to ignore if you like but I will try following her book for my next baby as I have a contented little toddler who slept through the night since 3 months. good luck

Sarah - posted on 05/14/2010

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both of my daughters had acid reflux. With my first we tried to meds (prilosec, etc.) they didn't really work and were super expensive. with my 2nd daughter we tried putting rice cereal in her bottles (I would pump and feed her w/ a bottle) and it seemed to work better than the meds did for my 1st daughter. I also kept them inclined all the time. even when they slept, they were inclined. the reflux slowly disappeared for both of them and was gone by the time they were 8 months. they also both had milk allergies so I had to keep dairy (any milk or milk by-product) out of my diet. as far as being so fussy, i had a book called The Happiest Baby on the Block and the techniques in there really worked for my girls. Good luck and I promise it wont be like this forever!

Katy - posted on 05/14/2010

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My daughter had HORRIBLE acid reflux and remained on Zantac until 14 months old! I breastfed exclusively for 3 months, but because of the reflux eventually ended up pumping and feeding her breast milk through a bottle from 3-6 months except the feeding right before bed. It did help to feed her upright and 1/2 a bottle at a time, then rest for 10-15 minutes then feed her the other half. This did seem to help. We did have to increase the Zantac doseage twice during the time she was on it...that may be something to ask the doc about!

Jamie - posted on 05/14/2010

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Oh one more thing. Our GI doc also had me stop breastfeeding and out him on nutramigen formula made by enfamil. It's hypoallergenic and very easy to digest.

Jamie - posted on 05/14/2010

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I have been there 3 times with all my boys. It's not an easy thing to deal with. My first son was not diagnosed. He cried for 5 months 24/7. Never slept, it was hell. If the zantac isn't working they need to change the meds. I currently have a 4 week old baby who is on prevacid and it is doing the trick, this is the 3rd medication he has been on. We are seeing a GI specialist who also has me thickening his bottle with rice to keep it down. I also use a tucker sling for naps and sleeping. It works great for keeping them in place and upright. http://www.tuckersling.com/ I also use this book with a great schedule that has helped me and all my. The author is Gina Ford The contented little baby" book.
She will get better I promise. Good luck!

Karen - posted on 05/13/2010

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Hey!! I definately recommend prilosec too, my daughter was a complete different baby after switching from zantac to that, and also from experience with a baby with reflux, and teething at the same time, tylenol worked wonders for us and try formula instead of breastmilk, it's a bit thicker and will hold the acid down, and ask your doc before you do this but adding a bit of pablum to the formula in the bottle really helps, but make sure your doc ok's it. When she's old enough for real food, pears are the least acidic fruit, my daughter loved them!!! hope this helps!!! good luck!!!

Melissa - posted on 05/13/2010

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i tried to breastfeed for a long time. after 2 months of it i had to give up because my son just wasn't taking it well...i've switched him over to soy formula and he went from screaming baby to very happy baby all of the time. its very hard with breastfeeding because the baby eats everything you eat. colbe actually started spitting up blood from his esophagus getting raw cause he couldn't hold a lot of the breast milk done. switching to soy was the best thing i ever did for him.

Christina - posted on 05/13/2010

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My daughter had the same thing when she was born along with some other things. For those other reasons I was unable to brestfeed and she was on the Similac Alimentum (it's the purple can and pretty expensive) it did help somewhat. I had to feed her sitting almost comepletely upright (not to fun). She was extremely fussy and very hard to soothe. My daughter also did the same thing with completely locking up her body, but she usually did that when she was having a reflux moment. The scarey thing was that because it scared her so much when it happened and she would lock up she would even lock up the flap in her throat so that it was not coming out nor was it going down and she could not breathe.VERY VERY SCAREY!!! the only thing that I could do wa immediately swoop her up but hold her softly and talk to her, (you know mommy soothing talk) andshe would eventually release and then immediately start screaming which was actually a relief to hear. I would also sleep with her right next to me at night. she slept in a bouncer that did not really bounce to much and was pretty much upright sitting position. that lasted for about 5 to 6 months. I also tried Gripe Water which is all natural ( also a little pricey) but it really did help calm, and soothe her. I thought so anyway. So maybe try that too. It is for sure a not so fun, seems like forever process, but it does get easier and my daughter grew out of it. Just stay strong and keep being the good mommy that I'm sure you are.

Veronica - posted on 05/12/2010

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With my 2nd child she was always upset. Teething or not. She is a challenge. The only thing that would work for us sometimes is to sing some song to her. Try to distract her with toys and singing. I hope this helps a little.

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I CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEM! My son had reflex from the time he was born, I didn't want to put him on medican and continued to look for an answer. I was also breastfeeding and tried different ways of feeding to help. The one that worked the best was feeding smaller amounts every 1/2 hour. Because he threw up so much, he also was not gaining weight very fast. In my quest of finding a solution, I came a cross an ad for coliccalm. This is an all natural product for reflux, teething, colic, hiccups ect. I tried it and my son has a complete turn around. His throwing up was 95% better, and gained 2 lbs in a month. My son overcame his problem completely by 10 months. People made fun of me, but I kept a journal of everything he ate so I knew what foods was making him throw up. (fruit punch or any suguary drinks and anything with alot of artifical color made him sick. He is now almost 2 and can eat and drink anything, thought do not give him soda, or a lot of junk foods. He eats healthy and gets the junk only at partys or as a treat. *** YOU CAN ONLY BUY IT ONLINE AT COLICCALM.COM

Wendy - posted on 05/12/2010

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I remember that with Simon it seemed like forever, he constantly cried. he had 4 teeth all at the same time coming in. Just remember you are their only support. They love and depend on you. Cutting back on car trips may limit you, but only for this early time in her life. Simon is 20months and he's just playing by himself and having fun. This period will end. There is a light at the end....Some wise words I was given ,"Listen to your children and they will listen to you" Many blessings, Wendy

Yhomaira - posted on 05/12/2010

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I think one of the reasons why is she like that is because she is teething. I'm not sure if you baby can take this but they sell infant teething pills I gave those to my daughter. When they are teething they do that crabby and start crying non-stop. Soon it will stop if she's crying consistently I dont know what to tell but to try many different things as like toys, cartoons on tv, speak to the baby's doctor not that they do much because they dont that's why doctors get me upset they act like they know nothing.

Katie - posted on 05/11/2010

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My son had acid reflux and was started on Zantac but it did work for him so they put him on previcid; that ended up working for him. I am no expert but it sounds like the baby may have colic; has the doctor looked at this as a potential cause? This doesn't sound normal to me, so I suggest going to see the doctor until things get better. Since the baby can't say what's wrong all she can do is cry. I hope this gets better soon! Good luck!

Angela - posted on 05/11/2010

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Sabrina - How old is your doctor?! Wow...That's the first I have heard of any doctor saying it's ok to give any amount of alcohol to a baby. That's crazy!

Anyway, Nicki...My son had reflux as well. We started with Zantac too at 1 month old and that made it worse. He just had a bad reaction to it. They switched us to Prevacid, I think. That worked well for him and we were able to taper off and stop by the time he was 6 months old. We thought we were going to have to start again but he's been ok. I also exclusively breastfed and my son never took a bottle or pacifier. At the very beginning until I can't remember when, I had to cut out or limit onion, garlic, spicy foods...pretty much anything that was acidic or gassy. Tomatoes, ect. It didn't limit me too much and was completely worth the quiet times with my son! Anyway, have your friend talk to her pedi about medication and try having her cut out gassy or acidic foods while breastfeeding. I agree that bf'ing is the best thing as her milk is made for her baby. Her little system just isn't ready for all the favors mom likes :) Oh, we also used the wedge but he hated it and the meds and me watching my diet really helped. She needs to figure out what is setting it off and I bet that will make a world of difference. Good luck to them both!

Sabrina - posted on 05/11/2010

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As far as being upset when not being held I would suggest wrapping her in a swaddler and laying her down on an inclined pillow. With the teething I completely feel your pain there, baby orajel and teething tablets only worked for my daughters first two teeth, she didn't like the cold teething rings and she was too young for the frozen fruit in a mesh bag(which by the way works wonders when they are about 6 months old) so my doctor told me I could rub a little bit of alcohol (i used rum or amaretto) on her gums. Just dip your little finger in the rum or whatever and rub it over the gums where the tooth is coming thru, this helped tremendously, my daughter was actually able to relax enough to sleep which meant I got to catch a few z's as well. Gool luck to you, I know how tough it is when your little one is not feeling well.

Jentri - posted on 05/10/2010

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My baby did the same thing until the doctor had me start givig her expressed milk with a tablespoon of rice cereal mixed in. It hasn't compleatly stopped the problem but it has helped. Good luck!

Brittany - posted on 05/10/2010

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My son Dakota has been on zantac because of acid reflux for the last couple of months now. Which started when he was a baby but the doctors never listened until now about it. With the whole teething thing...they have baby oragel you can put on their gums which numbs it for a while and they also have teething tablets which you put in a small amount of water...I'd say about 2oz, they dissolve so its safe. So those work to. With a child who is teething, it is almost impossible to keep them happy. Sad thing is...if you always hold them, they will learn that and always feel needy when they should be more independent. I would talk to a doctor and see what they say or suggest. Some Dr's are dumb and dont know anything but some may actually have better suggestions on how to deal with it or how to control it better.

MiRYAM - posted on 05/10/2010

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My twin had acid reflux until 8 months, when I ask the dr, to change the zantac for Losec, a week later of taking LoSEC, my twins were the most happy kids, but they use to cry all the time and had to sleep almost sitting down, it was hell, on their first birthday they stop taking medication for reflux, but is a nightmare I understand your friend.

Kat - posted on 05/10/2010

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My daughter was very colicky for her first several months and cried constantly for many hours every night. I exclusively breastfeed her and decided to try removing dairy from my diet, it made a huge difference for her! She is 20 months old now and is able tolerate milk products; for some reason her little body just couldn't deal with it until she was about a year old. Good luck! It is so hard to hear your baby cry like that!

Angela - posted on 05/10/2010

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we've been having real trouble with our while he's been getting the back teeth and nothing was easing the pain for him till my friend suggested ashton and parsons it is suitable for the younger ones i think but just check the packet in case could just be the pain of the teething thats making the little one cling so much but all kids are different so i give no promise it will work but wish you and your friend the best of luck

Kristin - posted on 05/09/2010

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I had a very VERY sad baby too - I slept sitting up on the couch with her for the first 4 months. Hours and hours and hours a day of crying and rocking and swinging and nursing. We tried Zantac for a while and found that Prilosec worked much better, though it was more expensive and needs to be compounded, which not all pharmacies do.

I was recommended to start cutting things out of my diet, you should be able to find a list online somewhere, but I know that caffeine and chocolate were the two for me that made the most difference, but milk is a common irritant too. Your friend should keep breastfeeding if she's committed to it, my cousin is a speech therapist and has done research that shows breastfeeding IS best for reflux-y babies, though there will be people who try to convince her to put the baby on formula and/or cereal right now.

It's a long road with a baby with reflux and tell your friend to hang in there. Lucy suffered symptoms until about 16 months, though most babies outgrow reflux by 8 months or so. Keep on the pediatrician too, because I know my Dr. didn't take me seriously at first. "Babies are supposed to cry" she'd say. I'd say any suggestions she can find are worth a try. Good luck good luck good luck!

Lena - posted on 05/08/2010

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My nephew had acid reflux and I believe that is not fair for a baby to have., but if she is breastfeeding maybe she should try putting milk in bottles and feeding her in a up right postion and feeding her half the bottle then burping and so on so on. because she is going to b cramby for a lil bit especially if she is teething also. Then after she is eating they usaully get sleepy I would get a pillow and prop her up on itand pat her back gently

I think thta would work

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