Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Cindy | 2011-09-03


Follow up question on fussy 3 month old

Thank you for your reply. I looked up a bit more info on GER and found it interesting.
The info suggested that if she is eating normally and not losing weight then it shouldn''t need treatment.
Yesterday, I experimented a bit by trying to let her wait as long as possible between feedings. I found that this helped a LOT and she only became fussy right at the very end of her bottle. Plus, she was only fussy until her bottle was finished. Then I put her in a semi-upright position in her stroller and she was smiling again.
She seldom squirms in the morning or during her second feed of the day. Usually it only happens the third and fourth time around. Her evening feed goes well too although she eats a smaller meal. Her morning and evening meals tend to be smaller than the rest of the day and (my aching back tells me) that she is definitely growing! HAHAHA! She eats anything between 850ml - 1100ml per day. It is summer here (I live in Romania now...but from SA originally) so she actually gets thirsty too. Oh, and I did forget to mention that she has started teething at 2 months already. She has all the symptoms (excess saliva, temperature from time to time, crying, irritable, licking her gums and lips and nibbling on her fist and blanket).
Yet, with all this going on with her tiny body, she still eats like a horse! And she only spits up IF she isn''t burped in between. These days I burp her more often and her spitting up is rare. If it is, it''s just a few drops that come up with the gas.
So, that all being said, even with the GER pain, she STILL wants to finish her bottle and she can polish off 210ml in 20mins at the best of times...with burping in between. AND, I still have her on the 0-3 month bottle tops.
Sorry to bother with so much info, it''s just that the doctors here in Romania are NOT like those back in SA and I don''t have a lot of faith in most of them. :-(
Thank you for your time!

Expert's Reply



It does seem that you have confirmed the diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux in your baby daughter.She is certainly very young to be teething.It seesms that your baby is a hungry feeder and the large volumes of feed that she is taking will aggravate her reflux. Try her on a formula for hungry babies equivalent to Lactogen or an anti-reflux formula such as Novalac AR 1. Novalac formulas should be available in Romania. Your baby should also be on Losec or equivalent omeprazole product to reduce her stomach acid..

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