Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: ANNON | 2012-07-30

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Fussy Baby

Hi, hope you are well?!

My baby girl is 5 month old now and is very fussy, difficult. She has been like that since we got home from her birth. I put her or AR cause she is spitting up milk bad, it is better now. What could be the cause of her fussyness if i rule out being hungry or over tierd?? Some nights she only sleeps little at a time. Her stomach is also diarhea but little better now but she is not sick.

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Paediatrician

Thank you.Thre are at least 3 possible reasons for your baby giving you this problem. Firstly she may still have reflux and stomach acid that is refluxing back up into her oesophagus is causing her discomfort all the time. Besides being on an AR formula she may need a medicine such as Nexiam to lower the amount of stomach acid she has. Another possible cause for her fussiness,especially if she has diarrhoea often is that she may have lactose intolerance. The third possibility is that she may have an allergy to cow's milk. The easiest way to rule out both possible lactose intolerance and possible milk allergy is to try her on a soya formula such as Isomil1. If she improves well and good but if she remains the same then you can be reasonably sure that she has reflux and needs to go onto proper treatment. She will then need to see a paediatrician.

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Posted by: Annon | 2012-07-31

As i already had her at a doctor and asked for meds and he said i must wait it out she wil grow out of the reflux ect. ect. they also keep telling me keep on using probiflora, i took it upon myself and started the Nan AR. Can i take her for exrays to determin the reflux as we only have GPs in our town and need to drive far for a peadiatrician. The acid makes sense. This could be the problem. Maybe we should just drive down to see a pead. Thank you.

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