March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm #71736AnonymousInactive
Hello, I have a 7 month old daughter who is unhappy for most of the day and waking a ridiculous amount at night. Even when we share the bed and I am right next to her.
This started around 5 months, but the last few weeks has been getting worse. She had bouts of crying when she was a newborn, but this seemed to ease. I have taken her to the doctor who suggested I ‘try’ reflux meds in case she has it. I have checked out the web and she has some symptoms, but is it possible for it to rear its head this late on? The symptoms she has are: feeding lots, happy when distracted but upset most of the time (grizzling); oversensitivity to noise, restlessness, sleeps little (half an hour max during day and wakes frequently at night); change in voice. I’m not sure what I should do.March 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm #71737AnonymousInactive
Have you quit nursing? Changed formulas? Or started solids? If so, they could possible be causing this. She may be struggling from silent reflux. Have you read about that? Does she seem to be in pain?March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm #71738AnonymousInactive
She is still fully breastfed, with a bit of solids. I have read about silent reflux, but it is hard to know if she actually has it 🙁March 2, 2013 at 2:59 am #71739AnonymousInactive
My boys both suffered from reflux but it wasn’t silent. So in truth I don’t know much about silent reflux but have just heard and read about it some.
Have you eaten a lot of dairy or soy products lately? Or corn? Many babies are sensitive to dairy and soy. And some to corn.
You could try reflux meds to see if they help.
Have you or your little girl been antibiotics? If so, that will kill all the probiotics in the digestive system. Probiotics are the good live bacteria that line, coat, and protect our entire digestive tract. without them, the esophagus, stomach, and intestines can become raw, inflamed, and painful.
We found that for our children, a supplement of probiotics and digestive enzymes helped more than meds did. Digestive enzymes are what our body makes and uses to break down our food (proteins in particular). If someone’s body isn’t producing enough enzymes then they can have a hard time breaking down their food properly.
Here is a link to some more detailed information on probiotics and enzymes. https://www.infantreflux.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=16038March 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm #71744hellbenntKeymaster
I’d check your diet and hers. it is possible to start- because the proteins build up – so maybe something in your diet that you started when she was 2 or 3 months old & then it took a bit to show the reaction- reflux-
how are stools?
Reasons a breastfeeding mother might think her baby is reacting to something in her milk:
*poop that is not ‘normal’ mustardy yellow, seedy breastfed baby poop
*mucous in poop; mucous can look like: snot, jelly, cottage cheese, stringy like the inside of a banana
*stinky, foul-smelling painful gas
*straining and grunting to poop and, when baby finally does poop, it’s softMarch 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm #71821hellbenntKeymaster
How is everything? How can we help?
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