Yes, my baby is always perfect for the 30 minutes that we are in the office!. As for the food allergies/intolerance, I believe the most popular explanation is the hygiene theory. Dear God woman, how did you figure out that list of food intolerance?. But is shameful to suggest that the loss of a child is due to the parents crappy parenting.
Don’t let your child lie down or go to bed right after a meal. Let your child tell you when he or she is hungry or full. This way your baby won’t swallow too much air while eating. Talk with your child’s healthcare provider about changes you can make. Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health.
The AAP believes it is important for all pediatric health care providers to be able to properly identify and treat children with reflux symptoms, and to distinguish GER from more worrisome disorders to avoid unnecessary costs and treatments. In addition, let your pediatrician know if you notice that your baby doesn’t seem to be gaining weight or is having fewer wet and dirty diapers, as these may be signs that not enough of what he or she eats is staying down.
After having two babies with reflux, I finally learned that the biggest contribution to it was ineffective or insufficient winding/burping. Oh, by the way I finally learnt about proper winding technique from a lady here in NZ who has years of experience dealing with unsettled and reflux babies – website is here: Sleep Positioners and Sleep Devices: Are Dock-A-Tots Safe For Your Baby’s Sleep?
Consider keeping your baby in an upright position for the first half hour or so after feeding. If your bottle-fed baby spits up unusually often, your pediatrician may recommend thickening his or her formula with a very small amount of baby cereal. Lifestyle changes—including feeding and/or position changes—are recommended as first-line therapy for both GER and GERD.
Also it’s unrealistic to expect an 8 week old to sleep through the night. A typical reflux 8 week old night schedule would look more like waking up every 2 hours all night long. I know that refluxing babies are a challenge but I strongly encourage you to stop putting him to sleep on his side – even if it means he sleeps less well – and to always put him to sleep on his back no matter what. I’m concerned that you are unknowingly making some unsafe choices with your sleep environments.I’m not sure what you mean when you say you put him upright in a rocking chair (is this the same as strapping him into a baby swing?). Hi Alexis, my 8 weeks old baby has been diagnosed with reflux.
Infant GERD and nasal congestion
With frequent nighttime wakings, it may be tempting to soothe your baby to sleep quite often. This way, the baby can get all the nutrition their growing body requires without filling their little tummies too much at any given time. The other good news is that there are indeed things you can do to help make your baby more comfortable and sleep better if they develop this condition. (In rare cases, babies may suffer from a similar but worse condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.)
When prone the esophagus (food pipe) is above the laryngeal opening, thus high reflux or postnasal secretions have direct access to stimulation of receptors around the laryngeal opening leading to laryngeal chemoreceptor reflex (LCR) apnoea (breathing stops). The tummy and side sleeping positions significantly increase the risk of sudden infant death for babies under six months of age
If your baby is healthy, growing as expected and seems content, then further testing usually isn’t needed. Article: The identification and treatment of intestinal malrotation in older children. They may suggest surgery when babies have severe breathing problems or have a physical problem that causes GERD symptoms. Pediatric gastroenterologists only use surgery to treat GERD in babies in rare cases. If these don’t help and your baby still has severe symptoms, then surgery might be an option.
After feedings, hold your baby in an upright position for 30 minutes. This test is done to see if your child’s stomach sends its contents into the small intestine properly.
Surgical procedure for GERD in Infants and children
day time sleeping tends to be for short periods and usually are cat naps for 10 to 40 minutes with the child waking distressed (Shilkin 2010); You know there’s got to be some way for baby to sleep better. Don’t waste more hours and nights in an exhaustion induced fog, learn the secrets that have helped thousands of babies (and their mothers) sleep through the night. “A horizontal position makes it easier for the stomach contents to reflux into the esophagus.