This is Dr. David
sounds like he is a handful.
if the proton pump inhibitors are not helping, then they should be stopped
sleeping can be very difficult for that age. they can be used to rocking and movement to help them sleep
we used a rocker for our baby to sleep and he slept in the rocker the whole night.
there are many swings here which can help with sleep
is he moving his bowels regularly?
the expressed breast milk is really best for him. are you eating things in your diet which could be upsetting the baby like garlic or onions or alcohol or spicy foods?
Hello I am a classical homeopath and an MD
I can help you with remedy possibilities.
Please tell me a lot more about the symptoms and behavior
What makes it worse, better, etc
There is no such thing as a remedy "for" a condition. We have to look at the whole case.
You will need a homeopath for the baby and you have good ones in the UK, but I can help you get started........
Main symptoms: irritability, crying not specific times a day, mostly in theevening and around especially during feeds.
Arching his back a lot during feeds and when tired. Interrupted sleep with crying not always for a feed. Spitting out in every feed even 2 hours after. Good daily bowel movement. As breastmilk he gets is very little compared to formula i cannot identify foods that might make him worse but i am not drinking alcohol or coffee, spicy or onion-garlic foods. Only vice in my diet is sugar and chocolate.sleep is no good. No matter what time he goes to bed (7 or 8) he will want to wake up for play at 4, 5 in the morning as he is moving he legs and hands like crazy and won't settle until i pick him up and let him play.
As I said [see my offer] homeopathy takes extensive analysis...please realize this is not the first expert.
I do not see how they can say this is reflux...that is a while guess. It fits a colic picture just as well....
What do you mean by irritability, does it seem like anger? If you carry him around does it help?
I can tell you right now this is not likely nat phos, and probably not nux
Arching his back especially when feeding is typical of reflux. Refusing feeds and crying when given the bottle is also a symptom. Reflux babies also do not sleep well. Spitting out in every feed also indicates reflux and the fact he is doing it even 2 hours after the feed. You can say his behaviour looks like anger as he is kicking and scratching me a lot when i hold him and he seem to be in pain. But definitely he is teathing at the same time and he gets upset and angry when he does not manage to put some toys in his mouth or he does not get relief when he chews them.
Thanks. As i am not breastfeeding any more and the breastmilk i express is very little, can i give it directly to him. I bought a teathing remedy containing chamomilla and calc phos (from the organic pharmacy). It is in granules and says 5 granules 5 times a day. Can i put it directly in his mouth?
My understanding is that i paid the extra 43 in order to look at our case in more detail as you said you can offer more analysis. As i am new to this site i am not sure if i am waiting for an answer or if i should make more questions. If the latter then could you please consider the following?
Why not nux vomica as it is for digestive upset, irritability, hyperactivity, moody on awakening, burning pains which fit the profile. Chamomila laso does. Why not calc phos as they give it for teathing. Will it harm him if he takes the combination remedy i bought until i buy the new one? How many times a day shall i give the remedy?
I fail to mention he has painfull wind which sometimes wake him up crying. However arching is more of a reflux behavior than colic where they curve inwards instead of arching. Also wind is another trouble of reflux babies who also do not burp eadily like my son.
what about the ppi drugs he is now on. Do they block the remedies action in any way. Shall we stop them?
Thank you. I would also appreciate it if you answer my two other questions. How many times a day shall i give the remedy and if the ppi drugs we are now taking might block the action of homeopathy.
Do you have an office in london in case we decide to follow up for more detailed treatment?
Thank you. I used the combination remedy i had yesterday (cham and calc phos) before receiving your answer and today I bought the cham 30 and i gave him some this evening. Meanwhile today he has much bigger feedings which he never had before but he is very moody, do not seem happy and instead of being soothed when held he cries and stops when i put him down to his cot. He seems like angry. Very strange behavior I think.