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baby boy born 37 weeks. now 7 weeks old.constantly crying to

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baby boy born 37 weeks. now 7 weeks old.constantly crying to the point of screaming, arching of back and neck, excessively loud grunting in sleep along with throat clearing, spewing feed and clear fluid, watery eyes, rash on cheeks arms and neck, completely uncomfortable and distressed baby.

Have tried Gaviscon and thickener in feeds along with colic remedies. No quality sleep for the baby or mum.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--how long has he been doing this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He has been like this - progressively worsening since day 4 after birth.


 


The hospital want me to give him the losec for two weeks and if he is not any better they will monitor him and do further observations.


Family history of milk allergy and celiac leads me to want to try him on an alternative to cows milk - why do they resist this change and would it be hamful for me to change his formula?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Alyson has he been gaining weight?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes he has been gaining weight. It's the pain which is hard to watch and his lack of sleep
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
I understand Alyson. So he hasn't had any studies yet for this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


No he has not. They are wanting to try the losec for two weeks and then if no improvement take him in for observation.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK. What's the formula you're trying now?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

KARRICARE GOLD + HA

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Alyson. I would try a hypoallergenic almond milk formula with frequent small feedings with lactase drops and see if that works. There are other medications that could be tried but I think he needs extensive reflux workup and it may come down to surgery if this can't be controlled medically
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