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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
I'm very sorry about this
My son had the same thing
It is one of two things
2)allergy to formula
most likely acid reflux
I've tried swapping her formula so I doubt it is this as it has continued since.
it's probaby acid
If it is acid reflux what can I do to help ease her pain?
you have to see the GP and get acid meds
ranitidine works well
How will the GP diagnose this? Just from her issues with wind? As other than this she doesn't seem to have any other symptoms?
It is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms
Are there any other symptoms?
sometimes spitting up a lot or crying with feeding
or not wanting to take a bottle
or problems lying on their back
If she doesn't spit up or cry but has the wind and issues lying in her back will the doctor be confident enough to diagnose her with this?
yes, I think so
No one has all the symptoms but this should be enough
In the mean time is there anything I can do to help alleviate her pain/wind?
Try to give small frequent feedings
keep her sitting up after feedings for a while
don't lay her down right away
make sure she burps every time
Is this helpful Jess?
We only manage to get her to burp occasionally after a feed :/
you have to keep trying
Gotta get her to burp
you can pat her for 15 minutes if needed to get her to burp
Yes it is. As we can't get burps is this why she wakes herself trumping? Tried patting/ rubbing different positions for half hour before to no avail :/
yes that is why
we did the same thing with my son
trade off with your partner
I know the arms will get tired :(
Okay. Thank you. Did any particular techniques help you get a burp?
put your forearm out bent at the elbow
palm facing up
and lay the baby stomach down on the forearm with your hand holding her chin
and pat on the back with the other arm
does that make sense?
hard to describe
Thank you, yes.
that was my go to maneuver with my son
great bicep workout too :)
You've been a great help. Haha. Definitely need to see the Dr about it then?
Okay, thank you very much for your help.
My son was SOOOOOOOOOO much better after getting on acid medicine
he was like a new baby I never met before!
Ah I'm glad to hear it! :)
Did I do excellent work for you Jess?
Thanks again! You did.
if you could rate as such I would greatly appreciate it
Rating you excellent. :)