So I talked to the doctor and now I am even more confused than before. She was quick to jump to acid reflux and want to prescribe drugs. My gut just wasn't feeling that yet mainly because he doesn't have a lot of the symptoms of Reflux. Neither of the boys spits up, not to say they NEVER have, or to say that you HAVE to spit up to have reflux, but I just wasn't ready for drugs until I know that is what he/they need. Yup, THEY Aaden is now starting to show some odd symptoms too. Different that Noah, in fact Aaden's seem more Reflux than Noah's. Wet hiccups and burps and fussiness after eating. Noah's are groaning and arching back in pain. So stinking confused!
So since I wasn't quick to jump on the Reflux med wagon we opted for a formula switch up. Even if it is reflux a formula switch up could help. So Noah is now on Enfamil Gentlease and more breastmilk than before (sorry Aaden for taking away some of your breastmilk.) So now we wait and will check back in with the Pediatrician on Thursday, if the switch up didn't help we will be on to reflux meds. Poor Noah (and Mommy) slept horrible last night. Every three to four minutes he would let out a scream, tense up, and arch his back. I finally took him into bed with me for an hour, hoping it would help, but it didn't. My heart broke each time I felt him and his belly muscles tense up. I am noticing some relief while they are upright. Right now he is in a swing and it seems to be helping a tiny tiny bit, just a little (I think that is a sign of reflux). ANY thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated.
Oh and as for the no pooping for four days, she wasn't worried about it. She said some babies just go longer than others and as long as the stool he did have was loose than it is fine. Huummm? Oh and for the first time ever Aaden has now went more than 24 hours without pooping? Ya know... that makes me question a dairy irritation.
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