Possible Silent Reflux
I have a 16 week old son who is roughly 12lbs 11oz. He was EBF until a couple weeks ago when I began supplementing. He nursed wonderfully until he was 7 weeks old. He then began crying during nursing sessions. He grunts, strains, arches his back, and cries in pain. Sometimes it sounds like he's gulping and choking. I tried everything. I thought maybe he had a sore in his mouth or a tummy ache. I cut everything out of my diet. Nothing worked. I don't have a fast letdown or over supply. When I googled his symptoms, silent reflux popped up. It describes my son perfectly, other than him being a bad sleeper; he sleeps pretty well. I convinced Dr to prescribe Zantac. He was on .6ml twice a day. It worked great for about a week then his symptoms reappeared. I asked to have the dose increased. He was sent for a scinta scan (sp) test which showed only a mild case; therefore, they will not continue medication. They gave me A.R formula instead. I'm so frustrated I don't know what to do. He's had a cough for weeks, he has wet burps and gets the hiccups constantly. I have to feed him on the hour to ensure he gets enough because he won't take a lot at once. He starts crying and gives up. I just want my baby to be happy and be able to eat when he's hungry. Has anyone else experienced this? Do they make any OTC medication I could try? I hate to medicate him but I feel it would work if the proper dose was given. And if I'm wrong, at least I could move on knowing it's definitely not reflux causing his symptoms. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.