http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT1h2tNNxQY Its my son and I think he has Sandifers syndrome which can be from severe GERD. Anyone see this before? He is very happy, loveable, wonderful baby. After he eats, he almost always postures, not always this severe but pretty much everytime he eats. He is primarily breastfed but it is bottle fed expressed milk because he has this extension thing so he pulls off the breast as soon as my milk comes in.....I gave up, but pump 5 times a day and can keep up. I give 1 bottle of Nutramigen formula at night with some cereal in it, per pedi recommendations. He has been allergy tested, no allergies. I have tried giving up milk and soy in my diet, no results. I tried no caffeine, no results. He is on prevacid and we periodically do chiropractic, we also elevate his head when he sleeps at night. He doesn't usually puke a lot, sometimes a little. he's in the 98th percentile for weight so sometimes I think doctors don't take me seriously but I did convince one doctor who is going to do an endoscopy on April 12, I think he thinks I'm crazy and he's just appeasing me. Unfortunately I didn't have this video to show him but will show him next time I see him. He wakes often at night because will only eat a little at a time, postures, then falls asleep again. Its exhausting!!!! Also posting on 1 year board.View Thread
Ooh, thats a tough situation. You know, some babies can handle food that young. I know my grandma always used to feed her babies early and my daycare person was pressuring me to start my son because she always started her boys at like 1 month old. Mine is 4 months and I just started him on cereal and some veggies per pedi's advice. The baby you are talking about could, and probably does, have some serious stomach issues. I wouldn't call CPS just yet, probably they won't do anything, she will not be your friend anymore and then you can't help him. To me it doesn't sound like anyone has ever explained why they shouldn't feed him, what could be happening, etc. I would strongly suggest that she take the baby to a gastro pediatrician. See if she is willing to let you come with so you can hear what he/she says too. Someone needs to tell the parents why not to feed. Sometimes just saying don't feed that doesn't work but if you tell her it could be hurting the child because maybe there is a food allergy, reflux, gluten intolerance, etc and those can really be serious. If she still won't listen, call CPS but be prepared for her to not be your friend (it doesn't matter though, you have to for the kids sake and she will eventually see it that way, hopefully)View Thread
I agree with your pediatrician and I don't personally think that teething tablets are safe and I would never use them. Natural does not mean necessarily safe. There are lots of unsafe homeopathic medications and it is risky because they are unregulated by the FDA. Hylands teething tablets contain Belladonna which is a potent drug. Look up Belladonna on wikipedia, it can cause hallucinations and according to that site it was actually used as anaesthetic for surgery and in ancient Rome as a poison. I personally would not give that to my child. Teething is painful but a little tylenol, some ice, a few restless nights and its over with. My DD got her teeth in sets of 4 which meant really difficult times when they came in but it only was for 2-3 days and then was over with and this only happened about 4 times that I can remember, the others must have came in without issues because she has 20 teeth (she's 3 now). I would just do the research on the homeopathic ingredients first and it would not be for me.View Thread
My son isn't quite as bad as yours but he does have horribly dry skin and bad cradle cap. We are trying Aquaphor and its working but the one thing I would suggest is get a referral to see a pediatric allergist. My doctor saw my son yesterday and since he also has some breathing issues and is always congested, coughs and sneezes a lot she is suspecting allergies which she thinks is causing his alligator skin too so she referred us to a pediatric allergist/pulmonologist. We will see him in a week and a half, I'm interested in what he will think!View Thread
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