I have an 8 week old girl who has been diagnosed with reflux. Generally it is silent reflux, which means she doesn't vomit all the time (only occassionally) but just has the pain and discomfort. Most daytime feeds end with her screaming for between 5 minutes and 1 hour, but at night she is generally okay, only screaming for a few minutes, if at all. She also often refuses the breast initially and it can take up to 5 minutes to get her attached, only to have her pull off screaming a minute or two later, but still looking for food. She is in no routine with her feeding, sometimes wanting to feed after only 2 hours, other times 5 (not influenced by day or night). A good feed is about 6 minutes per side. She has been on mylanta with every feed since 6 weeks. I also have the head of her bed and change table raised.
My eldest daughter also had reflux, and became a failure to thrive baby due to the feeding problems, and I am worried about that happening again.
I would love to hear from any other mums who have experienced a baby with reflux, and their tips on what worked for them.
mum to 2 girls