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Sep 13, 2013
I'm not sure if he has reflux?? help
Hi there, I'm new to this community but unfortunately I think this is where I belong. My twin boy is 3 months and 3 weeks, and was born 6 weeks premie. He was fine about one week ago having 900 to 1100 ml a day with some gases but overall he was fine. A week ago he went down form 1100ml to 600 to 700 ml, and started to do projectile vomit, one or twice a day. He has no fever, very active , happy, went to the doctors yesterday and he told me is fine as he had put on 320gm over the last week. The gp said it could just be a bug but honestly a bug should stay only for a couple of day not 2 week and he is getting worst, today he only had 600 ml and vomit once and he weights 6.4 kilos, every time we feed him he is in Pain and sometime he choke. I'm really worried as every time he drinks he stomach makes noises like something is wrong, and if he has more than 100ml the most likely he will vomit and cry, I don't know what to do as he is a very happy baby but he is not eating and vomiting, and the doctor said that everything is fine but today he wont even manage 700 only 600. Any advice is really appreciated. PS: My other twin girl has been diagnosed with reflux and is taking two medications - Zantac and Losec - but she started having reflux when she was about 6 weeks of age, so I don't think My twin boy has reflux as they say that it will be diagnosed when they are about 1 to two month of age, and he was fine no problems until one week ago. Do you guys think he has Reflux as well?? as he was fine for the first 3 month? Thanks for your advice.
Sep 14, 2013
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Welcome! The onset of reflux can begin at any time, so there is no way to rule it out as a result of symptoms showing themselves at 3 months. Reflux can be triggered by numerous things -- for some it is triggered right away as a result of simply consuming nourishment orally, for others it takes additional factors to trigger it. One of the first things you may want to consider with your son is the possibility of a sensitivity or allergy. I gather he is on formula? There are some formulas designed for infants with milk/soy sensitivities/allergies and you may want to consider switching to one of those (probably for both babies, as such a sensitivity/allergy could also exacerbate reflux in your daughter).

If things are getting worse rather than better, it is time to see the gp again and explore the possibilities further. Don't be afraid to advocate for your little guy -- parents have a much better and clearer sense of what is normal and not worthy or worrying about in their individual children, since doctors only see them for a few minutes, so listen to you intuition, believe in your observations and insist on clear explanation for why a doctor believes there is, or is not, something to be concerned about.

Check with your
doctor first!