We thought the formula switch solved things, but alas, things worsened. Ally would cry, scream and arch her back during every feeding. We finally went to the doctor who diagnosed severe acid reflux and prescribed zantac. The zantac doesn’t seem to be working, although it’s only been a few days. I guess it can take up to a week to see if there is a change.
When not eating, Ally is a pretty happy baby. She sleeps well, plays well, doesn’t fuss or cry. Occasionally she’ll start crying out like she’s in pain but we now know that’s the reflux.
Silent reflux is when you have very few symptoms because the baby is swallowing not spitting it out. So the acid burns on the way up and on the way back down- double the pain. Our sweet little baby just toughed it out though except when we try to feed her.
In this photo, she’s wearing an outfit that was given to ME from Grandma Wilson (Myrt) when I was a baby! Unfortunately Ally is huge and this doesn’t fit her that well. So the positive side to all this is that other than the difficulty eating, she IS eating and growing and developing at a normal rate. Pray for us that God gives us patience and calm and heals little Ally’s throat and tummy. Some babies grow out of this by 3-4 months, some have it until they are on solid food only and no bottles. We’re hoping it’s soon!