C had his first checkup with his pediatrician this afternoon and he did great. At 8 pounds, 13 ounces, he successfully surpassed his birth weight! His doctor prescribed Zantac for his acid reflux. We will be able to start and stop that for him as we wish to experiment and see if it helps him. I’m relieved that we can have that to fall back on, since my own experimenting with avoiding certain foods for breastfeeding (spicy, citrus, chocolate, etc.) has yielded zero results.
I’m really excited that his pediatrician is very nice, thorough and didn’t make us feel rushed at all when we were asking questions. This doctor was recommended by Hubster’s supervisor, who has three boys, and I couldn’t be happier with his recommendation.
C is now in the 82nd percentile for weight. That just makes me laugh, because he looks so scrawny! His arms and legs are a bit too long for most of his newborn-size clothes, but all the 0-3 month clothes just hang on his little frame.
Hoping the Zantac will give our little man some relief!
It’s so difficult watching your 2-week-old baby look at you with a pained expression while he’s crying inconsolably.
I think C has acid reflux, and it seems to get worse every day. He has a desperate pain cry after eating and arches his back in pain. He cries for a long time and his pain often wakes him up. He’s most comfortable sleeping on our chests because he can be upright. He gags, vomits and gets the hiccups all the time. I want to cry when he’s crying. It’s so sad that I can’t make it better.
I’ve tried to stay away from foods that can cause reflux in babies. We’ve propped his changing table so that he’s on an incline. His sleeps on an incline. We keep him upright after feedings. We’ve tried different bottles.
Nothing seems to help and he keeps getting worse. I can’t wait for our appointment with his pediatrician tomorrow afternoon. I hope there is something that we can do to help our poor little boy.