Dear Advice Nurse,
To quote Bender - BITE MY SHINEY METAL ASS!
My son has reflux, the advice nurse told me last Thursday it was just colic, I was a first time mom and implied that I was being a spaz. Sadly it took at one of the largest Army installations 4 days to finally get a doctor's appointment, but the NP confirmed it was reflux.
Our daytime routine is perfect according to her. He sleeps in a bouncey seat or his car seat. We burp often, I mean a ton! Just his night routine needs an adjustment - no more sleeping flat in his crib for now. We need to put him to bed in his car seat as well - it can go into his room but to keep him sleeping upright for about a month or so. Feed a little less at night so he's not overful and more in likely to cause a backflow of his food into his esophogous. We are also to buy a wedge to put in his crib and elevate his side so he sleeps on his side.
Also since I am still struggling with milk production, they said if I have to give formula to use something different than what we currently are using. So we were given Similac the upset tummy kind to use instead.
So I even in my punch drunk state still recognized that my little boy has what I have - reflux. Reflux in babies is something they will grow out of BUT modifications in feedings and sometimes medication is required to keep acid damage at a minmum.
So that Advice Nurse can BITE MY SHINEY METAL ASS!