Got the Colic Calm today and am here to tell you DO NOT ORDER THIS STUFF. It is jet black. Like squid ink black. And unless washed immediately, it seems to stain. I cannot imagine for the life of me why on earth any company would market a liquid remedy for babies who spit up, that's jet black.
It's a mess. An awful mess.
I'm very disappointed so far. Eowyn hasn't been able to keep it down yet for me to see if it helps. So the only effect I've seen from it thus far is more laundry to deal with.
So we're going to stick with Cocyntal. It's clear and seems to work fairly well on the gassiness issues, if given before nursing. I'd use Baby's Bliss Gripe Water (the original) except it has sodium bicarb in it which is bad for reflux. And since we suspect that's what Eowyn has, we can't use the Gripe Water. (Which is why I ordered the Colic Calm. It's marketed as a homeopathic gripe water that doesn't have sodium bicarb in it.)
Anyway. Have taken gluten, dairy, and soy out of my diet. Seems to be helping with the gas discomfort but not the projectile vomiting. Giving something after nursing is a mistake for us -- I tried giving her some Mylicon after nursing and she immediately threw up hugely.
Now whether that's something in the Mylicon, and/or that she doesn't like the taste and it triggers a gag reflex that makes her upchuck, or if it was a timing issues -- I don't know. But the Cocyntal before nursing seems to be innocuous thus far.
Keeping her upper body elevated also seems to help. I nurse her at an angle. I hold her at an angle afterwards. She sleeps with her head elevated (on my shoulder) at night. Putting her face down on my shoulder, upright, after nursing to burp seems to make things worse. I think it's the pressure on her tummy? So I try to burp her at an angle too.
But she is very stingy when it comes to burping. I wonder if that's part of it?
She also seems to be getting a little better at pulling off when my let down starts up. It's much stronger this time it seems than it was with Guinevere initially, so that might be part of it. Eowyn's just getting overfull too fast?
Not sure. But I haven't yet switched over to cloth dipes, I've been having to do so much laundry because of the spitting up. :/