Alternative methods for infant acid reflux? Did you find anything that worked? I.e. acupuncture....
I am not sure if you tried probiotics. My son who was born at 25 weeks had bad acid reflux, but he had been on 2 rounds of very strong anti-biotics while he was in NICU. I started giving him infant probiotics in his bottle (I was pumping for him) and the difference was huge even if if wasn't totaly cured of reflux.
- Keep him upright during feeding and an hour after each feeding
- burp him well during and after feedings
- feed smaller amounts frequently rather than large amounts less often (ex. Every two hours rather than every 3).
We also benefitted from switching to a soy formula as well as by using the gentle safe anti-gas meds (not the heavy duty reflux meds).
For us, going dairy and gluten free helped. My son was born at 33 weeks and was on anti-biotics at birth and I was on three courses of anti-biotics before he was born (PROM). After reading the GAPS book I see he had a very messed up gut. We are now starting the GAPS diet in hopes of curing my GAPS and in turn his.