My 4 week old baby just got diagnosed with GER. He is exclusively breastfed. I have a powerful letdown that I can't really feel so he gets a lot of gas (DS #1 got a lot of gas but didn't have GER)....not the cause but a mitigating factor. The Ped prescribed Zantac but I'd prefer to not go this route since the baby is gaining weight & thriving.
I read all the info about keeping the baby upright more, raising mattress, etc. Are there any natural remedies that you can recommend? I saw something about Colic Calm (homeopathic being helpful).
We used gripe water for our dd2 (fennel, ginger, and chamomile). We also removed foods that were causing the reflux. For my son, it was dairy (most common). Knowing what I know now, I'd remove foods before going the meds route. (both of my younger two were on reflux meds before we figured out their food triggers).
Thanks. He's only 4 weeks old so he's only getting breastmilk. We already use gripe water so that's good.