Re: Reflux, Oversupply, Fore/Hindmilk Imbalance, etc.
My son has GERD and I had OALD, and the combination made for many tears from both of us during the first few months. I too had a lot of qualms about the medications prescribed for reflux, and tried not using any for awhile, then did medicate, then found a Chinese Medicine Practitioner whose treatments didn't stop the reflux but did seem to end the acid pain (at around 9 months). You can find some interesting information about the various reflux medications/doses at www.marci-kids.com, if you haven't already been there.
Originally Posted by @llli*bitter.almond
It is not uncommon for babies with reflux to only sleep well on their stomachs. My personal view of it is 1) if you imagine lying on your back and having fluid come up your throat while you are unable to move, it is easy to see why they prefer stomach sleeping, and 2) I believe that babies come with very strong survival instincts, and I personally have learned to trust those instincts. Preferences for sleeping positions, light sleeping, refusal to try solid foods -- these were things that appeared for me to be problems, until I came to understand my son's situation better, and I realized that they were all likely survival instincts at work.
Hang in there -- it is so worth it...
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.