Acid Reflux in Infants, Babies, or Toddlers
How is it that a person be smart enough to go through the throes of preparing for med school, financing med school, then attending and graduating from med school? Then they must go on for more years of schooling to become a pediatrician. Then with all that schooling and intelligence, be blind to a simple fact?
The fact? The fact is that many if not most babies with digestive problems are having those problems because they are allergic or sensitive to the milk protein “casein” which is in cow’s milk, therefore it is in milk-based formula.
I’m sick of hearing about infants that have been put on Pepsid, or other acid blockers. Those pitiful children will have their digestive systems corrupted from birth, simply because of “good” medical care. The growing body needs to be natural, not chronically drugged – with anything. It is well known that chronic use of Pepsid or the others leads to weak bones, because we need the acid to absorb calcium. How can a caring doctor not care about that?
Simple allergies or sensitivities to cow’s milk can be spotted, unless you are blind or ignorant, simply by the fact that the baby has reflux, or is colicky, or has diarrhea all the time. If the doc can’t find anything, take him/her off the milk. Simple. Easy.
The easiest answer is to replace the cow’s milk formula with a soy-based formula.
I have plenty of experience with this regarding my own children.
The answer is simple: Buy Isomil and start giving that to your baby. I have found that the other soy formulas can sometimes irritate as well, including Prosobee.
When the child is a few years older, you can try to give him/her some regular cow’s milk. Watch them for a few days. If their appetite goes downhill, or they become cranky, they’re not ready for cow’s milk yet. It is very easy to spot. My kids would react that way until they were around five years old.
Even then, my youngest child would break out with pimples when she drank regular or low-fat milk. Based on advice from someone else, I tried skim milk, and she would not break out then. I still can’t understand why removing the fat from milk would help with a milk protein sensitivity, unless the fat interfered with the digestion of the protein.
If your baby is “colicky”, give him/her Isomil.
If your baby has reflux, give him/her Isomil.
If the Isomil doesn’t help, then try goat’s milk.
Why must the pediatricians remain blind to this? Why?
And don’t even get me started on cow’s milk causing upper respiratory infections or recurrent ear infections.
Medicine’s answer: “Drug ‘em!”
OK, I will say one other thing: If you have replaced the cow’s milk with the Isomil, and your child still gets recurrent ear infections, then find a good chiropractor to examine him/her for an upper cervical subluxation that is indirectly blocking the drainage of the inner ear tubes. The proof and research is out there, I just don’t have the time to look it up right now. Maybe next time.