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i really feel for you-my daughter also has acid reflux and screamed for the first 2 mnths of her life-finally the doctor had me add rice cereal to her bottle-believe it or not it was like a different child-she also took zantac but i don't think that helped much-ask your doc about the rice cereal-my daughter is now going on 5 mnths and i can now give her cereal free formula-good luck
i have 3 children and all 3 of them had reflux they pretty much started from day 1 on carnation good start with rice cereal added my first child was on zantac but i really dont think it did much also with my kids i started feeding them 1st foods baby food at like 2-3 months that also made a great deal of difference hope this helps.
I've been to these boards a coupld of times, just lurking. Your post made me join.

I have 6 kids (birthed only 3) including twins. My 3 biological children all had reflux. All three slept in their infant carriers until four-five months of age. The main problem with two of them was the vomitting....they really weren't in pain, just couldn't lie flat. But one, (a twin) had pain, cried all the time. First she was put on a special formula (Nutramagin). This is like a predigested formula which breaks down easier in the stomach causing less digestion. Because its in the digestion process that the acids are forced back up.

Then she was put on Zantac to help ease the acids and another one that I can't remember that was suppose to strengthen the epiglottis to prevent back. I don't think these meds did her any good...in fact I think the Zactac actually caused her more discomfort.

This is my advice, from my experience...have the mom go over this with the Doctor.

First, never...I mean never lay the baby flat. I even had the changing table pad lifted on one end. Lying flat helps the acids come up.

Second, switch to Nutramagin or Augmentin which require more feeding of smaller amounts (which is good any way...the more you eat, the more chance of reflux). If the formula change on it's on doesn't help, add a small amount of cereal to the bottle (enlarging the hole in the nipple may be needed.) BURP OFTEN DURING FEEDING.
Hold the baby or put her in infant carrier at atleast 45 degree angle for atleast 45 minutes after feeding.

To help ease pain...try propping the baby on her belly on pile of pillows or blankets to where she's kind of kneeling with a hot water bottle under her belly.

Well, that's all I have to say. I hope some of these options bring some help. The good news is that this usually goes away by 3 months...the bad news is that is still 2 months away. It's hard on everyone dealing with this situation, but it will get better. My twins are now 7 and the one that had the severe gastric reflux is the picture of health.
gosh when you mentioned the wiggling all night it hurt my feelings-i remember when mine would do that-it was so pitiful and i felt so bad for her-she just couldn't get comfortable-and i also had the head of her bassinet raised and she would be in a pile at the bottom-worried me to death-i hope the medicine does do some good but i have to tell you my daughters took zantac and it didn't do anything for her-the rice cereal was a miracle-i mean she was like a totally different baby-i urge you to have the mom check on this-hope baby feels better soon