Quote from 33-weeker
reflux seems to be 'en vogue' right now. yes, there is a difference between wet burps and true reflux. my kids had no problems, thankfully, but i do see it in the nursery.
if there really is a true surge in cases, any speculations on the cause?
well, my daughter was under 5 lbs when i brought her home from the hospital. so, as you can imagine, her feedings were small and being a few cc's short was a big deal for her. i received several of the wide mouthed avent bottles as a gift, as they are very popular.
what i am suspecting is that the wide mouth and angle of the feeding to prevent a brady, doesn't allow the nipple to stay full and therefore, the baby is swallowing a ton of air on top of it.
this is how bad it got: here she is on a 3 hour feeding schedule, and 1 1/2 ounces would take me almost an hour to give her, only for her to spit most of it up and sit there screaming. then her bowel movements started to decrease, and after a day of gas drops didn't work (which they advised me of by phone), i rushed her in and that is when i learned of the dr. brown's bottles. dr. brown's also has a premie flow nipple, b/c the flow of the smallest avent nipple was too fast and she would choke easily.
so most of my friends register for the avents, but i always get them one dr. brown's bottle, just in case, and tell them my story, so that if they have a major problem in the middle of the night, they would have it onhand.
my poor baby, was so hungry...her first feeding with the dr. brown's bottle was less than 10 minutes, and spit-up was very rare for her, and she was happy.