Reflux questions - please help
A has been bringing milk back up after feeds and generally struggling and crying in pain around feed times for a week now. The doctor suggested reflux and prescribed infant gaviscon for him. I have lots of questions if anyone can help:
How long should it take for me to see if it's having a difference? We started yesterday morning and this morning he is still being sick (although I know that can continue with the gaviscon) and is currently writhing around screaming. How many doses before it helps him? How long do I give it before deciding if I need to go back to the doctor?
He is bf so has it in a bottle, my instructions say give mid feed but he screams if taken off the boob so have been giving before a feed instead, will this be making a difference?
How long does it take before you get used to the crying? I can't bear to hear him in pain and am really not coping well, especially when H is at work. I end up in floods of tears and really can't carry on like this for however long it takes him to grow out of it. It is so so hard and I feel broken.
After he is sick and while it is hurting he is desperate to get back on the boob again. But then he'll often arch and squirm and cry while latched on (ouch ouch ouch) so am I doing the right thing feeding him again or am I actually making it worse?
When he's asleep he will grunt and strain and kick most of the night - normal for a refluxy baby?
Please help, I can't tell you how much I want all of this to go away