My baby is 5 month old and he is suffering from reflux. The problem is he is not crying for food no does he take any interest in people. Also he doesn't smile ... and he doesn't cry even if we take the toy from him or if we pinch him... He always stares at the thing but he is very less interested its seems.

He is on topfeed... It really takes long time to feed him - and feeding him is not an easy task, for some time now he eats only 4 ounces in a day he avg ounce is 12

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    Are you asking about the reflux or about the baby not being... active? Because it seems like the latter, and the topic suggests otherwise.
    – Dariusz
    Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 12:42

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You need to take your child to his doctor. These are not the signs of reflux in an infant. While your baby is young still, these might be the signs of illnesses that begin in infancy. If your baby is eating enough, gaining weight, doesn't appear to have an acute illness (i.e. these symptoms are not brand new over the past couple of days), please consider doing the following:

Monitor your child’s development. Keep an eye on when/if your child is hitting the key milestones. Write them down. Here is a list of developmental milestones your baby should have reached and should be reaching in the near future.

Make an appointment for the doctor if you don't have one coming up soon. Babies develop at different rates, so you don’t need to panic if your child is a little late here and there. There’s a wide range of “normal.” But if your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or you suspect a problem, share your concerns with your child’s doctor.

Don’t accept a wait-and-see approach. If you are told by your doctor to just wait a few months, make sure to agree on a plan: if he's not doing such-and-such a thing by the next visit, what will happen? Are there tests or is there a specialist the baby needs to see for a second opinion? Don't just wait. You are your baby's advocate. Ideally so is your baby's doctor, but even well-meaning/good doctors miss red flags sometimes.

Trust your instincts. I can't emphasize this enough. In many studies, the parents (especially the mother) will know there's something wrong with their child before the doctor(s) diagnose a problem. If your gut is telling you something is wrong, be persistent.

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