My 5 week old son has been showing signs of what I think is silent reflux. He's been really fussy lately. He arches his back a lot. He does this while feeding. He has tons of gas. He especially gets fussy when I try to lay him down. He doesn't sleep for very long at one time. He moans and grunts while he's sleeping and while he's awake. He gags sometimes, but never actually spits up and he coughs.
I plan on bringing him to a doctor, but i'd like to avoid medications, if possible. I already give him gripe water, which helps a little. I use Dr. Brown bottles love them! and I feed him sitting up, burp often. I even put him to sleep in something a little more upright. I am just wondering what are some suggestions on formula that is good for silent/acid reflux? And would it be ok to switch the formula before seeing his doctor? I might not be able to get him in until next week so i'd like to try everything I can to make it better until then.
Also, i'm on wic so is the formula change going to be complicated with them?