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Old 10-14-2006, 12:43 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone with a reflux baby/toddler??

ds#3 had pretty bad acid reflux!! He was on Zantac for 1 1/2yrs he didn't gain weight until he was 3 monthes old. But now 3 1/2yrs old the only prob he has is he can't eat tomatoes with out refluxing, but other than that no more probs. dd has reflux too but nothing like ds and she is putting on weight with out meds so we are striving for being med free there. I just watch what I eat for her sake!!

Oh and for sleeping better with ds#3 I expressed milk and mixed with rice cereal. Feed that to him before bed and he had to sleep in his crib for awhile as we elevated the mattress. He now co-sleeps though.

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Old 10-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #12
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Re: Anyone with a reflux baby/toddler??

DD had/has reflux since 3 weeks of age - she is now almost 3.5. We didn't like the side-effects of Reglan and found a really good result with both Prevacid AND Pepcid simultaneously. DH and I opted for no testing since she didn't arch/cry while eating and her symptoms were well managed on the meds. Her only lasting result is that she had a tough time eating table foods until she was about 3 (I mean she wasn't able to eat many solids due to her reflux so she was behind her peers in her eating habits - she was still eating stage 2 jarred baby food at 2) and she still battles constipation. Only got her off the meds in March/April.

DS has reflux but he is a "happy" and "silent" refluxer, but he too is on meds (Prevacid).

I can't give guidance on the testing as your son is in pain, whereas mine weren't nearly as bad. I guess what it comes down to is if the testing will let you sleep better at night knowing you did it to find out for sure what's going on. I hope you find the answer you're looking for and that your DS gets better REALLY soon!
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