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Old 01-29-2009, 11:01 AM   #11
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not really...reflux is much worse at night and baby being on her back exacerbates it.

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:03 AM   #12
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When babies in this situation are left to CIO or be sleep trained, it hurts them even more.
What's wrong with sleep training a LO with reflux when the she's not in pain?

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not really...reflux is much worse at night and baby being on her back exacerbates it.
That's why it's a good idea to let them sleep elevated.

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:04 AM   #13
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a reflux baby would be having nightwakings because of the discomfort.

Would you want your baby crying for you and you not responding right away if she was in discomfort that caused the nightwaking to begin with?
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I would recommend getting your LO checked for reflux issues. HOWEVER...

All of our babies are different. Some babies are more attached to mom than others. I would recommend The Fussy Baby Book by Dr. Sears. I have checked this book out from our library and it's just SO awesome, just a "fresh air" approach in handling little blessings like that.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:10 AM   #15
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I would recommend getting your LO checked for reflux issues. HOWEVER...

All of our babies are different. Some babies are more attached to mom than others. I would recommend The Fussy Baby Book by Dr. Sears. I have checked this book out from our library and it's just SO awesome, just a "fresh air" approach in handling little blessings like that.
Oh yeah, for sure! I just wanted to get the possible medical issues ruled out first. I TOTALLY agree with your post....AND book suggestion.
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a reflux baby would be having nightwakings because of the discomfort.

Would you want your baby crying for you and you not responding right away if she was in discomfort that caused the nightwaking to begin with?
My DD doesn't wake up because she's hurt. I'm not sure if you remember but you have replied to my post when DD was killing me and back then she was in pain. Now she's not. So am I a bad mom for sleep training her and responding to her right away?

I don't think there is anything wrong with it if you can rule out pain.

BTW: I'm not trying to start a debate

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While CIO or sleep training isn't for us here, I know it works for others. But I wish most parents knew to rule out possible issues such as reflux and food sensitivities before using the drastic measures of CIO.

That is the only reason I brought it up here...the OP's baby sounds like there might be an underlying issue like those.

If your baby is medicated for the reflux properly or has outgrown the reflux, and you know its not pain, its a completely different story.
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thanks for all the input! I never thought of it being a medical issue-we're in insurance limbo till March 1st (we're in a 90 new job probation period and only have self-insured high deductible coverage that does not include dr. visits/lab work) but I will do some more research on the reflux and see it that might be it. He was in quite a bit before we lost our old insurance getting weighed/checked and my pediatrician was ok with him being small, as long as he did not start losing weight. Last night was rough, he was up 5 times-3 of the times he did really eat, but 2 of the times, he nursed for like 30 seconds and then fell asleep-it was more of a comfort thing, than a food issue. I'll look at the books recommended-thanks! Sara
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neither of my 2 reflux babies ever had weight issues either. Both gained/gain great.
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My sis had issues with her little one not sleeping. He did have reflux and was treated with Zantac. He was very clingy and would not be put down for anything. She was losing her mind trying to get him to sleep. She was SO tired. She read the No Cry Sleep Solution and it worked! Granted, he slept in the swing a lot, since it was more upright, but he slept, often for 2-3hrs at a time. This was around 2mths old or so. He's now almost 9mths(and has outgrown the reflux) and a really good sleeper. He just needs a binky and to stick to a routine. Worked wonders. Oh and he does NOT CIO ever. My sister can't bring herself to do it.
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