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Oct 18, 2007
natesmom
Mom to Nate 12/7/06, Diagnosed W/GERD @ 6 wks old after numerous visits to the Dr.s. Carafate 4xs a day (trying to ween to Mylanta) and Prilosec 20 mg split. Apnea episode @ 4 months PICU for 4 days. Sensory integration issues alond with feeding issues. Not known if feeding is due to reflux or sensory, they have been present since birth. DOC band @ 4 months for head flating on left side due to only looking and laying head to left. May have been Torticollis or Sandifers syndrom due to reflux. no one could give 100% diag.
food intolerance? HELP
Hi, I am new posting to this site but have been viewing it for many months for great info. My 10 month old son was diagnosed with GERD @ 6weeks. Upper GI, PH probe, scope,ect. He has always been extremely fussy. As of 3 weeks ago I took him of all food except his nutramigin and fruits and veggies. He started doing much better,very little spitting up, and was much happier...still high needs but much better. Well, two days ago I thought I should start to introduce more foods again but at a very SLOW rate. I started with a little bit of oatmeal yesterday a.m. and today a.m.. Well, surprize surprize, the vomiting started again and he has been much more cranky. He was tested @ 6 months old for allergies (blood test) with all coming back neg. Dr. said he was still young and could still be allergic even with a neg., he said we would re-test at 1 yr. So, I need some info on food intolerance and allergies. I am so confused. Do I continue to try new foods? If so what next? I was thinkning about giving him a week of only fruits and veg. then trying yogurt. Does anyone have babies that couldn't tolerate much and eventualy outgrew it? It is so hard because he wants to feed himself and there is not much he can have. I have eliminated all wheat so no puffs, pasta ect. Any advise or experience would be great! He also has slight eczema on his face that comes and goes. Thanks and sorry for the long post but I am at my wits end. :)
Oct 19, 2007
jan gambino burns
Jan Gambino, M.Ed
The Reflux Mom
P.O. Box 171
Arnold, Maryland
21012 USA
Mom to Rebecca: reflux and asthma, post nissen fundo, post g tube, post FTT and Jenna: reflux, asthma and POTS.
Author of Reflux 101: A Parent's Guide to Gastroesophageal Reflux.
http://www.lulu.com/content/4999931
Blog: www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/c/96
Hello! I have heard that the Kids with Food Allergies website has a great deal of information on this topic. My refluxers were not allergic to foods but they needed to wait until well after a year of age to gracefully digest food. I would be careful about yogurt since it is a dairy product. also, have you discussed this with a pediatric food allergist or a nutritionist? Jan
Oct 19, 2007
natesmom
Mom to Nate 12/7/06, Diagnosed W/GERD @ 6 wks old after numerous visits to the Dr.s. Carafate 4xs a day (trying to ween to Mylanta) and Prilosec 20 mg split. Apnea episode @ 4 months PICU for 4 days. Sensory integration issues alond with feeding issues. Not known if feeding is due to reflux or sensory, they have been present since birth. DOC band @ 4 months for head flating on left side due to only looking and laying head to left. May have been Torticollis or Sandifers syndrom due to reflux. no one could give 100% diag.
Hi Jan, Thanks so much for the response. How did you go about introducing foods? Sometimes I think I should go back to only formula and start all over, but I do not think he will tollerate that. Thanks Carrie
Oct 24, 2007
jan gambino burns
Jan Gambino, M.Ed
The Reflux Mom
P.O. Box 171
Arnold, Maryland
21012 USA
Mom to Rebecca: reflux and asthma, post nissen fundo, post g tube, post FTT and Jenna: reflux, asthma and POTS.
Author of Reflux 101: A Parent's Guide to Gastroesophageal Reflux.
http://www.lulu.com/content/4999931
Blog: www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/c/96
Dear Carrie, It is really hard for me to give you advice on this issue. I would really recommend working with a food allergist, nutritionist or pediatrician with experience with food allergies and intolerances. I know some parents use the information on Dr. Sears website: www.askdrsears.com to figure out the most hypoallergenic foods. My refluxers just refused foods and preferred breastmilk well past the first year. I know it might be hard to go back to just formula. Then again, if the formula contains dairy or soy, it could be causing the problems too. some babies are very affected by diet. The eczema just makes me suspicious. Jan
Dec 12, 2007
kjbrown92
Kathy
Re: Food intolerance? HELP
Just because they test negative for a food ALLERGY, doesn't mean they don't have food intolerances. I was told two of my three kids had reflux, when in fact they had food intolerances causing the reflux, so as soon as they came off the offending food, I could stop their reflux medicine. Go slowly, and take notes on everything -- how much he eats, what he eats, mood, etc. My daughter, who has many food intolerances, reacts differently to different foods -- rash, diarrhea, vomiting, crankiness/clinginess, screaming all night in pain, or a combination. My son was also diagnosed with reflux and went through an upper GI and everything, and his turned out to be milk and soy intolerance. He's 7 and unfortunately, potatoes and cocoa have been added to that list. "Is This My Child?" by Doris Rapp (can get from amazon) has an elimination diet that's really good. But you should really work with a nutritionist. Our pediatric GIs which work in the Children's Hospital, have a nutritionist to work with. And Nutramigen isn't the only formula. My son had to be on Neocate; couldn't tolerate the Nutramigen. You're not alone. I have a website where I have recipes, but also a blog about dealing with kids with food intolerances. Good luck.
Check with your
doctor first!