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Jun 26, 2008
Jodi, first time mom to baby Mason born at 28 weeks 12-10-07. He has GERD, DGE, MSPI, ?food allergies, and hypotonia (starts PT end of July). On Neocate (thickened with Simply Thick) and on prevacid and EES. Home apnea/bradycardia monitor d/c'd finally at 7 months!
Starting solids with MSPI
Hi all! It's been a while since I've been on the site but have always gotten such good advice! It is time my pedi tells me to start solids. My lo is 6.5 months but was 3 months early. The pedi says his gut is 6.5 months old since he was tube fed from day 3 on. So, after an extensive search of this site I started Beechnut rice cereal last week. After only a day or so I noticed he was extremely fussy, all of a sudden not sleeping well day or night (after sleeping 10-12 hours nightly prior to starting cereal), having diarrhea, increased gas, spitting up more, and he developed a patch of eczema on his face! The pedi and everyone else says rice cereal is benign that it can't be that. But I disagree, all of these symptoms other than the eczema, are the same as when he was getting milk or soy protein!! What has been your experiences with this? I don't know where to go from here, try oatmeal? Go straight to veggies? I am reluctant to do anything since it took a week to get my happy baby back now with eczema!!! I'd appreciate anything anyone might have to share:-) Masonsmommy
Jun 26, 2008
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
We had the same issue with rice. It was awful. I stopped it right away. I went to the mildest fruit I could think of, pears. He loves them and they love him too. The only foods he is on are pears, applesauce, and peas. I try to always give him peas, so he gets at least on veggie a day. It is the only veggie we have had luck with so far. When I told the pedi about the rice, he said that was fine and that I didn't have to try it again until he was a year. I plan on starting oats soon., so we will see how that goes. I BF and am on the elimination diet, so if he gets something new, I don't for 4 days, so I usually add to my diet before his;)
Jun 27, 2008
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
There are many Moms on here whose children couldn't tolerate rice. Some skipped it and tried oatmeal instead but oatmeal is also really hard to process. We just skipped the rice when it didn't go well and went right to fruit. You can also try adding fruit juice to the cereal to make it easier to digest.
Jun 27, 2008
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Sebastian has had an allergic reaction to or been unable to tolerate absolutely everything we have tried except for pears, sweet potatoes, chicken, and, for the most part, green beans. That is not a whole lot to work with, but we manage. I suggest trying pears - they are really mild. Sebastian was on pear juice for his constipation looonnng before he started solids, and his delicate belly was just fine. Many kids do well on sweet potatoes, too (although definitely not all), and they are really excellent for digestion, no matter what one's age. He did horribly on rice, as well as oatmeal. I don't know why they tell us to start with these hard-to-digest, high-fiber foods! Makes no sense!
Check with your
doctor first!