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Jul 06, 2008
Introducing food questions???
Yes I know that i have 6 and have started feeding 4 already but I have a question for suggestions. Prestyn and Avary are not really interested in food. The pedi wants them eating at least once a day. Sometimes you can get them to take food and then sometimes you wear it. They will take their bottle fine. They were drinking 6 ozs a feeding but now they are leaving some most of the time. I know that is due to the sickness. However the food issue was there before they got sick.

My question is I know you are to feed them 5 days for allergies. If I go 5 days with each food at this rate they will be 2 before I go through them all. They have not reacted allergy wise to anything so far. They have been on Applesauce, bananas, peas, and 1 day of green beans. Green beans were a no go. They caused them to be real gassy. Would you do less time or stick to the 5 days. What is your opinion. They have had water and very very diluted apple juice from their sippie.

Jul 06, 2008
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
I know what you are saying about the 5 day thing. Once I did a few foods and Lauren didn't react I went to 3 days. But, at the twins age I was still giving Lauren cereal only. As far as the green beans, if they didn't set well I abandon them ASAP for something different.
Jul 06, 2008
I tried those on Thursday and I am not giving them again. I was only doing cereal with them which they would eat but the pedi wanted fruits and veg introduced. They have been eating baby food for about a month now. I tried them on cereal at 4 mths but they weren't ready so I didn't force it. I then tried again at 5 mths and they would eat it like they do the food. They have to be in the right mood and then it may only be a tbs or so for both. They have never used more than 1 stage 1 jar together.
Jul 06, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Green beans made Katie really gassy too. I did stick to the 5 day rule with her because of how sensitive she is to foods. When I start her out on a new food I only give her a bite or two first at lunch or breakfast and that's it for the first day then I gradually increase the amount over the next couple of days until she is eating the whole amount in one sitting. She reacted very badly the first time with peaches, immediately screaming but it could just have been a concidence so I tried a month later she didn't react immediately but I think it caused a flare up with her reflux that we have yet to completely recover from. Our friends babies are eating everything without complications but I think that a reflux baby just has a more sensitive tummy. She really didn't take to solids all that much either and then one day she really wouldn't take a bottle anymore and I wish that she would take a bottle without my almost forcing her to. She also loves water and juice in her sippie. Sometimes we have to hide it when she eats because she will just drink that instead of eating, even if it is just plain water with no juice. She does prefer pear juice over apple as I think it might be sweeter. Good luck!!!
Jul 07, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
I actually did the a 7 day rule and started a new food each Saturday. It takes longer, but I figured at least it would be a little easier to make sure there were no reactions. And you don't have to try everything - we've skipped a few things that she'll just try at the table. We've done sweet potatoes, pears, prunes, peas, bananas, applesauce, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, corn, squash, and a few other things. I've let the 7 days go now and I do 4, and starting mixed foods. I have found the green veggies to be a culprit for several bad nights in a row, so we're waiting on them until she's a year, but she loves the other veggies.
Jul 07, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
We found it took up to 3 to 4 days for a reaction to show (usually burnt butt), so that's how often we introduce. Some foods, like green beans, she reacted to immediately (with vomiting/screaming) when she was the twins' age. With anything that she's reacted to, I've waited a few months and then tried to re-introduce. She can handle green beans now, but still no bananas, which sucks because she loves them.
Jul 07, 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 are going super slow. Green beans were a nightmare, as was rice and squash. All he's on for now is pears, peas, and applesauce. My sis found me some oatmeal finally that was soy free, so we will be trying that soon. We tried carrots today, but he wasn't too interested. My pedi told me not to worry about trying foods that were an issue again until a year. I think he is doing good so far, sometimes it just takes a little longer.
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