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Jul 17, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
not breastfeeding on demand
does anybody remember the topic to Elaine's (Laneymama) post about breastfeeding on demand vs not. I can't seem to find it. The pedi told me today to NOT breast feed on demand anymore since Audrey had been puking. He thinks that since she is already refluxing this will give perfect cause to turn into acid reflux. any truth to that??? he wants me to feed her every 3-4 hours no more then 10-15 mins on each side and to do both sides on each feeding.
Jul 17, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
I have been trying to find it but of course can't; I recently read somewhere (internet) that some babies can't tolerate the hind milk in b/m and to not let them eat on one side for so long that they are getting the hind milk. My only issue with that is that is where all of the fat comes from.....I wish I could find that article. Something about that milk not being as easy to digest for some babies and a possible cause of some infants reflux.
Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Is this the one?

http://www.reflux.org/reflux/webdsc01.nsf/vwID/VASV-7GK2M8?OpenDocument

Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
I didn't breastfed for more than a few days, and pumped for 2 weeks, so please forgive me for offering my thoughts on this. :) I honestly think you should feed on demand. We always fed Rory on a schedule as a newborn (as the docs told us) and ended up feeding her all the time because of the puking. When she stopped puking, I kept her on the schedule and now we are in a situation where we do know WHEN she is hungry because she never developed the ability to identify hunger cues or convey them to us. We still feed her on a schedule mainly to ensure she gets enough calories, but I WISH I had let her learn to tell me she was hungry, kwim? Just my 2 cents. I'm sure you'll do what's best for Audrey and you. Every kiddo is different. HUGS
Jul 17, 2008
michelle&aurora
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
sorry typo...we do NOT know when she is hungry.
Jul 17, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
thanks michelle!
Jul 17, 2008
stickybean
Joslyn will be 14 wks tomorrow and I breast feed her every 3 hrs for 10 mins each side ( or more if she wants.) She sleeps ALL night so during the day I wake her to feed her. Sometimes she does not want to eat for the whole 10 mins per side so I dont force her. It seems to work for us. I am afraid since she sleeps ALL night w/o waking for food, that she could do that during the day and not gain weight. I do both sides... but she does like the right side better.
Jul 17, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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IMO, she NEEDS the fatty hindmilk. If you were to limit how long she is feeding I would think it best to feed her only on one side and then pump on the other...and I would feed on demand too :) I think Michelle is right on about teaching A to figure out when she is hungry
Jul 17, 2008
mom2halleyann
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 always fed Halley on demand, but she pretty much put herself on an every three hour schedule. I didn't really see much of a difference in the puking if she ate every 2 hours or every 4 - it was always a lot. How long does it normally take A to eat? Halley took about 15 minutes, but she was an efficient eater. I've never heard of reflux turning into acid reflux - I always thought you had it or you didn't?
Jul 17, 2008
joy
Dd (7) w/ SPD (sensory processing disorder), hypotonia, GERD, since birth. Previous PT, OT, Early Intervention, special ed, feeding clinic, feeding therapy from 2-3. Reflux meds since 2. Overcame severe feeding challenges, dysphagia, oral aversions, anxiety disorder. Weaned from reflux meds @ 6 1/2 yrs. A true miracle!! Ds (4) Prevacid 30mg, split am/pm; upcoming endoscopy. Ds (9 mos.), nursing, pureed foods, Zantac 1.2 mL 2x/day.
I would think she would fare better being fed more frequently and not further apart. I would hesitate to limit the time because she could be shortchanged on the necessary fatty hindmilk. Breastmilk is the absolute best and easiest food for an infant to digest, hindmilk and all. Plus it can help ease the pain when refluxing does occur. My almost 2-yr old will still nurse when the reflux pain gets too bad, and it seems to have always gone a surprisingly long way in helping him feel better.
Jul 17, 2008
mdbarbagallo
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.... :(
Hmmm...I certainly am no authority of breastfeeding, as I only lasted three weeks with my then-screaming baby. But I think you should do it on demand if that is what you want to do. I did on demand for Sebastian and he screamed. I fed him on a schedule and he screamed. For us, the bottom line was he was going to scream if he hurt either way...I realize this answer is probably no help. I'm sorry!!
Jul 18, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
thanks girls :) i always was told to breast feed on demand too but since the pedi dosen't believe that a milk allergy is causing her to puke he reasons that the more food in her belly will be more apt to be refluxed out. my concern was her not getting hind milk as well, even though she only eats from one side at at time and stays on for no longer then 15 mins.... ugh i need the lactation consultant to call me back!!
Jul 18, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
have you gone to kellymom.com. i would BF on demand. if she's puking and not in pain then i'd feed her when she wants to nurse. JMHO but the more crying the more puking-at least for us. also, sounds kinda fishy with the doc saying it will turn into "acid reflux" ... according to our GI the reflux either hurts or it doesn't. simple as that. some kids have no issues with reflux and others.. well, we all know about that. i'm not a doc but i always fed on demand-mostly coy scheduled his feedings but some days he'll eat more frequently-some days less.
Check with your
doctor first!