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Jul 23, 2008
sadie
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
What would you try first?
First I want to apologize for not posting much on here. I'm still going through an awful lot myself lately. But I think of everyone always. So the gastro doc had said he felt Keira is basically outgrowing her reflux and asked if I wanted to stay w/ the Nutram since she can tolerate yogurt and most anything else. They said if I wanted to try something else I could try Goodstart or Similac Sensitive. The thing is- in two months she'll be one year old. So should I really try a new formula only to start trying milk at a year? Or is it a good idea to see if she can even handle the new formula in case she can handle that but not milk? DH is pushing and pushing and pushing for me to get her on a cheaper formula IF she can handle it. When she was a baby she didn't have bloody stools, diarrhea (well on Alimentum she had it) or any of the typical "allergies" to the formula-she just had tons and tons of gas so... it's hard to know if the formula was the issue or just that the reflux wasn't controlled and her digestive system was not matured yet. I hope all this makes sense...Keira is waking up from her nap so I have to type fast.
Jul 23, 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.... :(
I think you should just stick with the Nutramigen. It's not broke, so why fix it? It's only two months...you can just add in the real stuff later on. I guess you could also just gradually add a half an ounce or so of the regular formula in to her Nutramigen, too....as you can see, I am totally not capable of making a decision. Either way, though, I am so glad to hear she is outgrowing her reflux. Hooray!!
Jul 23, 2008
kubicki5
I would most definitely stay with the Nutramigen. Give yourself two more months of peace until you have to try the milk.
Jul 23, 2008
amber f
I was just thinking about you:) I thought it has been a few weeks since I saw you on here. I'm glad she is doing so good. I agree why change what is working? By the time you switch completely you will have to switch again to milk. JMO!
Jul 23, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
My son was on Nutramigan in a sippy cup at 14 months still. We weren't sure about the milk thing and he wouldn't take a bottle anymore. I just put it in his sippy. Then we tried one cup of milk every-other day or so. Once he didn't break out in a rash, etc, we gave it to him more, etc. He was fine.
Jul 23, 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
I agree with staying on Nutramigen. If your dh is giving you a hard time about the cost, just remind him that buying can after can of cheaper formula that she can't tolerate and has to be thrown out is awfully expensive too. Good luck with the milk trial in a couple of months!
Jul 23, 2008
sadie
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Thanks I'm just going to have her stay on the Nutram and then see how she handles a slow transition to milk once she's a year old. Dh sometimes rants about the cost and about how if I had just b/f her everything would have been fine. That really hurts my feelings as I tried so hard to nurse with every conceivable contraption and such and not only did she not latch due to my issues she also couldn't tolerate my milk because of what I was eating probably. So that's a sore subject. If I had found PAGER at that time I would have known about the elimination diet and all but by the time I got here my supply was gone. :( Oh well. With all she's had to deal with I'd rather just thank god she can handle Nutram and just take one step at a time. Thanks for the validation ladies! :)
Jul 25, 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.
mus thave missed this post. sorry!! miss you around here but understand how busy our lives get. i'd stick with the formula and then do a slow intro of milk. i'm glad she does well with yogurt and cheese and hope milk wont give you an issue either.
Check with your
doctor first!