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Aug 07, 2008
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
Daycare moms
Hi there, those of you that have kids going to do you cope, being at work when your LO puked up or refused the morning feed. I couldn't feel MORE inadequate when I send Z to daycare on an empty stomach. Second question, Z's first tooth poked therough yesterday (YAY)...have any of you had them start refusing the bottle because of teething? I read they might refuse solids (Z just pukes those up), but he is acting like he was before the Prevacid...tryingt o escape from me so he wont have to eat. I can't stand this vicious cycle! Thanks for listening!
Aug 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
Hi! It's very tough when they've had a rough morning. When that's happened to us in the past, I let them know that she didn't eat well that morning and then packed an additional bottle. Back when Halley was puking all the time, I didn't usually tell them that she had vomited that morning (I know, bad mom), because I didn't want them to make us keep her at home that day - when I knew it was reflux and not illness related. Before I get awarded the worst mom prize, I do want to clarify that I'm one of those moms that keeps my child home when she's sick.

It's very common for the babies to refuse solids or bottles when they are teething - it's usually temporary. Maybe you could try giving him a cold bottle or maybe some frozen fruit in one of those Sassy mesh feeders. Hang in there!

Aug 07, 2008
amber f
I do daycare at my home and I don't mind at all if the kids need to be feed right when they get to daycare. It is my job. I would just tell them honestly that you had a rough morning and he may want to eat soon. Your daycare provider knows what it is like since she has taken care of your child before.

My ds fought the bottle during teething but when the tooth came through he went back to it. I gave him more cereal and I also love the mesh bag feeders by Sassy. I put freezies, fozen gogurt, frozen fruit or even frozen formula in it and he gummed it. That really helps Nolan when he is teething. Our los are close to the same age:) Nolan's bday is Oct. 2nd.

Aug 07, 2008
BRANDON-Zantac and Bethanacol; Neocate formula, 2 sets of ear tubes, Adnoids removed, Vasomotor Rhinits, Asthma. Currently on: Xyzal, Omnaris, Flovent and Xopenex,
AUBREY-Zegerid 2x a day, Soy Milk, Tubes put in and adnoids removed (11-7), Hypotonia, ECI therapy for low muscle tone throughout trunk and hips, oral motor issues and sensory integration issues, delayed speech, Teething, probiotics
PICTURE: Aubrey in her cute cat outfit. If you look you can see how her right foot turns in. She walks that way as well. It is not as exaggerated in the morning's but gets worse in the evenings. This was after her nap.
My pedi explained to me why it hurts for them to suck on a bottle. When they suck the blood flow gathers in that area-the gums. In a normal day it doesn't bother them but when they are teething it makes the already tender area hurt more. My dd refused a bottle at everything including teething.

Don't beat yourself up. Fact of the matter is he won't remember when you pick him up! I worked the first 2 yrs w/ my ds and I know it is easier said than done! Like the pp's said just let daycare know he did not eat well this morning. HUGS!

Aug 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!
Right there with everyone. Allie refused bottles when a tooth would come through. She also tends to get very sensitive ears when the tooth is breaking as well, though only 2 infections. Just a thought to keep in mind - jaw and ears run very closely together.
Aug 07, 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!
Yep, Lauren refused ANYTHING by mouth especially when she got her first tooth! Hang in there. I have done what you are doing last year with the daycare thing. A lot of times Lauren would eat better for the sitter once she got there than she did for me.
Check with your
doctor first!