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Aug 08, 2008
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.
Cinnamon and reflux?
My mom's GI doc told her that cinnamon really aggrivates reflux? I had just got a jar of pears w/ oatmeal and cinnamon from Beech-nut and now I don't know if I should even give it to Keira? Anyone have issues w/ letting their little ones have stuff w/ cinnamon on it?
Aug 08, 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!
No, and actually I think Lauren really likes cinnamon...I know Nate does. It's how I got her to eat cereal and applesauce for the longest time...
Aug 08, 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.
I have heard the same thing. But I still let Aubrey have cinnamon. She loves it!
Aug 08, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Jedd has a cople of baby food stage 2 that has it in it and he does fine. All kids are differnt t hoguh. What reacts for one may not react for another. That's what makes GERD so difficult.
Aug 08, 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!
It's never affected Allie (applesauce), though I could see that maybe something like cinnamon toast with a large amount COULD aggravate it.
Aug 08, 2008
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.
i've heard that cinnamon actually helps not aggravates reflux. cinnamon reduces acidity and aids in digestion. it is "bark" and works similiar to slippery elm-a natural remedy sold in health food stores to cure stomach ailments.

the only caution is that it is an allergenic for some but since keira doesn't seem to have issues with "food allergies" id give it to her. i bought it and coyle couldn't stand it... me however, yummy!
Aug 08, 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.... :(
According to our allergist, cinnamon is one of the "up and coming" allergens, just like sesame. In fact, sesame will probably be rounding out the Top 8 soon to make it the Top 9. Cinnamon is not far behind. Sebastian had increased reflux, constant vomiting, a face rash, and diarrhea from cinnamon (I just didn't add it to our siggy because we weren't tested for it), so it wouldn't surprise me if it caused a problem for your little one, too.
Aug 08, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Mint causes the sphinter at the top of the stomach to relax but I don't know about cinnamon. Some people give their babies spices and they do fine; what does your GI advise?
Aug 08, 2008
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
Elyse does fine with cinnamon, but i waited until over one year to try it. Reason being, that I myself have reflux (diet controlled now, no meds!!) and cinnamon is HORRIBLE for me. I read 2 books about reflux years ago when I got diagnosed, and neither one mentioned cinnamon but it wreaked havoc on me!! (although, even water gave me issues for awhile!)
Check with your
doctor first!