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Sep 06, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
joslyn feeding troubles?
ladies i dont know what to do! i am waiting for my doc to call me back... been waiting for 2 hours! for the past week joslyn only wants to nurse for 3-5 mins per side! she pulls off and wants no more. i try to force her for more and she gets sooooo mad! i called the after hours to get a call back. a nurse from children's health care of atl called back. she took some info and said that since jos used to eat 10-15 mins per side that this sounds like a chronic problem and her doc will be calling me (within 30 mins..... that was at 1 pm it is now 4:30 annd no call). what do i do? she seems fine after her feedings... not hungry at all. she will still eat every 30 mins. i have a pretty heavty let down......but she can not possibly be getting enough! I am lucky to have a 12 minute nursing session! no she does not dry me out either. i find myself manually squeezing the milk in her mouth as she screams! but she will take a bottle of breast milk! will her pedi ever call??????? dh said that she is prob golfing!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrrr i do not want to get burned out. i am ready to give her cereal now since her "new" nursing thing. but the pedi said not until 6 months. joslyn can not afford to lose weight or even stay the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 06, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
still has 6-8 wet diapies each day
Sep 06, 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.
she nurses every 30 minutes? you poor thing. anyway, she is probably old enough to be a much more efficient nurser. i'd contact LLL instead of the pedi.
Sep 06, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
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Jacky, this sounds like what Ethan was doing for a while too. My pediatrician reassured me that babies his age are able to empty the first breast in 5 min or so, so even though it is a drastic downgrade from what she has been doing, it *may* be okay.
The other thing I did with Ethan was to resist the urge to feed him as often. I went as far as waiting 4 hours between feedings, and then he nursed way better. It is really hard to have them have a very short feeding, and have confidence that they are doing okay, until the next "scheduled" feeding. I am not saying you should absolutely wait four hours, but that is the interval that works best for us.
Hang in there, and hopefully the dr will call soon. (((hugs)))
Sep 06, 2008
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The LLL forum is here. You might even get a response back from them faster than the doc. http://forums.llli.org/ Sorry I am not much help otherwise. Will she take anything out of a bottle? If you express will she take that or do you have back up formula supplies for in case. Depends on the nurse but we have not had very many helpful nurses with CHOA.org They always say go to the ER now because Meggy's name is flagged as very high risk. I hope your pedi has something useful to say. Is she acting in pain? Is she acting normally every other way?
Sep 06, 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.... :(
CALL BACK! I stalk the crap out of the doctor on call...if I don't get my call within 30 minutes, you can bet I am back on the phone at 35 minutes.

Every 30 minutes?!!! Sebastian did that, but I know now that he was comofrt nursing because he was in pain all the time (when he wasn't nursing, he was SCREAMING. And when he was nursing, he was making himself super sick because I was eating pretty much everything but dairy and nuts on that list to the left). How long has this been going on? I don't think she is comfort nursing like Sebastian, but it does sound a little more frequent than is comfortable for you...I agree - try the LLL. I hope you get some help soon!!

Sep 06, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
okay stupid me..... I put every 30 mins.. I meant every 3 hours... Do not know where 30 mins came from! She is not in pain from what I can tell. She only gets mad when I try to force her. She will take breastmilk from a bottle without a problem. I have a good supply in the freezer just incase. She gets one bottle a day unless she is having problems. After a feeding she seems happy (when I stop) and she will go straight through to the next one without a problem. (3 hours later) She went to the pedi a week in a half ago... then it was fine. So maybe for just over a week now she has been doing this. She is not comfort nursing.... she just lets go. She just had her 7 pm feeding..... she went 13 mins on the right and 4 mins on the left. She has never been the biggest fan of the left side. But she did way good on the right. So I feel better right now. I will be calling back tomorrow. I was really holding out for the pedi to call. But no such luck. I will also try the LLL forum. THANKS EVERYONE!!!!
Sep 06, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Hi Jacky! At around Joslyns age Katie stopped wanted to eat too and will still do it sometimes. Sometimes I do think it is reflux related and sometimes I think she just isn't all that hungry or eating is just too much of a bother. I remember one post where you said she nursed in the dr's office and gained 5 pounds; maybe Ethan's mom is right and she is just more efficient at eating. I do remember reading that they eventually get so good at nursing that they finish very quickly. Katie couldn't latch on so I have no first hand experience with it. I know that Katie when she was little (relative to now!) she would enjoy the sucking and now she just wants to eat and then play; we often have to give her a toy to play with now while she takes a bottle otherwise she won't eat and will fight us until she has a toy. Hopefully Joslyn is just more efficient at eating!! HUGS!!!
Sep 06, 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.... :(
Thank God! I felt so bad for you when I read 30 minutes!!
Sep 06, 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.... :(
Thank God! I felt so bad for you when I read 30 minutes!!
Sep 06, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
katiesmommy
5 lbs??? she gained 5 ounces. hehe. 5 lbs would be great!!!!!!! hehe
Sep 07, 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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The first thing I thought of too was that she is a more efficient nurser now...the same thing happened with Elyse with bottles (she never was a good nurser, after 4 mos of alternating expressed milk and nursing i gave up and pumped!!). She used to take an hour to eat an ounce or two (I am NOT joking) and now when she wants to she can down 4 ounces in a few minutes.
Sep 07, 2008
slimfast13
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!
My mom finally reminded me that, like adults, there are just times when you're not as hungry, so we don't eat as much or as often. My dd does this right before a growth spurt as well - eats like a horse for a few days, then a food strike.
Check with your
doctor first!