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Sep 12, 2008
shonasmom
First time mom of Gershona; dx w/ GER at 3 wks on prilosec and simethicone
Mylanta & Diarrhea
Gershona seems to be doing great at night time, but the days are endless screaming fits. Some of thus is probably colic, but hard to tell. I spend almost all of my day holding her. She refuses to be put down, we have a carrier, so I use that when I HAVE to. Her Pedi GI doc recommended Mylanta (2cc no more than 5 x per day). This def helps, but she has diarrhea. She is only eating formula, doctors orders. Is anyone else experiencing / has experience w/ this?
Sep 12, 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!
There are different formulations of both maalox and mylanta. The one with magnesuim/aluminum generally loosens stool, but the kind that contains bismuth will firm it up. Check the active ingredients.
Sep 12, 2008
nicholas'smom
Nicholas screemed constantly the first three months if he wasn't in his carrier and even sometimes when he was. I think part of it was not being on the right meds. They also said he had colic. It's hard to know, but man those days were really tough. Ialways forget how much easier he has gotten until his reflux flairs and we have a day like that again. I feel for you. Hang in there! We did use Mylanta. Cherry Supreme. Did not have loose stools.
Sep 12, 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!
Oh, and as for not being able to put her down, just think of the guns you'll have a in a few months! Nothing like a slinging baby to bulk up that muscle mass!

I think most of these kids need to be held a lot - the only comfort they seem to get. I'd look into an exersaucer when she hold her head up - that saved my back and arms and Allie loved to be able to do stuff by herself!

Sep 12, 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!
And I can't type today...my spelling errors are atrocious!
Sep 12, 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 are using Mylanta Supreme and haven't experienced any diarrhea issues. You'll want to be careful giving her the Mylanta too close to the Prilosec or you'll affect the effectiveness of the Prilosec.
Sep 12, 2008
nicholas'smom
If you haven't yet shopped for an exersaucer, you might want to look and compare how high up the seat comes in front. Nicholas likes the saucer now (somewhat-spending a little more time in it daily) but it hits him right across the stomach and when he reaches/leans forward it's a puke-a-thon. I try to wait awhile after he's eaten. It helps some. I'm also going to try to raise the legs up and see if that helps. He does better in his walker because it hits him higher up on his chest.
Sep 12, 2008
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We used to put Megan in her carrier wrapped tight in a blanket. Then because she was so little, we put some stuffed crayons next to her to make her feel cozy, like she was being held. Sometimes this would help. Sometimes nothing but holding her. We still had to watch her closely and be right there because the crayons were a suffocation hazard. She was just so tiny I couldn't find any other way to keep her cozy and feeling safe.

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