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Sep 17, 2008
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
need advice for a cuddle bug
since audrey was born what the dr's termed early, they suggested that i "kangaroo carry" her so that she will want to nurse more and gain weight well. so i have made every effort i can to keep her close to me and it's worked some what in getting her to eat; but my question lies mostly in keeping her comfortable and secure feeling in her bassinet.

During the day she sleeps in her swing or in her boppy but at night she loves sleeping next to me but often wakes up coughing. Her reflux is not painful but i am worried about aspiration. I want her to sleep in her bassinet b/c it is elevated but she keeps waking up (i think) b/c it is not secure feeling enough for her. I have tried blankets but i am so afraid they will scrunch up in her face, she really can't turn over yet. Do you have any ideas on helping her feel cozy and secure in her own bed?
Sep 18, 2008
seamus mama
Seamus was diagnosed with Silent Reflux at 3 weeks. Now he is 14 months, on Prilosec and avoiding dairy,soy,egg. Still nursing. A lot !!!
What we did was we put the Tucker wedge/sling in our bed. I was able to snuggle Seamus while he was elevated. that worked for about 5 months...Then he really wanted to flop around and I had to remove the wedge altogether and positioned him on his left side. My GI and the Reflux Book by Beth Anderson say that laying them on their left side is the best position to prevent reflux discomfort. As far as her own bed goes, have you considered the Amby hammock? I have heard great success stories. They really nestle the baby comfortably while providing elevation.They have a great re-sale value too. Or perhaps the Guardian Sleeper that is advertised on this website? Good luck!
Sep 18, 2008
amber f
We just swaddle Nolan really tight and he slept fine in the bassinet. We did it till he was 10 mons.
Sep 18, 2008
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 is a cuddle bug too! she is 5 months and we still swaddle her. we keep her arms out and wrap her like a burrito. that seems to help. plus she still uses her boppy sleep positioner.
Sep 18, 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.
I agree with the swaddling. We kept Ethan swaddled until just a few weeks ago, when it became apparent that he was going to work his way out of it every time. That said, when we have to have his nap on the run, he still is a sucker for the swaddle.

You might also try dressing her a little warmer to sleep. She may be missing the warmth of sleeping next to you.

Sep 18, 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
We swaddled too, and left her arms out when she got old enough to want that. We used the tucker wedge/sling combo successfully in our bed at a hotel once...bc it was a king size bed. At home we have a queen so it wouldn't have worked! Also for swaddling....i was scared of the blanket in the face thing because she would burrow...we got a special swaddle blanket and when she got big enough it was impossible for her to burrow!
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