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Sep 22, 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.
Varying Appetite
Okay, I know some of you "toddler" moms have mentioned that your LOs don't eat the same every day. I just don't get this! I could eat all day... well, that is probably why i'm 20 pounds overweight..

anyway, for example, Coyle ate like a HORSE for 3 days. He ate everything in site. Even tuna fish and crackers yesterday. And, I know he liked it because he said "umm" that is his baby speak for "yummy".. and then pushed away everything else but that! anyway, today he wouldnt eat a thing! and, he was fussy all day. he also wouldn't drink his "milk-juice" (whole milk mixed with V8 Splash) which he just loves and drank about 10 ounces of yesterday!.. so he ended up eating hardly anything and not drinking much either. Then, he puked up 1/2 of his bedtime bottle... UGH. Is this a normal toddler thing or a reflux thing? Tonight after the puke he looked at me with this terrified look on his face and he started screaming :( if he is puking like this should i drop this bottle? maybe it is too much?
Sep 22, 2008
sadie
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.
How much is he drinking per day in ounces? Keira has 24 ounces of formula (well tomorrow we start milk-FUN). She's lately went from one day where she wants lots of solids to like today where she pushes them away. Our pedi worksheet for the 12 month visit says they can start refusing (within reason of course) foods, get pickier and have a varying appetite at this stage. I don't know about the puking part only that if Keira is teething or having reflux attacks she'll spit up.
Sep 22, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
Has he ever had the tuna fish before? I am just thinking that maybe it is not agreeing with him. Nate LOVES hot dogs...he would eat 2 if I let him. Well, the next day, he is just ill over it.

I know with Nate (and Adam) they have their eating days and their non eating days. Adam is 5 now...last week he had 3 peanut butter sandwiches, 2 corn dogs, 2 waffles and a bowl full of corn. I asked him where he was putting all of that, lol. Well, he hardly ate the next day but I could see why. Seriously, I still worry when they don't eat but I have days like that too.

Hopefully he will start eating soon. I need to try the V* splash with Nate, I forgot about that stuff :)

Sep 22, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
mags isn't dealing with reflux any more and she's like that. She eats like a horse most days, but some days it's like she wants nothing to do with food. Today was one of those days. I could tell when she got up.
Sep 22, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Danie, are you serious...did he eat all that at once? He's gonna be as tall as me in a month, lol. He's spurting!
Sep 22, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
I have no clue about the eating. Just wanted to say I love the new pic!
Sep 22, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Totally normal at this age. Growth spurts fuel the raging appetite and then they when it's over, back to normal. My son eats like a longshore man then doesn't eat, except breakfast, for days. He also sleeps more when he is eating more and he is a crabby pants. Then he grows an inch.
Could he have a virus: no eating plus puking?
Sep 23, 2008
amber f
Yeah kids totally go through this. One day they are begging for seconds and the next they just picked at it. I try to just follow their lead. I was always told no kid would starve themselves... but after entering the reflux world that isn't true. I'd just be cautious considering that he has reflux.
Sep 23, 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.
Sadie-He drinks 6 oz formula in the morning and 6 ounces formula at night. At snack times I offer at least 4 ounces of whole milk because i want him to have 18-20 ounces of of formula or milk a day. then, i offer juice & water the rest of the time. Yeah, i was told that as well but i'm thinking in my head.. UM.. he's always been like this. refused the boob, refused the bottle, refused solids, etc. etc. i was amazed at how much he ate these past few days and I thought YEA! maybe we are turning a corner here! UGH! He is teething though.. getting those molars.

Danie-no but he had tilapia last week and was fine afterward so i figured tuna was safe since it is a "whitefish" too. maybe i'll not offer it again until next week and see what happens. Wow, that is a LOT of food, lol! the V8 splash is awesome. i love it because coyle hates vegetables ( i hide them in most things i make for him and load it up with butter..) so i know that he is getting those vitamins.. the strawberry banana is wonderful.

kmom-you know, he does feel heavier again. and, i do remember several weeks ago he drank 40 ounces a day for awhile + solids and then BAM he gained 2 pounds from 9 to 12 mo. appointment. That is a huge gain for him. I wonder if it was a spurt.. good thinking. My mom said my brother was the worst when it came to growing pains.. probably not a virus. He doesn't have a temp and we don't really know anyone sick right now. i sure hope not.

amber, i know that is what worries me.. the reflux monster. i can't wait for the day that it just stops!

thanks everyone!
Sep 23, 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.
mollybeth. if you have a Portrait Innovations by you you have to take Cooper there! ours was just Amazing!! Thanks for the compliment :)
Check with your
doctor first!