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Sep 24, 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.
I'm going crazy-Is this reflux, vaccination issues or just toddlerhood?
Keira turned 1 on Saturday-I cannot believe it's been a year! Before her shots and for some time now Keira has refused to eat baby food and will shake her head no and push the spoon away. She only wants what she can feed herself and sometimes she doesn't even want that either. My mom tells me that once they start whole milk they REALLY need more solids or they won't get their intake of vitamins and such. Well I can't shove the stuff down her throat. :( Last night for her dinner she took her ravioli's and threw them all on the floor and had a fit. Now today so far she's had one formula feeding- 6oz, then one whole milk feeding-6 oz then a 4 oz thing of sweet potatoes and a 4 ounce Yo Baby yogurt which for her to take BOTH or ONE of those things is amazing these days. She use to love meal times but now it's like a power play. I worry about her losing weight as she did lose 2 pounds so far. She's in the 50% for weight at this age according to the pedi on Monday's well visit. Then here lately she's been "moody". I say "moody" because it's not like when she was in pain and fussy. It's just like she doesn't want to be strapped in her highchair, in her stroller or in her car seat. She'll whine the entire time she's confined in anything. It makes me want to stay inside for her whole toddlerhood! She gets mad if you have to take something away from her (even if you replace it with something else-how dare you take something from her). Today I went to put her down for a nap and you'd of thought the whole world was ending which hasn't happened in a LONG time. Major meltdown! If I told dh about her mood he'd just say she's a girl! She had her shots on Monday (well hep A and prevnar). So I don't know if some of this is still from the shots and how she's reacted or are we just headed into independence time? If you've read this far thanks and thanks for letting me unload! :P
Sep 24, 2008
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!
My guess is that it's toddlerhood and maybe some still from the shots I don't know. Maggie has off days eating sometime. If I offer her something she doesn't like much with something she loves and kind of alternate them or even BRIBE her it helps. I know you're not supposed to bribe them but if I say, "get a bit of egg and then you can have a blueberry" she'll usually do it. Also the other day she didn't want her eggs. She was throwing a fit and when I took a bite, she dug into hers. It's weird with Maggie. Sometimes it's a matter of figuring her out. One day she wants to totally feed herself and another day she'll want our help. One day she'll want something cut up and another day she'll want it whole. Any way....GOOD LUCK!
Sep 24, 2008
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
*smile* I SO feel your frustration! My guess is that it's mostly toddlerhood - we are having a lot of the same issues with Halley. About the time she turned 1, she started refusing anything she couldn't feed herself, with the exception of Stage 2 veggies, which she still eats at 18 months. One day she'll eat something and act like she's never tasted anything so good and the next day it will shunned like we're trying to poison her. All I can recommend is just keep trying. If she won't eat one thing, try another. We've also found that Halley loves stuff cut into strips (with strict supervision), but won't eat the same exact food cut into pieces. Strange. Also, I know this is not a good habit, but I face the chair toward the TV. One other thing that has helped (oddly) is getting rid of the high chair in favor of a booster seat with a tray (ours is Fisher Price - love it). That allows her to sit at the table like a big girl. Hang in there - we still have the terrible twos to go!
Sep 24, 2008
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
((HUGS)) It does sound a lot like toddlerhood...but I would also pay close attention to when she seems most upset, etc to see if you can see any patterns that may be at play.

There's a book called Becoming the Parent You Want to Be which I have found extremely helpful. It's a guide to understanding both child development and your own personality/needs and how to navigate through the toddler and pre-school years responding to your children in ways that fit your sense of the kind of parent you want to be. One of the very helpful things I have found in it is the reminder that a toddlers job is to explore his/her world -- to test all the boundaries, to experiment with everything they can, in order to understand how it all works, where they fit in the grand scheme of things, and how others respond to them. When I think of it that way, I find I have a lot more patience with it all...

Sep 24, 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.
That sounds like a great book! Thanks for that - I will see where I can get it as I need all the info I can get! haha ;)
Sep 24, 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.
HAPPYYY BIRTHDAY!!! I totally forgot that she was right behind coyle!! okay, don't despair. We went thru this exact thing! It lasted about 3-5 weeks (can't remember how long-mommy brain) but just about a week ago he began letting me feed him again. It is a total *independance* thing and totally normal. What I did was take Michelle's and others advice. I let snack time be his time to be independant and meal times were for mommy in charge. Once we got that down he even began giving me back some control at snack times.

we too have toddler meltdowns over here already. He throws himself backward when I pick him up to get him away from something he is not supposed to be getting in to! He also screams at me!! It stinks!

Are you getting rid of all her bottles or keeping them for awhile? What I do is give Coy 1 bottle of Go & Grow in the morning and another before bedtime. That gives him about 50% of his daily requirement. Then during the day I offer milk at snack times and water or juice with lunch. If you buy the V8 juice that is another way to get fruits and veggies into her.

What i've found that really works is letting him eat off my plate. He absolutely loves to eat my food with my fork. He'll eat almost anything! Does she eat people food? If so, that is another way to sneak in veggies and stuff. Today i made Turkey Meatloaf and put a whole box of spinach in there. He ate every bite i gave him! suckah!

Then i just offer a wide variety of foods daily and weekly. don't get me wrong, i totally stress, but you can only do so much. And, i've been told many times that if you force them to eat then they will hate you and fight even more.
Sep 24, 2008
It does sound a lot like toddlerhood. Once they finally learn to walk, they don't like to be confined. Nathan will also only eat what he can feed himself. It's been that way for some time. He's also very fussy. Will eat one food one day and not the next-and he doesn't have reflux, so I know that's just him being him. Good luck!
Sep 25, 2008
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!
Do you think the moodiness could come from milk? Katie had a few bites of yogurt for 3 days and stopped napping. She would have the yogurt right before naptime so we took her off of it. She didn't "seem" to be reacting to it but she stopped napping. Just a thought.
Sep 25, 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.
Yeah I have thought about the milk. For now I'm only giving her two bottles of that a day and she's been on yogurt since she was 6 months old. The only thing though is the feeding issues were there before the milk- they just got worse the last few days and so has the "tude". ;)
Sep 25, 2008
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).
Does she say, "Me do!" or "Keira do!" yet? If not, you have the joy to look forward to. They have to buckle the car seat, open/close every door, turn off every light, etc. And it takes them HOURS to do it. You want to let them try new things and encourage independence but now and then you are in a hurry. You try to rush them and they have a cow. Ahhhh, the toddler years. Wouldn't trade them for all the tea in China but they are exasperating at times.
Check with your
doctor first!