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Oct 24, 2008
sharlin, mom to aviah, smith and faye (4/08)-dx with acid reflux (mostly silent) at 6 months.
Looking back I suspect she's been dealing with this for most of her little life. She's tried about every formula in the book and is currently on liquid alimentum, which has really helped a lot with her fighting feedings. We also tried zantac, but she became MUCH worse, and so we've been trying to work on helping her through her diet. she's also taking probiotics, and i'm hoping to get her eating some solids more regularly.
just a question. i feel like if i add solids to my little one's bottle, she eats more readily. (a big issue with her.) but i'm wondering how in the world to watch for allergies with a little one who is unhappy and uncomfortable a lot. is it normal to be more gassy on solids than formula? (none of this was big or scary with the other kids.) she has issues with milk and soy, but i have a really hard time imagining anyone being allergic to things like pears, sweet potatos and bananas, etc. also, we have people in our family who have had trouble with milk, but really not a lot else, so it's not like family history is against us. just curious about other people's experiences with solids. thanks!
Oct 25, 2008
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!
We had better luck with solids and thickening the formula with oatmeal ceral. Depending on the type of solids, some may produce gas until they get used to it (and some just produce it regardless...nothing like your greens!) My dd never really had any issues with solids except the constipating ones.

BTW, I've found that one can be allergic to ANYTHING, but in babies it will generally present in a rash.

I just wanted to let you know that irritability can be a side effect of zantac (ranitidine) so that may be part of the problem as well.

Oct 25, 2008
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
We just started solids with the same concerns. We were told to introduce foods slowly and watch for eczema flair/rash/irritability as signs of allergies. Of course, he already has eczema all over his body, so not sure how I'd tell. I've heard some babies do better once they start solids. Hoping ours are ones who do. Good luck!
Oct 25, 2008
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
Cooper's tell tell sign was diareah and a flare of reflux. We had issues with rice and green beans, things I thought were super easy. The best for us have been pears and peas.
Oct 26, 2008
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.... :(
My son is incredibly allergic to bananas....I actually just posted on another thread about food allergies. It's under "Allergy testing."...
Check with your
doctor first!