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Nov 03, 2008
How many hours is your LO up?
How long is your 2 month or 3 month old up during the day. I am trying to get her to nap for longer than 45 min...I was having luck with 1.5 hours 4 times a day..I think her reflux is getting worse...
Nov 03, 2008
joslyn would be awake for about an hour after each feeding and then go to sleep. She would sleep for an hour to 1.5 hours. She does the same now. But most of her naps are morning to early afternoon. She sleeps all night so I dont wake her to fed her. I put her in her swing to nap and the motion helps.
Nov 03, 2008
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Aidan never slept more then 20-30 minutes at a time during the day maybe 3-4 times/day at that age but his reflux was not being controlled well by meds. Often reflux peaks between 4-6 months of age so it could be getting worse.
Nov 03, 2008
So, when you baby is up for most of the day...doesn't he/she become over stimulated and worse to get down for naps?
Nov 03, 2008
ethan's mom
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
I think we were at the 20-30 minutes at a time in my arms sort of napping at that point, but we weren't really on meds until 2.5 months. Sometime between 3-4 months we got to two 1.5-2 hour naps each day, and sometimes a third short one.
Nov 04, 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.
Ahhh yes, the vicious cycle of too little sleep, which tends to make them sleep poorly, which tends to make them not sleep enough.....and on and on it can go. You will find no end of compatriots in the land of sleep deprivation here. It is extremely common for babies with reflux to have difficulty with sleep, and there are a million and one reasons for poor sleep, and probably as many responses to it. If staying awake was an Olympic event, my son would be a gold medalist. What I have learned from 18+ months of it is REST (even if you can't sleep) EVERY SINGLE TIME YOUR BABY DOES, ACCEPT HELP FROM OTHERS, and KNOW THAT IT WON'T LAST FOREVER. And did I mention rest whenever your baby does? :) Seriously, sleep can be a real roller coaster of an experience with reflux babies, so you never really know what kind of sleep (or lack of it) is coming your way. Sleep whenever the opportunity presents itself. Everyone -- especially your baby -- will thank you for it.
Check with your
doctor first!