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Nov 03, 2008
new here - son diagnosed today :(
So the pediatrician put him on zantc today... it feels better to know what is wrong. Hopefully my little man can get some relief soon! I have been losing it when he cries and i can't make him feel better! Is there anything else i should be doing besides the meds? They said it might take up to a week to make a difference. I dont want to wait that long for all of our sake!
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 don't know how much you've been able to read on here, but elevated sleeping can help. Our pedi advised us to keep our little man upright for 30 minutes to an hour after feeding.

I hope the Zantac works and he feels better soon.

Nov 03, 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.
welcome! i want to write more but you know- unhappy baby calls! i hope you get some great advice! :)
Nov 03, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
Elevate the head of the bed, it will help. Also since ZAntac is only an H2blocker if you do't see results in about 3-4 days, I'd ask for PPI like Prevacaid or Prilosec. They are MUCH stronger (that class of drugs) than Zantac.

If that doens't work you can thicken feeds to help it stay down better but I'd ask the GI about that first. Don't just do it on your own. It can cause other issues...:(

Is it silent reflux(non puking) or are you seeing lots of vomitting????

Lots of vomitting can be caused by other thigns besides plain old reflux.

That all said,kiddos do see results with Zantac as long as you can get it all in, it's taste yucky!!!!

We did LOTS of swaddling with JEdd when his pain was at it's worse. We used the one that Babies R Us sells that velcros shut. They worked great. He lived in them....LOL He slept in one every night.

Also for us, bouncing was bad, very bad....anyting that owuld cause too much motion, incliding car rides actually, were out of the question for him.

We are here if you have any other questions.

Nov 04, 2008
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
I feel it is my duty (lol) to just warn all new moms to look for cow's milk/soy allergies. My son cried, puked, etc. for way to long, because no one (not the pediatrican, Children's Hospital, nor GI Dr.) realized that it was an allergy to the formulas. We did the Zantac, Prevacid, etc. but of course it didn't work. So, if you or your husband or family members have allergies of any kind, asthma, eczema, be on alert that it certainly could be that. Neocate formula worked miracles for us. Good Luck. Ellen
Nov 04, 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.
Ditto on all the previous mentions. Nicholas did well in the bjorn carrier. It comforted him and kept him upright. We tried the tucker sling-was ok. Helped for a bit but then he didn't like being confined. We did have to thicken feeds and tried Nutramagen and now Neocate which are very hypoallergenic. Nicholas had to go to the Prevacid, but Nathan got relief with the Zantac. It does taste awful to them. We used to administer with needless syringe and immediately chase with a bottle to get him to keep it in. Good luck and welcome!
Check with your
doctor first!