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Nov 04, 2008
ama
Mommy of Hunter born 07/16/08. Tongue tied at birth, never learned to bf well. Diagnosed with silent reflux at 5 weeks with barrium swallow. Fed on expressed breast milk. Currently on Gaviscon, Omeprizole (prilosec), Domperidone (Motilium)have yet to see medication have any effect on him. His biggest symptom is his distain of feeding time- he hates it. . Hospitalised for two weeks in September, fed through ng tube.
blueleopard
Hi! I just saw your post about milk protein intolerance. We are thinking this might be a problem with us too, but his reflux ( that has not responded to any meds) would be his ony symptom of an intolernace. Was wondering, was that your LO s only symptom as well??
Nov 04, 2008
molson1525
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+.
Butting in
I am pretty sure blueleopard's son has a true milk allergy and now he has ee so it is very different then a milk intolerance. My son has been MSPI (milk soy protein intolerant) since birth and some of his symptoms besides severe reflux were vomiting, blood in the stool, mucousy stools, poor weight gain, excema and just an all around discomfort/gassy during and after feeds. Reflux alone can be caused by just an intolerance or an intolerance can make reflux worse if that makes sense. There really isn't a test for it unless you are noticing different stools other then trying to eliminate the offending item milk or soy. Hope that helps.
Nov 05, 2008
blueleopard
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.
Our son's case was very dramatic. Two weeks after birth, he started projectile vomiting, diarrehea, & non-stop crying. A switch to Nutramagen (broken down milk proteins) helped some, but he still cried way too much. I read that 50% of babies diagnosed with reflux have a milk allergy, but that means the other 50% do not. It could be an intolerance, an undiagnosed disorder, or "just" reflux (and I don't mean to make light of reflux - it's a horrible disorder by itself). I hope you can get to the bottom of it all. Ellen
Check with your
doctor first!