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Feb 05, 2009
rileysmomma
Daughter diagnosed with severe GERD at 2 1/2 months had it since birth, tried reglan, settled on prevacid 2times a day for 4 months...had Upper GI's,ultrasounds,labeled failure to thrive, but finally found a solution with doubling formula calorie intake. We tried formula after formula and Nutramigen was the only solution. With time, and wieght gain and feedings every two hrs she finally got to where she needed to be. She still has occasional reflux moments but no where near as bad as what they were months before.
update/ question
I posted in advanced GER as well... I wanst sure which one would get more traffic (its been awhile since I was on here sorry)... So I was on here months ago, when we lived in Savannah, I have to say this site helped ALOT, I had talked to a wonderful girl named Jenn that def helped me believe that there is light at the end of this reflux tunnel...lol I wrote a lil update about my daughter now in the about me section/my story.... But heres my question.... my daughter will be nine months in days... we still have a bunch of formula (nutramigen) but when it runs out I would like to switch her to the step two formula. However Im afraid it will aggrivate her reflux... I tried her once in the last month or so on a different formula and we ended up in the hospital b.c she vomitted soooo much. Apparently it aggrivted her lil tummy =( The dr's gave me lil advice on how to switch her from Nutramigen to another step two formula or after that milk... she doesnt have a milk allergy she was tested but the ER dr explaiined it that Nutraigen basically is broken down so her lil tummy doesnt have to do much work, other formulas arent like that.... so whats the next step then? When I first gave her baby foods it was a lil difficult for her as well, I had numerous sweet potato staind shirts (who knew thats stains?..lol and I thought nutramigen spit up was hard to remove ) any advice would be great thanks ladies..... any for any of you ahving bad reflux days with your little ones I have to tell you it will get better.... I didnt belive it either and there were days I sat at home and cried and cried.... but shes like night and day a different kid now. =) Thanks again!
Feb 05, 2009
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When we started trying foods, our pedi. advised us to try 1 tablespoon for a week and then add one tablespoon per week to each meal thereafter. It can progress quicker if they are doing okay with it.

Other than that, we were told as well to start out with very small feedings of a new formula and build our way up. We were told not to mix formulas together though in the same bottle. We were told to start with giving 2 ounces a day of the new formula in a separate bottle and feeding than the old.

Our pedi. said the mixture of 2 dif. formulas can cause a reaction on it's own. By giving it in diff. bottle at different feeding, u eliminated that risk.

Not sure if any of that made sense, my head isn't quiet with me at the moment.

Feb 05, 2009
slimfast13
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!
I switched from Nutram to Good Start - best move I ever made. They have the "comfort proteins: that are partially broken down. Big cost difference too! My dd just weaned off the GS2 onto full milk with no problems
Feb 05, 2009
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
my son was on Good start natural cultures for some time and although he had a MSPI he did pretty well on it. It might be worth a shot.
Feb 06, 2009
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
Hey! Glad to see things are going well. We also transitioned very slowly from one formula to another and from formula to milk. We did basically what others have mentioned. A few days with only one oz of the new mixed into the old formula and then a few days with two ounces etc... until we were completely switched. It seemed to help mine to make the transitions more smoothly. I have never heard of it being an issue to mix two formulas. Your stomach basically mixes them if you eat them with in an hour of each other anyway.

Just because she does not have a milk allergy does not mean that milk won't bother her. MSPI does not show up on an actual allergy test. That's why it is important to try new things slowly. If she is going to react to it it is better if it is a small reaction... if that makes sense?

One of our refluxers also did well transitioning to Good Start.

Glad to see you here again and hope that things continue to go well. ((HUGS))
Feb 06, 2009
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
Oops, having trouble posting.

Just wanted to add that it took me until Ella was 12 months to be able to take her off of Nutramigen. So don't be too frustrated if it doesn't happen right away.

Super cute pic too!!
Feb 10, 2009
gail
Gail - mom to a six year old with reflux and an infant with reflux
My little guy was fourteen months old before we were able to successfully transition him to a formula other than alimentum. Even though he did not have a milk allergy, for some unknown reason he was unable to digest milk without difficulty until he was older.
Check with your
doctor first!