Posted By Posting
Apr 06, 2009
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.
med weaning
Hey everyone. I haven't been posting in a while, but wanted to see what your experiences have been with weaning from meds, if you would be kind enough to share. Ethan is now almost 1 year old, and though small, doing very well. We went to the pedi last week and talked about weaning him from reflux meds, and have gone to one 15mg dose of Prevacid every other day. It is now almost two weeks, and I am seeing no signs of reflux, other than more hiccups, but he is also using a sippy cup more often , which has always caused hiccups, so absent of other symptoms, I'm not counting this as reflux related. He is also tolerating cow's milk foods, which hadn't until this past month, even with less meds. I guess my question is, when would you go ahead and drop the medicine altogether?
Apr 07, 2009
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!
It took us 3 tries with mild reflux. I started a med wean at 14 months (1/2 tab every day, then every other, then every 3 days; each for 2 weeks, then none for 3 weeks) then the reflux started to come back. So I did the 1/2 tab every day for another 2 weeks, etc....

So now at nearly 19 months, we're med free with no signs at all for over a month.

Every kid's different, so as long as the MD's okay with weaning, give it a shot. You can always go back on them. Good luck!

Apr 07, 2009
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Congrats on a good med wean so far!!!
Check with your
doctor first!