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Apr 30, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
reflux to run in familes?
Hi. I have not posted much lately but I have been lurking.

Joslyn is off all meds! HURRAY!

But my question is... since Joslyn had silent reflux and apnea... what are the odds our next baby will have it too?

We are 11 weeks preg (still high risk and this preg was not without drama! I had a blood clot and spotting the first week we found out... but all is better now).

Do we need to worry about reflux with the new baby too?! We know what to look for this time around... but I dont want to spend the first week of the new babies life at Scottish Rite in ATL again!

I am kinda freakin out (alittle) there seems to be more to think about this go around. Much more than worrying if this baby will make it, if we loose another baby, but now we have to worry about reflux too!

Any help?

Thanks Jacky

Apr 30, 2009
3blues21pink
DS #1 (7/05) - Just ReDX'd Refluxer! Prevacid Solutab starting 4/8/09. Lots of food and environmental allergies. Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech Delays, Developmental Delays, Severe Muscle Tone Weakness.
DS #2 (1/08) ReDX'd refluxer. Milk and soy allergies with Soy Lecithin allergies. Oat milk drinker, Rice protein powder, DHA, and vitamins added for bulk and needed nutrition. Weak muscle tone, slightly developmentally delayed, SPD confirmed.
I don't have stats, but I believe it does. Here's why. My Mom has pretty bad reflux (gets the acid burns on her lips and is seeing her GI and doing the testing needed so she can have the surgery). My husband has very mild reflux. (his is easily controlled by diet) My oldest son had mild reflux (controlled by Enfamil AR, lifting his head of the bed, and not laying him down after he ate). My youngest son had nasty reflux (vomiting everywhere, cranky, crying a lot, arching, and so on). We even had the "reflux onsies" so we didn't have to change him so often. Now we find that DS #1 still has (or has again) reflux and it's worse than when he was an infant. I can't think, since the diets of all 4 of these people are so different, their allergies are different, and so on, that this doesn't run in families.
Apr 30, 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.
Zack and I are so happy for you about baby 2 and no meds!!! I think you always have to worry about it, but you'll catch it and nip it in the bud so fast this time around that it's like no big deal! (I say that now, eh?)..if you have another girl how is Zack going to choose???
Apr 30, 2009
amber f
Congratulations on baby #2 and No MEDS:):):). I'm never on here but today I thought I'd check and your post caught my eye. I'm so happy for you. I'm sure it does run in families but I had two with out reflux and one with so there is hope. I'm the only one that has ever had reflux in my family and dh's dad is the only one on his side so I'm not sure how much genetics plays a role but I'm sure there is some truth to it. But stay positive and good luck. At least this time around you know that all the wonderful people on here have your back. That in itself should give you a little peace of mind.
May 01, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Congratulations!!!! So happy for you. Remember the serenity prayer?? Nothing you can do to prevent refluxing from happening to another baby. Now with that said, I have a 5 year old daughter with a stomache of steal and an unreal immune system. Never an ear infection or streap or anything. Well baby visits and that is it. Ryan... well he has been another story but he has an amazing personality just like his sister. I guess the old saying "it all comes out in the wash applies to us. No doctor visits with the first and living at the doctor with the 2nd. So yes, there is a very good chance that your next one will not have reflux. If by chance the baby does, remember how much you learned in your journey with Joslyn. You will know what to look for, what to expect, you'll know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and most of all you will believe in your mommy instints.
May 02, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
thanks everyone. We are for sure on the start of another journey!

If we are blessed to carry this baby healthy and to full term... Joslyn will be 19 months old when the new baby comes! any tips for that?! hehe

May 06, 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.
I am not a dr.. however.. I had digestive issues as a child my uncle had them as well, my father in law has them and now our daughter does as well..we were tild that when we conceive again to just be prepared because altho there is no 100% proof its more likely that your child will have sopme sort of digestive GERD issues. But luckily youve matered it once so the 2nd time willl be a breeze ;] congrats on the new baby coming!
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