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Jun 01, 2009
nikkid
Allergic to baby rice?
Hi all, just wanted to pick your brains again. My son, Billy (now 5 months) has been doing great since our GI increased his dose of Prilosec to the maximum, alongside his other medications. We've had nearly 2 weeks of a completely different, pain free, smiling baby. Up until 6 weeks ago, Billy wanted to feed all day. Then he started refusing the majority of his feeds (neocate) and the GI thought he was becoming averse. He suggested starting him on solids, but to keep him dairy and soy free. 2 days ago, I started him on Organic Baby Rice. The first day, he became increasingly fussy and unsettled with diahrrea and today I feel like I've been catapulted back in time. He's been extra fussy and irritable, had diahrrea throughout the day, very gassy, hiccups are back and this evening screaming in pain again. He only had a few tastes of the baby rice, could this have caused this reaction? Is it possible to have a reaction to baby rice? I think I will hold off weaning until 6 months. The last 2 days he's been taking the majority of his feeds again, so will try to hold out. Do you think it would be best to start him on fruit or vegetables at 6 months instead?
Jun 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
You would not be the first to struggle with rice cereal. I have read about the struggles from so many mothers on the site. They even struggle with putting the rice cereal in the bottles for thickening. Many will use oatmeal instead. Some babies have a very hard time digesting rice and it can cause constipation. I did not start Ryan on any foods until he was 6 months old to allow his digestive system time to mature, and because he was such a poor bottle taker. ( I didnt want to chance filling him up and having the bottles go downhill further). You may want to consider trying that and when you try food again you may want to consider trying oatmeal instead of rice. Billy might be able to tolerate that better.
Jun 01, 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!
It seems like a lot of gerdlings have major difficulty with rice cereal. We skipped it entirely and went right to oatmeal on MD's suggestion, and my dd had no issues with it. We started solids at 4 months with no problems either (sweet potatoes, squash, pears, prunes) If you're doing dairy and soy free, Beechnut cereals seem to be the best for that, just an FYI.
Jun 01, 2009
mommato3
I agree with the other posts. My oldest boy had food allergies and was allergic to rice. My younget baby can't tolerate rice cereal either. I also agree with Slimfast13 on the Beechnut brand of babyfood and cereal. That is the kind we use. It has very pure ingredients. Good luck!
Jun 01, 2009
mommy2k
My gi told us that the cereals should be last especially with allergies and to wait until 6 months. We had problems with rice and oatmeal. We had already started solids before that but with the least allergenic ones. He told us to start with yellow, orange, green then red. Then the meats and then cereal being last. So I think it would be probably be better to just do the fruits and vegetables first. Good luck!
Jun 02, 2009
lindy wyatt
we first tried gerba rice cereal in the bottle to thicken. nightmare!!!!! adeline got a red line from her v to her anus. then we learned about simply thick. worked wonders to thicken. later on we tried the beechnut rice cereal for breakfast. same red line. i then went onto to try oatmeal, a friend said that worked better for her refluxer! it worked. we have been giving her happy bellies organic oatmeal and then added the multi grain cereal in the evenings. i put a scoop of pears in it and some of her good start formula and then spoon her fruits in the am and veggies in pm. She wasn't crazy about their brown rice. i like happy bellies. these have dha and probiotics in them. wish it didn't have the dha though.
Jun 02, 2009
nikkid
What would I do without your help? Thank you ladies. People look at me like I'm crazy when I suggest his recent screaming seems to be as a result of rice cereal. We live in the UK and I have searched high and low for the alternatives you suggest but unfortunately, I can't seem to find anywhere that will ship to the UK or anywhere in the UK that provides oatmeal cereal for babies. I will wait a couple of weeks and start with fruits and veggies and hope for the best. Thanks again for your continued support.
Jun 02, 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.
Our youngest (now 16 months old) couldn't tolerate rice on any level. He still can't tolerate it. I didn't know you could have such an adverse reaction to rice, but boy... we took him off of it and life got immediately better.
Jun 02, 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 found this site for you - it seems to have no milk or soy, but I'd contact the manufacturer just in case

http://www.ulula.co.uk/shop/baby-food-item.php?ProductID=507&CatID=198

They also have millet, which is pretty hypoallergenic too. HTH!

Jun 03, 2009
nikkid
Bless you, that is fantastic. I have just called the manufacturer and they have assured me there is no dairy or soy in either the millet or rolled oats porridge. Thank you so much. I'm hoping in a couple more days, he will settle down again as he is still crying and screaming all day. Will it take a while for the rice to work it's way out of his system?
Jun 03, 2009
adelines mom
when i was researching the happy bellies i sent them an email explaining about adeline's reflux and problems with rice cereal and they had two people call me immediately. were very helpful about their products and nutrition. this is their info. they are organic. Helen M. Bernstein HAPPYFAMILY (o) 718-852-7606 (c) 917-447-4337 (f) 310-359-0216 helen@happyfamilybrands.com www.happyfamilybrands.com www.happyfamilyshop.com 25 Washington St., Suite 601 Brooklyn, NY 11201
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