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Jun 26, 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
kubicki5, Can you tell us more about the reflux diet
HI!! I saw in your "story" that Katie is on a reflux diet. Can you educate me a little more on that? My new daycare is super flexible and will let me bring my own food in if the food that they are serving that day is not suitable for Ryan. I never had that flexibility at my last daycare. I am really interested in learning what you do for Katie so I can try it with Ryan. If there is a website or a book that you used that you can refer me to that would be fine with me. Thanks!!
Jun 27, 2009
kubicki5
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.
Sure. Here is the diet my GI gave me:

Foods to Avoid:

Citrus Fruits and Juices: orange, grapefruit,lemon,lime, rhubarb,pineapple,cranberry,strawberry,apple cider

Dill Pickles, Sauerkraut, tomatoes, v8 juice,ketchup, hot sauce, foods prepared with tomatoes, bbq sauce

Carbonated & Cafffeinated beverages including sports drinks like gatorade.

chocolate, salad dressings(especially ranch and italian.

High fat foods: fried foods, fried snack foods like doritos & potato chips. High fat dairy products: cream cheese,ice cream,cheese

carminatives: garlic,onions,peppermint & spearmint candies and chewing gum.

avoid large meals, avoid eating 2-3 hours before bed,avoid tight fitting clothes,avoid straining after eating.

Use Prelief in high acid food if eating it is unavoidable.

This diet has worked great for us. The biggest trigger for Katie is the tomato products and chocolate.

When she had inflammation in her tummy we were also on a lactose free diet.

hope that helps :)

Jun 27, 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
Wow! This is really helpful. I see that I have been making mistakes already be trying to increase his calorie in take. I have been putting cream cheese on his ham and making mini roll ups, butter on his bread and veggies, stuff like that. Looks like I need to rethink that... especially the 10 bottle. Thanks so much!!!
Jun 28, 2009
johnniesnewmommy
Wow, we are getting close to the eating real food stage (hopefully) and with Johnnies severe food allergies and that list of foods to avoid, it's going to be a real challenge to feed him. Today I am going to give it a shot at making a 1st birthday cake that will still allow him to be here for his 2nd birthday or at least avoid a trip to the ER! LOL Can you tell us some of the things you make for Katie that she really likes? I know it will be easy once I get going. He is just now starting to take things and put them to his tongue to taste. If it gets into his mouth though he gags and vomits. It's a step forward though- before he wouldn't even try to put it in his mouth.
Jun 28, 2009
kubicki5
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.
I know that there are some great allergen free recipes out there for birthday cake but I wasn't that motivated. I created a cake out of so delicious soy ice cream bars then I covered it with Marshmallow sauce. Wasn't the prettiest but it sure tasted good and she didn't know the difference.

She pretty much eats the same things every day. Now that she can have dairy it makes it a ton easier. Our Dairy Queen has low fat ice cream so we go there A Lot. The american cheese slices don't have a lot of fat in them so she eats those.

Boars head ham is her favorite. I roll it up or put it in a crust free sandwich with low fat mayo. ALways a gogurt with lunch. Low fat cookies. The Archway windmills are her favorite. She loves fruit so lots of it. Watermelon, bananas, grapes, berries. She loves mac & cheese kraft made with just fat free milk and the cheese mix. Pretzels, crackers.

It really ends up not being to difficult. Just use a low fat cream cheese and butter.

she still has to be distracted to eat. only in front of the TV except at dinner - then her brothers entertain her :)

Check with your
doctor first!