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Jul 16, 2009
kking0412
I am a new mother with an infant that began silent refluxing the second day in the hospital. We are constatnly battling this issue and trying to medicate it and allow him to be happy and more at ease. (as well as eases my nerves) It is not a pleasant problem and very scary at times!
New to Motherhood and GERD
Hi! I was referred to this page by another GERD mother of two. I have a 2 mo old that started refluxing since day 2. Yesterday was the scariest when he was choking on it and it was coming out of his nose for almost 15 min! I stay on edge all the time. Any advice to a newbie?
Jul 17, 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.
Hi there and welcome. Sorry that your little one is struggling. Is he on a hypoallergenic formula like nutramigen? If the Zantac isn't helping much you might want to ask your doc to add Prevacid to the regime. Most kiddos start out on both. The prevacid will block the acid production so that when he refluxes it won't be full of acid and so painful. Are you using rice cereal? That can also be a problem for these kiddos.

I know lots of other mom's will give you more advice. Hang in there.

Jul 17, 2009
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
When you say the formula was coming out of his nose, are you refering to projectile vomiting? My son, as an infant, would choke & projectile vomit. After having an unneccessary surgery (for pyloric stenosis), taking reflux meds for over a year, cutting milk from his diet (by switching formulas), trying & failing (in a big way) soy formula, we discovered it was all mostly due to food allergies (milk, soy, egg, peanut) & then when the choking still continued & we rescoped - found out he also had eosinophilic esophagitis. Now, the EE is fairly rare, but the milk (food) allergies are fairly common. Just keep this in mind when dealing with your Drs. Also, keep in mind food allergies are MORE common when there is a history in the families of seasonal allergies, asthma, eczema, etc. Hope you can figure it out soon. El
Jul 17, 2009
kking0412
I am a new mother with an infant that began silent refluxing the second day in the hospital. We are constatnly battling this issue and trying to medicate it and allow him to be happy and more at ease. (as well as eases my nerves) It is not a pleasant problem and very scary at times!
thanks
yes, hes on similac allimentum and we started adding the rice cereal yesterday but today he has eaten very little at a time nd every two hrs and cries while eats it but acts starved. He also fidgets so much when trying to eat it. I feel terrible for him. Think I will switch to oat cereal. I have 2mo check up on mon. will ask ab the prevacid and weird eatin.
Jul 17, 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
If at all possible video tape the eating episodes. Unfortunately sometimes the docs dont take what new moms have to say serioulsy enough. You cant argue with a video tape though. Also, keep him elevated as much as possible. Let him sleep in a swing or in a soothing motions glider. Gravity will get keep the milk down. Dont use the car seat though as it will scrunch his tummy too much. Wearing him during the day in a baby bjorn helps a lot too. That keeps him totally up right.
Check with your
doctor first!