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Jul 20, 2009
paytonsmom
Daughter Payton, Born 4/2/09, Diagnosed with Silent Reflux at 3 Weeks. Tried zantac, prevacid, axid, multiple formula changes. Presumed MSPI. On Elecare and Carafate.
Timing of Meds Before/After Eating
I'm trying to figure out how best to time the med I give Payton. The dr says "30 mins before eating". The phamacy label says 1 hour before or 2-3 hours after eating. We've tried to go with 30 minutes before eating, but guessing when Payton will be hungry is working poorly --- either she's screaming for a bottle in 10 minutes or won't eat for another hour and a half. And if the idea is "an empty stomach" would the evening dose be better just before bedtime, which is usually an hour or so after she eats? The morning routine is the worst --- we're trying to get ready for work & wake her at last possible minute, but then one of us has to wake her early & sit with her for 30 mins, etc. BTW, the med is carafate, but I think you all may have the same issues with PPI admin. Thanks for any suggestions or things that have worked for you.
Jul 20, 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.
we dosed it in the AM for ages....I snuck in at 5:30 and syringed it in and 9 times out of 10 he went right back to sleep..sometimes I had to bring him to the living room and put on some Baby Einstein for 30 min...then fed him...but my kid never screams for food. Now, he eats scantily at daycare, so when he gets home in the afternoon he has an empty belly. My DH gives it then and then feed shim 30 min later. I think you just have to find what works for you. **side note...afternoon dose doens't seem to be helping anymore, so we will probably go back to AM dosing. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Jul 20, 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 that not worrying about "when" she got her meds started to work better. Not saying to disregard the MD's, but for the morning dosing, it was impossible. I just fed her first and waited until an hour or two after that and gave her the meds. First thing in the morning isn't always possible. The evening dose was always easier - just did it right before bed, like you're thinking of trying.
Jul 20, 2009
jgbennett
Ginger Bennett
Mom to Stanton, 6/12/2008
dx with GERD at 7 weeks. dx with EE at 21 months
Past Life - Early Intervention Specialist and Eval Team Member
Our dr. said give it first thing in the am on an empty stomach and that was just a complete disaster for us. So - I tried a variety of times throughout the day. This is what I'd suggest you try. When it's easy and comfortable for you and when you can be relaxed when giving it. That just doesn't describe my morning at all! So - our new "bedtime" routine is bath/pjs then we turn on the baby einstein "neptune" video, plop Stanton in the "bouncy" seat (which he's too big for, but still loves) and I give it to him slowly throughout the video.
Aug 10, 2009
paytonsmom
Daughter Payton, Born 4/2/09, Diagnosed with Silent Reflux at 3 Weeks. Tried zantac, prevacid, axid, multiple formula changes. Presumed MSPI. On Elecare and Carafate.
Thanks
Ginger, hope you see this. Thanks for the suggestion about the baby einstein videos. We purchased a few of them, along with a new bouncy seat. Right now Payton loves watching the Baby Mozart dvd from her "TV chair". It's really helped with our morning routine!
Check with your
doctor first!