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Aug 17, 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
Buffer Babies?
Have any of you tried and used the Buffer Babies aid from Marci Kids? It's been offered to us, but not sure about it. We take Prevacid solutabs and my son takes the med. just fine. I guess I'm wondering what the benefit to the buffer is.
Aug 18, 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
Yes, I use the Buffer Babies/Caracream from Marci-Kids. I love love love it. So glad I made the change. Ryan never had issues taking his meds either but because of the timing issues I was never convinced that all the meds were getting into him. He struggled with the first morning dose and it was hard for the daycare to not give him the 4:00 snack with the rest of the kids so I was never certain that his stomache was empty for the evening dose. That doesnt matter anymore. The beauty of mixing the prevacid or prilosec with Caracream is that you no longer have to time the dosage around food. You can give it when ever you want. If fact I give it to him after breakfast now instead of on his empty stomache. He tolerates it really well. It has been so effective in getting all the meds in his system that I have started backing down his dosage. I am finding the he does not need as much anymore because all of it is getting into his blood stream. I can tell you more if you want just let me know. It is kind of expensive but worth it. If your doc will prescribe Zegrid and your insurance will cover it, it the exact same thing, so I would do that. The Caracream and Therasol are out of your own pocket. My GI wouldnt prescribe the Zegrid because he "wasnt trained under it so would rather not". That is why I contacted the research department at MARCI myself. Problem solved. Ryan hasn't a single flair up since. He has grown almost an inch and put on 3 pounds in the last month. I am actually looking forward to his weigh in at the 15 month appointment. And.. I scooped up my last scoop of formula last nigh. Done!! He has successfully moved on to milk... Of course I probably just jinxed him.
Check with your
doctor first!