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Sep 08, 2009
harley's mommy
Harley James born 6/16/09 at 39w 2d healthy 6 pound 6 ounce and 19 inches long born at 3:18 pm. Had Silent Reflux at a month old didn't discover he had it until it became not so silent at 3 and a half months and still struggling every day! Is on zantac 2x daily .8 dose started it on 9/8/09
Living with a baby who has GERD
my son was diagnosed with GERD today and was put on the generic version of zantac 2x a day. And just wondering what are some of the tricks that have really helped your baby and also when we start solids what are the things that we should stay away from? also same thing about juices thank you very much from me and harley
Sep 08, 2009
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.
Zantac didn't help us. Prevacid did (just keep that in mind...Zantac helps a LOT of kids). We are still dealing with it at 22 months...but MOST kids grow out of it by a have something to look forward to! Keep your kid upright, keep feedings small and more frequent...those were our 22 months my son still does small feeds...
Sep 08, 2009
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
I would readily chime in as well and say go to a PPI like Prevacaid, they work sooooo much better. Really, they do. Jedd STILL cannot do Zantac and he's ON an H2Blocker now, but for some reason, Zantac just won't cut the mustard...LOL He needs Axid. when he was at his worse he needed a PPI though.

As far as solids, I'd stay away from apple and tomato things. Read the labels, you would be amazed at the hidden things in them. Pears are supposed to go over really well. They did with Jedd. Carrots REALLY bothered Jedd. The hard thing is, each kid can and will react differently. Oh and peas gave him horrible gas. Weird but it did.

Keeping Jedd upright was the best thing we did after a feeding. Actually, we pretty much never laid him flat, he'd puke all over the place. We elevated everything. Bed, changing table, everything.

As far as outgrowing it....well, Jedd is almost 3 and he still has it. We have accepted the fact that he will most likely be on some type of GERD med for life. We have successfully weaned from his PPI full time to his H2 Blocker now. We did that about 6 months ago.

As far as tummy time if you wanted to know, we rarely never did tummy time and Jedd is just fine physically today. So, it that is an issue, just don't do it and don't feel guilty about not doing it. :-)

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