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Oct 27, 2009
lovemypies
Kayt 10, Aubrey 5, Justin 2 and Jacob 4 months-Tracheomalacia, reflux, apnea and aspiration on swallowing.
Thickener help reflux???
Just wondering of anyone has experience with thickeners in milk helping with reflux? Also, what does silent reflux sound like to you?
Oct 27, 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.
swallowing...lots and lots of swallowing...you can see them doing it...usually they have acidic or foul breath. Lots of hiccuping and burping, too. Z started with silent reflux for the first 6 months or so....then it got loud...LOUD! Thickeners are usually prescribed becuase they help make the milk thicker thus making it harder to bring up. It helps some kids tremendously. Zack just threw up and refluxed with such force that it had no effect on him. Most kids start by using rice cereal (Z was allergic to it) or Simply Thick or Thick It. I think you can get Thick it at Walgreeens.com.. Good luck!
Oct 27, 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.
on another note, you'll probably see all the typical reflux signs, too...arching, refusal or comfort feeding (one extreme or the other)...notable pain...discomfort...
Oct 29, 2009
mommato3
We use simply thick. It helps. Couldn't do the cereals.
Nov 01, 2009
jjsophie
Both of mine had silent reflux (my 3-month-old still has it). My first arched his back A LOT and screamed a lot, of course, but rarely spit up, which I'm guessing is because I breastfed him (not sure). My second never arches her back but squirms in discomfort instead, like she has gas, and she cries a lot. And we hear lots of swallowing and hiccuping. They both also had an extreme aversion to being burped, like the pounding on the back gets the acid moving upwards. It's a challenge, too, since you're supposed to burp reflux babies well to minimize the pain that might later ensue. Another sign was that they both hated lying for long on their backs, and even when propped up their sleep is constantly interrupted. Lastly, my youngest has congestion in her lungs/throat, especially after crying (my oldest never had this).
Check with your
doctor first!