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Dec 07, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
we are back!
hi everyone, well sadly we are back. Katelyn was born 11/14 and has not so silent reflux! it seemes to be now hurting her when it was a bother. we just put her on zantac last night so we are waiting to see results.

can the spitter moms help me out? joslyn was a silent refluxer so this is all very different.

when do you change their diaper when they have poop during a feeding? when you know they will spit up and be in pain? lordy if someone could email me i would be so grateful!!!!!

msjacky@gmail.com

so "great" to be back! hehe

From Our 2 beautiful girls!
here are joslyn and katelyn!

jacky

Dec 07, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
opps
a bigger pic
From Our 2 beautiful girls!
Dec 07, 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
Hey. Welcome back?? Sorry. Good to see updated photo of Joslyn and Katelyn is beautiful too. Joslyn's future mother in law Janet and Jedds mom Jessica are your sources for not so silent refluxers. Ryan was/is a silent refluxer like Joslyn was. The good news for Katelyn is that it will only burn going up, not again going down but weight gain will be tough. I would really angle the surface that you use to change her on. My neighbors daughter is a not so silent refluxer too. I just gave her my Nap Nanny. Go to Napnanny.com. It is make for sleeping but you can very easily change a diaper in it too. That seem to have helped.
Dec 08, 2009
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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Hey! sorry about the new baby :( how is joslyn!!!
Dec 08, 2009
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
Joslyn is 100% reflux free! Has been since she was 12 months old. She has no breathing issues either! WAHOO!

Katelyn on the other hand is now suffering from some pain with hers. Bless her! All I wanted was a reflux free baby. It is not fair to have such young babies in pain! But sadly reflux free was not in our cards.

Katelyn sometimes pukes from her nose at the same time it comes from her mouth. She grunts alot, sticks her tongue out just before she erupts, moves her head side to side just before she "erupts". She does burp, but that does not seem to help the puke. She sleeps on her side (with a sleep positioner) as I am afraid to have her on her back when she pukes. She is elevated during naps (in a bouncy seat) and then at night she sleeps on her Boppy Infant Lounger with that elevated too. She also will breath faster and shorter breaths before she lets it go. Nothing seems to work.

I am doing all the stuff we did with Joslyn, but puke is so much different! Katelyn is breast fed too, so she will typically poop while she is nursing... I hate to change her in the middle of a feeding as I know she will explode... but I can not let her sit in poop! I have over active let down (again) so I have worked on that, she was choking like Joslyn would. I have that almost taken care of... it helps her not to choke but does nothing for the spitting up.

Katelyn was born weighing 6 lbs 14 ounces. Dropped to 6 lbs 8 ounces... then went to 6 lbs 10 ounces at 3 days old. At 10 days old jumped to 7 lbs 8 ounces then 17 days old was 7 lbs 12 ounces. SO weight is not an issue at this time (but afraid it might be) She is a amazing nurser, but I limit her nursing to 10 mins each side. The longer she nurses the more that comes out.

Thanks for the welcoming arms yet again!

Jacky

HI ZACK!!!!!!!!

Dec 08, 2009
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Congratulations on Katelyn's safe arrival! So sorry reflux is in her cards, as well. Lorenzo started out puking, including out the nose, before becoming a mostly silent refluxer around 15 months. As for changing the poop -- try to bite the bullet and wait until your done nursing. The more relaxed and uninterrupted her nursing now, the more likely she will continue to nurse well as time goes on. Since you are only nursing her 10 minutes on each side, you could try changing her before switching sides, but even if you let her finish on both sides, she should be alright waiting for the change. (Unless you enter the lovely world of explosive diaper consuming poops -- we went through that for awhile with the poop up the back syndrome -- not pretty, and definitely an unavoidable diaper change!)

So glad to hear that Joslyn is reflux free! Yippeeee!

Dec 08, 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
One more thought.. Have you thought about now switching sides so that she gets to the thicker heavier hind milk. Remember that in nursing the first few minutes is like skim milk, then 1% then 2% and finally tick whole milk? You can go every other side with each feeding. Your body will adjust to that or you cant pump and freeze the opposite side each time. Worth a shot....
Dec 09, 2009
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Darn :-(. We came back too - our newest addition, Addison, born in August, has reflux as well. Both of my girls have been spitters (Halley MUCH worse than Addison), so I'll be happy to help you out as much as I can. As far as the meds go, you know how it goes...we tried Axid first with Addy, but are now on Prevacid. Sorry you have to be here again, but at least this time you'll be armed with some answers.
Dec 09, 2009
mommato3
Holden was a not so silent refluxer and is now more of a silent refluxer but can still hear it horribly. Anyhow, i always elevated him during a change. I mean most of the time just barely moving him caused a puke. It was almost inavoidable. If at all possible I just held off. The only problem is he couldn't be moved for at least an hour. They do make changing pads that are elevated and have a little velcro strap thingy that holds them so they don't slide down during changing. now I would just google it b/c I can't remember for the life of me. It may have been by the makers of the AR pillow. Good luck and congrats!!
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