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Jan 20, 2010
jmeruda
Can reflux wait to show up until 7 months old?
One of my twin boys just now seems to be showing symptoms of possible reflux (pulling off while nursing, waiting up a lot at night, legs kicking a lot, patchy diaper rash). Is it possible that it would only show up now? Could this be related to starting solids? We started rice cereal for a month at 6 months, and then veggies and fruits at 7 months. Any ideas for maybe scaling back on food? I'm really new to this reflux stuff, and just wondering if anyone else has seen this.... Thanks!
Jan 21, 2010
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
Sounds a little more like a food alergy than reflux. Is he coughing, choaking, swallowing a lot? Have you thought consulting with a pediatric allergist? I would think about starting there. They can work with you on which foods are most allergic and work out a plan to help you figure out which food might be causing the issues. (allergy foods are grouped). Think about starting there and also add a good probiotic to his diet. I really like the BioGaia brand. www.biogaia.com It will settle his GI tract and help a lot with the diaper rash. If you dont want to go the allergist route you can go back to 100% formula diet, (that is totally ok at his age) wait 2 weeks and then reintroduce foods one at a time for 2 weeks at a time, while keeping a journal till you find your problem food.
Jan 21, 2010
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
Some good info for you.... http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T041800.asp#T041803
Jan 21, 2010
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.
I totally agree with Karen...sounds more like an allergy which can mimic reflux. He's too young to be tested, but it's probably worth trying an elimination diet...pull out all solids for a few days...then add them back in one at a time for three days each...
Jan 26, 2010
max'smommy
allergies
It does sound like allergies. We have used the BioSET system/treatment for allergies, that our Chiropractor practices. It has been amazing for our 3 year old and I have also gotten tested and treatments for my 7 month old. It is worth a shot if you can find a practioner in your area. Here is more info. http://www.bioset.net/bioset_system.htm
Jan 27, 2010
dummytestmembership
dummy test membership
Could is be thrush?
Thrush causes a sore throat so you can see a lot of the same symptoms as GERD. Actually, any sore throat for any reason can cause a baby to pull off while nursing.

Kids with reflux tend to accept orange and yellow veggies better than green veggies or fruits.

Feb 08, 2010
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Can reflux wait to show up until 7 months old?
Reflux can show up at any age. Some kids do well until foods are introduced because the breastmilk or formula they were on was just easier to digest, then once solids are added they get increasingly worse. You could always pull solids, and go back to liquid to tell for a few days, then add one solid at a time doing each for 3-4 days before adding another to see if your child reacts to the food.
Feb 18, 2010
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Max's Mommy
We could use a very short information page about BioSet for our Reading Room - Alternative Medicine. Can you write up something about your experiences and give some links? About a page? I think other parents would like to know about it. It is related to NAET, right?
Check with your
doctor first!