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May 28, 2010
iwonkas1
any advice???
hi all...its been a long time since i posted...I have a 10 1/2 month old daughter...she was diagnosed with reflux at 2 weeks old...was on axid first than on prevacid...stopped the drug at 5 months old when we introduced solids...all the simptoms stoped and i thought we were out of the woods..i have to mention that she had terrible stomach pains when she was on the prevacid, didnt know this until we stopped it...anyway this is where my question comes in...Sarah was never a good sleeper but for the past 3 weeks shes been waking up more than usual..sometimes she wakes up at 2:30 and stays up till 4:30,not that she fully awakes...most of the time she starts mouning and trows herself all over the bed(she sleeps with me)i can tell she wants to sleep but someting bothring her...now she still takes a bottle at bed time at around 9:30 than1:30,4:30 and i give her one at 7 in the morning so she sleeps a litle longer...its 4oz each time...do you think se might have heartburn and thats what keeping her from sleeping??? she dosent vomit..sometimes she refluxes a little,but its not an everyday thing..thank you or all ur answears...(sory for the spelling,i asent born in the states and my english is not that well)
May 28, 2010
natheen
Hi, My daughter is also on prevacid. She's 7 months old. Can I ask why you stopped the prevacid at 5 months, did her spit up stop? Does she have any other symptoms? perhaps any other illness, cold/flu? Is she breathing heavy. She takes a lot of bottles during the night, is she held upright after the feeds. I know its very tough, I'm actually struggling with my daughter's feed now. I hope your daughter gets more rest as its very important for babies.
May 28, 2010
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.
It's always so confusing when reflux has been a part of the mix...

For what it's worth, it is very, very common for babies around 10-14 months, and again around 18+ months, to have periods of extended waking during the night when they start feeling the pressure of molars, perhaps combined with the amazing array of developmental/cognitive achievements. Perhaps you could try giving her an OTC antacid to see if there is any improvement that might suggest reflux. You could also try an anti-inflammatory to try to rule out (or give relief from) teething pain -- but I would give the antacid and anti-inflammatory on different nights so you know which, if either, has an impact. That said, some (like my son) don't respond at all to the anti-inflammatories when it comes to teething... We just try to get through it, sleepless as we always are.... Hope you all get some relief soon!

May 30, 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
One thought would be to try to increase her calorie intake in during the day so you can start eliminating the nighttime feeds. She may sleep more comfortably if her stomache is not constantly working to break down food. I was told that at that age their stomaches need the down time during the night to repair and rest. Worth a try??
Check with your
doctor first!