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Jul 19, 2010
bobblesmom
I am the Mother of 3 children, Alix, Aaron, and Aidan. Alix (5) had "silent" reflux until she was 5 months old; Aaron(age 2) has had GERD since he was just days old but was officially diagnosed with it at 4 months old and has had many tests to confirm it since. Aidan (8 mos) has no signs or symptoms to date thankfully. I never knew what it meant to have a "normal" baby since I had 2 pukers! Nobody understands how hard it is to take care of GERD babies unless they've had one themselves.
Probiotic recommendations
Hi Everyone. I have to start my 2 year old on probiotics. I know many of you use them for your kids. Can you provide me with any recommendations? I was given a coupon for Culturelle kids and haven't found it in a store yet, although I think I can get it online. There are other ones I've seen but I just don't know how good they are. I'd appreciate your input. Thanks!
Jul 19, 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
I am a big fan of BioGaia brand, however in your son's case I would stop at a health food store and ask for recommendations. I highly recommend a brand that and multiple strains and one that must be refridgerated. The refridgerated ones are more potent as they are live cultures. Dr. Udo's Childrens Probiotics is one that comes to mind. I used it with Ryan when he was really bad. Here is their link. http://www.udoerasmus.com/products/probiotics_infants_en.htm
Jul 20, 2010
adelines mom
we use metagenics, ultra flora plus, df. i get it at our local compounding pharmacy. has to refrigerated. runs about $35.50 for a bottle and give her 1/4 teaspoon twice a day. we tried the culturelle kids and think that she tolerates the metagenics a little better.
Jul 21, 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.
We use Udo's Choice Infant Probiotics. Definitely go for the refrigerated varieties....
Jul 26, 2010
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
we had a combo of acidopillus and florastor that worked really well for a while. culturelle for kids was not a help at all and a waste of our money in my opinion. it is my understanding you have to be on a probiotic of at least 2 weeks to see any effects, and in 3 months with culterelle we saw no difference. it is also my understanding of probiotics that they should be switched up with different kinds every few months in order to ensure effectiveness. Ask your local pharmacist about it to see what they recommend
Check with your
doctor first!