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Oct 06, 2010
Macy, mama to Alexia, 2nd child with reflux. Born 4.5 weeks early on Oct. 20th. Showing signs of reflux very first week. Exclusively breastfed, starting elimination diet 11/1.
Suspect Reflux
Hi ladies, I haven't been on in so long. It almost brings tears to my eyes thinking of how many days and nights I relied on this website for my sanity. Those days and nights where I cried from exhaustion and frustration and from watching my child suffer in pain and discomfort with no idea when the end would come, if ever.

Tia thank God has been great since about 9 months. She still does not tolerate straight milk, but barring that she is pretty good. Some nights I notice her gagging a little while laying down, and for about 4 months now she has been complaining that her throat hurts. Not every day, but here and there and it's getting worse. Some nights she is crying from the pain. I suspect reflux and I think I should start a diet journal again. I give her papaya/pineapple enzymes from Trader Joe and those seem to really help, but I think that if I want it to end I need to figure out what she is responding to. She is probably intolerant to something she is eating. I guess I just wanted to hear if anyone had any similar experiences and ideas or suggestions. Thanks!
Oct 06, 2010
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
Sometimes growth sputs will do that. Pepcid AC Chewables during the growth spurt can be enough to take care of it. Definately worth a shot.
Oct 08, 2010
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.
Lorenzo has never really been totally without reflux, but there have definitely been phases when things were A LOT worse. Molars were absolutely the hardest time for him -- does she have all of hers in?
Check with your
doctor first!