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Oct 11, 2010
jillsey15
Silent reflux?
I posted a few days ago about my 6 month old daughter who has thrown up 2 hrs after eating baby food (2 times in the last week). I took her to the dr and they put her on Ranitidine. Since then, we've tried baby food twice. The first time, she gagged, then pursed her lips together and I barely got anything in her. Tonight, she ate some, but gagged throughout the feeding. Do you think the Ranitidine helped that much? Could it be silent reflux? Other factors that I've noticed: Crying fits (dr says it's not colic), arching back/neck while nursing (but not with a bottle as much?), her drooling is out of control, had a double ear infection a month ago, frequent wakenings, during the day only naps for 20 mins--at night she does a better--goes about 2 hours. Constantly has her fist in her mouth too. Do I try to get her an appt? Even with the med, she still is arching back/neck during feedings and crying while nursing. The last 2 nights that (given her baby food both nights), she has screaming fits where she is completely inconsolable. Advice?
Oct 12, 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
Is she on any PPIs yet?
Oct 12, 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
Also, I just saw that she is only 6 months old and was 5 weeks early. I would consider stopping the baby food for now and moving back to just the fluid form of nutrition. She is still pretty young. Dont push her. Given her age she may not be ready to start baby food. Try again at 9 months. The vast majority of her nutrients come from her formula/breast milk, not baby foods.
Oct 14, 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.
I don't know if you were forewarned about this given her early arrival, but it is VERY common for premature babies to have trouble with sensory processing. Difficulty with feeding, especially gagging on solids, while not terribly unusual in babies with no sensory problems is quite the usual in those who do. I encourage you to take a look here for more information about SPD in infants:

http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/SPD-symptom-checklist-for-infants-and-toddlers.html

I would be especially conscious of it given that the combination of prematurity and early physical pain (as from reflux) can have an especially pre-disposing effect. If you want more resources, let me know, I've got a whole file....:)

Oct 21, 2010
jillsey15
No! I was not warned about this!! I'd love any info you have! I'm posting a new question...could you look at that and see what you think? Thanks so much!
Check with your
doctor first!