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Jun 05, 2011
ljoy_22
looking for opinions on 8 month old
Hi,

I am looking for opinions... my 8 month old has been more cranky and difficult again lately and I'm back to playing detective.

He is currently on Prevacid solutabs (10 mg) 1x/ day and has been since about 6 months. He is around 19 1/2 lb. and is gaining fine. After going on Prevacid, I saw a major positive change in his mood, sleep habits and eating. Things were going really great until a few weeks ago.

For the past few weeks, he has been up at night on and off with a lot of burps & gas and I'm not sure if it is just teething (he has no teeth) or something I'm feeding him that doesn't agree with him or something else. He has also been burping up a little again and he hadn't been doing that for a while... Sometimes it sounds like he is swallowing burp too and I've found a few messes on the floor where he was playing.

So am I missing something? If it is teething, should I wait it out or do something? Is it just his age with more fitful sleep and crankiness in the day?

I do wonder if it is a food problem. He was doing great with babyfood veggies, fruits, oatmeal & rice cereal, in addition to breastfeeding. Not sure if babyfood meats or wheat could be a problem? He doesn't have a true allergy (was tested) for wheat, dairy or soy. Not sure what to try first, if anything.

Anyway, thanks for all thoughts! Do appreciate the help in sorting out the puzzle :)

Jun 05, 2011
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I was thinking food about half way through you post and sure enough, you mentioned foods..LOL

Can you pull the baby food meats and see if the issues resolve on their own.

I don't think it's a med thing, like he's outgrown the dose, because you said he was just on that dose and it's only been 2 months.

Jun 09, 2011
ljoy_22
Well I finally took him in and it turns out he has a double ear infection :S Hoping when that clears up we'll be back to normal!!
Jun 09, 2011
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Jedd was just like that with ear infections. That's why we just did tubes, we kept losing oral eating skills during tube weaning.

Hope the meds kick in fast for you both!!!

Check with your
doctor first!