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Jun 26, 2011
natheen
Please help!
Hi, I just had my 2nd daughter few weeks ago and found out that she also has reflux but it seems more severe than my eldest daughter. She is refusing to drink and with struggle I can only manage to get 10-15oz. Took her to emergency yesterday and they prescribed Zantac 1.3ml twice a day. Anyone had their child drink this low amount at 1 month old? How long does Zantac take to work? My eldest daughter who is 20 months is no longer on medication. She started prevacid at 4 months. My daughter was drinking really good the first three weeks and now hates drinking. Anyone went through the same with their newborn?
Jun 27, 2011
tammywoodard
Refuse to eat
I have twins, who were awesome eaters through 6 weeks, then started declining their feeds at 6 weeks. By 10 weeks they were only taking in about 10 oz a day. My pediatrician was not really any help. I went to see a GI specialist, started them on heavy doses on Prevacid. We ended up needing to have G tubes put in for feeding since their oral intake was so low. I would see a GI dr ASAP, they may be able to tweak your meds, or do a combo to help. Make sure you elevate her to sleep. Smaller meals help too. Try offering a little every 1-2 hours, see if you can increase her intake that way. We added cereal to the bottle feeds, and this did help keep it down some and helped them sleep better when they were on an incline.
Jun 27, 2011
natheen
Thanks for the info. How long was ur daughter on g tube? I asked doc about prevacid and they said my daughter was too young to be on prevacid. I know prevacid would be more effective than Zantac.
Jun 27, 2011
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
My son was not an interested eater at birth. At 2 weeks he started refusing. He was but on prevacid at 5 weeks.
Jun 27, 2011
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
My son was not an interested eater at birth. At 2 weeks he started refusing. He was but on prevacid at 5 weeks.
Jun 28, 2011
natheen
My daughter is only 5 weeks old, I have a long way to go before this is all over. Did anyone elses baby drink 10-15oz when they were 1-2 months old? Thanks
Jun 28, 2011
natheen
My daughter is only 5 weeks old, I have a long way to go before this is all over. Did anyone elses baby drink 10-15oz when they were 1-2 months old? Thanks
Jun 28, 2011
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
Yes. Ryan was that low in intake. Worse on some days. You need to watch for dehydration and take her to the ER for fluids. We were there every 6 weeks until we found the right meds that worked for him. We were days from a feeding tube. Stay on top of you doctors. Insist on a PPI. Feeding aversions are hard to over come once they set in. Find a different doctor if you need to.
Jun 29, 2011
shelefisher
Michelle
Noah 6 years
Paige almost 4 (GERD graduate!)
Soren 11 weeks - (GERD, Soy and Dairy sensitive) 15mg prevacid + 2mg zantac
Our doctor OK'd prevacid at 7 weeks. I think your pediatrician needs to refer you to a GI or prescribe something stronger than Zantac. Can you do sleep feeds to help up her calories? -Definitely elevate crib mattress (30 degrees is ideal (a bit tricky too) -avoid car seat positioning but I think it's important to get her to a ped. gi who can help get her on track.
Jul 06, 2011
natheen
Do you remember the dose of prevacid you baby took around 6 weeks, they prescribed prevacid finally, 7.5mg. Notice things did not approve. Will my daughter be able to survive with 12-15oz day? Did your baby take this much amount as well?
Jul 07, 2011
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
A general rule of thumb is 2.5oz for each pound that your baby weighs. So a 10lb baby would have 25oz. That is just a rule of thumb though.

On the Prevacid... It takes 14 days for it to fully on board in their system. It needs to be given on an empty stomache with a feed 30 minutes later. If you are doing half a solutab, put it in a syringe from infant Motrin, draw back a little water, then a little air, shake it up and squirt it in between his gum and cheek towards the back of his mouth.

Check with your
doctor first!