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Sep 11, 2011
mangogal
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this summer...fail. Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
How does your older baby sleep?
My DD has always slept on a seated wedge made by a occupational therapist. She sleeps good on it but it getting way to big for it at 10 months old and it is delaying her development being strapped in. If I elevate the mattress, she just sits up and flops over and then is "downhill" in the bed. She still needs to be elevated though or wakes up crying with in 20 minutes in the crib. Help!
Sep 11, 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
The Tucker Sling works well. It doesn't get you away from having her bundled in but once she is a little bit older she will learn that the elevation is her friend and she will stay put on her own.
Sep 12, 2011
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.
My experience was a bit different than Karen's -- though I definitely recommend giving her suggestion a try. My son, at 4, still sleeps as though he is the blade of a windmill, spinning from the head, to the side, to the foot, to the other side and back to the head throughout the night. It is one of many signs of interrupted sleep, in his case due to a combination of Sensory Processing Disorder, PTSD and Sleep Apnea. Reflux alone can be disruptive to sleep as well, of course, as can allergies. I just give him the space to do it on a flat surface and deal with the wake ups, which reduce in direct correlation to reduced daytime reflux. When he was little, he would wake up crying as he migrated around the bed. Now he often wakes up, but as long as I am near, he goes back to sleep relatively easily most of the time.

Is she equally inclined to the discomfort you describe at night if she's on the floor during the day, or during naps without a wedge? How well controlled do you feel like her reflux pain/discomfort is in general?

Sep 13, 2011
mangogal
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this summer...fail. Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
Thanks for another perspective. I think her reflux on her current meds is controlled well during the day. She just seems to do so much better inclined above 30 degrees for sleeping. I haven't consistently tried naps on the crib mattress. I chicken out and just want to help her get the most rest she can.

My older child transitioned no problem out of the wedge. He wasn't a big mover in his sleep and just stayed put with the mattress elevated and rolled towels under the sheets to keep him in place. My DD is all over the bed and constantly sits up when you try to put her down in the bed.

Check with your
doctor first!