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Oct 03, 2011
Henry was born 5/12/11 at 5.8 lbs. A peanut, for sure. He was healthy and gaining weight steadily for first 6 weeks, then began refluxing through his nose. By 3 mos. he was projectile vomiting. Trying our 4th attempt at medication and desperate for a good night's sleep.
What can I drink?
Everything I've read about BFing moms and reflux says we should avoid caffeine (that means no coffee or iced tea--my two faves), citrus (no orange juice or lemonade), carbonated beverages (soda, wine and beer). So what's left for a poor mom to drink? And don't say water. Plain water is just so hard for me to get down. I'd usually add a lime or lemon, but ....CITRUS! Help. I'm thirsty. :)
Oct 03, 2011
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this 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.
It's really important to stay hydrated while BFing. If a slice of lemon/lime helps you get the water in, try those. How about noncitrus juices?
Oct 04, 2011
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.
How about herbal teas made into iced tea? You'll find a huge selection of herbal teas in most grocery stores and if you go to a natural food store you might even find a few blends designed specifically for breastfeeding mamas!
Check with your
doctor first!