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Mar 11, 2012
shideh89
Please help - could use feedback on possible allergies.
Hi. My 9 month daughter has GERD. In last few days she's been getting up every 2 hours or so at night. I changed her medicine to Prilosec from Pervacid for 3 days then switched back to the Prevacid compound. But, she's been back on the Prevacid compound for 2 days now and we're not seeing any improvement at night. She seemed to sleep much better on the Prevacid. I'm not sure if it's reflux anymore or allergies to the solids she's been eating. We've started her on table foods, so I'm not sure if she's having a reaction to some common allergens like wheat or tomato. We think she has a milk allergy, but we're not sure. Can anyone share their thoughts, opinion, or expert advice with me. Our nights are wrecked, our daughter isn't getting her rest, and my marriage is being effected. Thanks in advance.
Mar 16, 2012
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.
If she's only been off prevacid for a few days, I wouldn't expect it to take that long for it to be effective again. Normally, I think a med switch takes around 2 weeks til you see the effects/results. When we switched my DD from prevacid to zegerid, it took 2 weeks and they were hard weeks!

As for allergies...what milk is she on? Formula? Is she getting much dairy? My DS is intolerant of dairy and he was a whole new child when we took him off dairy at 7 months. He was BF and I did an elimination diet. He went from not sleeping well at night for 7 months to sleeping through the night. I think it is fairly common for refluxers to be intolerant of dairy and soy too.

How long has the poor night sleep been going on? Is she getting any teeth? Working on any developmental milestones? This always messes with my kid's sleep.

Hang int here. I hope things improve soon.

Mar 16, 2012
shideh89
Thank you for your response. She's on Elecare, because the doctor thinks she's allergic to milk, but we're not sure. She was actually sleeping okay for awhile. She'd wake up once or twice a night and sometimes she would have some pain before I would soothe her back to sleep. There's only been one other occasion it's been this bad. This has been going on for about 10 days now. She's back on the prevacid compound that she usually takes. We get it filled at CVS and I have a hunch that the pharmacist who made this time didn't do it properly, because we've never had problems like this at night. Do you know if it's common for pharmacists to make a faulty batch of the prevacid? I keep wondering how they can mess it up. Thanks for your feedback!
Jun 13, 2012
mommyof6
I can't address the reflux part b/c my kids are all older and were just diagnosed with really bad acid reflux now however my kids were all very sensory as babies and I was vigilant in their sleep. While I did not find that "sleep training" per se worked at all for my kids I did educate myself about sleep and based on Dr. Weissbluth's Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child I found that 9 months was a definite transition time. If a baby was still in my room at that age they woke way more often and nobody got sleep. I know many many families who successfully coslept or had babies in room for much longer but I found that with my sensory prone kids it just didn't work and rejuvinating sleep was just so much more important. I don't know your set up but that book can give tips to nip it in the bud b/c (from experience the hard way) it's alot harder to "fix'" the frequent arousals as time goes on. It did NOT get easier. If formula is involved I found that Neocate was the only thing that really helped for so many reasons...in the end that's all I will give my babies now IF they need a bottle and I am a lactation counselor. Hope some of this helps a bit. Good Luck and feel better little one
Jun 25, 2012
seb's mom
My son was not doing well on Elecare. We were able to see an allergist at John Hopkins after waiting for months. She said babies that have problem with Elecare in general are most likely allergic to corn. Hope that will helps you. I know my son is allergic to dairy, soy, corn, wheat and bananas.
Jun 25, 2012
seb's mom
One more item. The compound sometimes does not work. We still cut the soluable pills in half and mix it with water and give it to him in a spoon. We don't give him any food for an hour before and 30 min after the pill. That part is very important. I have some more info in my background. It might help you.
Check with your
doctor first!