Yeah, she has no blood in the poop and rarely spits up, so I won't even attempt no dairy unless the GI doc says so. We'll just work on getting through the weekend since we have the first appointment on Monday.
My Ryan has reflux and a milk protein allergy. He is on Nutramigen for the milk allergy (it also improved his poop but did nothing for the reflux), we thicken his bottle with cereal and he's on Zantac for the reflux. All of these helped him and he is a completely different baby. I knew there was no way I could do the no dairy diet so we decided formula was the way to go.
Also I don't think they scope the babies to test for reflux. My niece was tested and they just had her swallow a liquid containing barium from a bottle and they did a video type x-ray where they filmed her swallowing and they watched where the liquid went.
I hope your little one gets better. This is such a hard thing to deal with.
Last edited by _Jessicah_; 03-02-2012 at 07:47 PM.
I wouldn't do the dairy either unless I absolutely had to. We've tried both zantac and prevacid for reflux with no visible improvement. Good luck on Monday! I am curious to hear how it goes. We have another ped appointment on Monday but I don't think he has any new ideas to try for us.
i had to cut dairy out of my diet. No Dr. told me too, but if I eat it Kai freaks out, he gets very gassy and inconsolable, he also gets a bad diaper rash. I miss dairy and hope to try it again soon and see if he can tolerate it now.
I am so sorry you guys are having a hard time. I hope you find answers and get your babies feeling some relief. Hugs!
Elle, do you lay him flat to sleep? Ryan cannot lay down flat for very long without his reflux starting to bother him.
We have his bassinet elevated and even his change pad is elevated. I am not sure it made a difference. Sometimes I think he just gets gas when he starts eating and it bothers him but who knows. I was really hoping the prevacid would work but I think he might just be one of those kids that want to eat an ounce every hour rather than a full meal.
Elevating the head of Ryan's bassinet didn't help him at all either. He actually sleeps in his bouncy which keeps him upright mostly. He sleeps so soundly in it. If we lay him down within 30-40 minutes he'll start thrashing around and whimpers in his sleep.
Nothing was obvious at our appointment. I was asked not to cut dairy or make changes during the testing, she has to see a neurologist before they'll prescribe reflux meds, we're sending in poop tomorrow, we go back next week for a barium test, and we see the gastroenterologist again in two weeks. So busy and no answers yet.
So sorry you have no answers, that is so frustrating! 2 weeks seems so long for you I am sure. When is your neurologist appointment? I hope at least they got you in right away? Funny to see how the treatment strategies differ... here they just start with the reflux meds (no neurologist appt required). That being said I am not sure that's what Ryan's problem was. We are actually off the prevacid now to see if that makes any difference. Hang in there Sheila!