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Follow up appt today

We have Sophia's follow up appt today for her reflux. I'm hoping her pedi will prescribe some medication for her. She was not happy this morning and started spitting up a lot. A couple of time she was making gagging noises like she wanted to throw up, but nothing came up. Her nursing sessions are starting to become painful for her and she will just sit there and whine while sucking. She's hungry, but it hurts. Sad The home remedies they suggested (elevating her mattress, burping several times during feedings, and take 10 minute breaks during feedings) did not work. It's so hard to watch them so unhappy when their this small. Sad

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I'm sure your pediatrician will give her something. I mean, no one wants to see thier tiny little baby going on meds so early, but no on wants to see their child suffer either. I wish I had gotten Abby on meds sooner rather than later. It's worth it...and kind of nice not to have to change clothes a thousand times/day.

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I hope you find something that works for Sophia real soon. Sick and hurting babies are never fun. Sad

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I hope they do give her meds and they help right away, it hurts so much to see them in pain.

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She prescribed her Zantac. Crossing my fingers that it works!

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Hope the zantac helps her find some relief.

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Fingers crossed that the Zantac works quickly!

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The twins were on Zantac from the time they were in the NICU until they were about 4 months old. They still spi up alot but were much happier babies.

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I hope it helps!

Have you tried cutting out dairy? That is what I am having to do.
It really sucks, but after toying around with giving it up, I realized a difference in his spells after avoiding it a couple of days. He was starting to get pretty bad. It started out as what seemed like normal colic, but slowly progressed day by day into something definitely more. Crying after feedings, lots of adult like gas, refluxing in his throat, spitting up a lot of all kinds of stages of the milk(fresh to curds). He was having a hard time sleeping and when he did fall asleep, the pains would wake him up like every 30 minutes.
I tested out the idea it might be dairy(as it is the #1 irritant for sensitive babies) last week, went a couple days without and and then had some. It was he!! for 2 days after I had some cheesecake after going without dairy. I mean it was BAD, that was when I decided for certain it is dairy.

Now we are on day 4 of absolutely no dairy(no butter, no foods made with milk byproducts, etc) and he is doing SO much better. His gas is almost gone and his spitting up has decreased a great deal. He has been sleeping way better, today he has slept so soundly Smile I also am giving up tomatoes, as they seem to set him off as well.

So you may want to look into and consider that as well.

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"Majka" wrote:

I hope it helps!

Have you tried cutting out dairy? That is what I am having to do.
It really sucks, but after toying around with giving it up, I realized a difference in his spells after avoiding it a couple of days. He was starting to get pretty bad. It started out as what seemed like normal colic, but slowly progressed day by day into something definitely more. Crying after feedings, lots of adult like gas, refluxing in his throat, spitting up a lot of all kinds of stages of the milk(fresh to curds). He was having a hard time sleeping and when he did fall asleep, the pains would wake him up like every 30 minutes.
I tested out the idea it might be dairy(as it is the #1 irritant for sensitive babies) last week, went a couple days without and and then had some. It was he!! for 2 days after I had some cheesecake after going without dairy. I mean it was BAD, that was when I decided for certain it is dairy.

Now we are on day 4 of absolutely no dairy(no butter, no foods made with milk byproducts, etc) and he is doing SO much better. His gas is almost gone and his spitting up has decreased a great deal. He has been sleeping way better, today he has slept so soundly Smile I also am giving up tomatoes, as they seem to set him off as well.

So you may want to look into and consider that as well.

I'm actually going to start that tomorrow. It's so hard when I think about all the foods that contain milk byproducts, but if it makes her feel better then its worth it!

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i hope she feels better soon!
Rowynn was on zantac for silent reflux. I'm watching Egan because he's doing some of the same things, but I'm hoping he'll grow out of it instead of it getting worse.
i had to cut out obvious dairy with Rowynn too. I didn't read labels and not eat ANYTHING with milk/milk products..but no milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, etc. I noticed she was only really uncomfortable when I had massive amounts (like one night we had a cheese pasta and ice cream...that's when I decided to give it up)
A lot of babies grow out of it when they start solids. I think Rowynn stopped needing medicine around 7.5 months..and she had been eating solids for about 2 months then. I also went back to eating dairy around then and she was fine.

Do watch to see if she starts getting uncomfortable again after a while on the zantac. When they're so little and grow so fast their dose needs to be adjusted when they get bigger.

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I'm really hope the Zantac helps! KUP Smile

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Zantac seems to have worked. She slept 5 1/2 hours and seems to be comfortable and happy after feedings!!! I was laughing this morning thinking about how I used to complain about getting ONLY 5 hours of sleep and now I'm like "yay! 5 hours of sleep!" LOL!

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"jac81" wrote:

I'm actually going to start that tomorrow. It's so hard when I think about all the foods that contain milk byproducts, but if it makes her feel better then its worth it!

Ill be right there with you if you want to talk. It is hard! but very worth it Smile

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"irishgirl" wrote:

i hope she feels better soon!
Rowynn was on zantac for silent reflux. I'm watching Egan because he's doing some of the same things, but I'm hoping he'll grow out of it instead of it getting worse.
i had to cut out obvious dairy with Rowynn too. I didn't read labels and not eat ANYTHING with milk/milk products..but no milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, etc. I noticed she was only really uncomfortable when I had massive amounts (like one night we had a cheese pasta and ice cream...that's when I decided to give it up)
A lot of babies grow out of it when they start solids. I think Rowynn stopped needing medicine around 7.5 months..and she had been eating solids for about 2 months then. I also went back to eating dairy around then and she was fine.

Do watch to see if she starts getting uncomfortable again after a while on the zantac. When they're so little and grow so fast their dose needs to be adjusted when they get bigger.

yeah I was already cutting out the obvious, as Im lactose intolerant myself... so I have to go all the way:mad:

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I'm so glad she's feeling better! And :woohoo: at getting 5 hours of sleep!

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