Acid Reflux

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Acid Reflux

Hello,

It appears that Lily has a pretty bad case...she vomits up almost everything she eats, is completely miserable & does not sleep more than 5 hours a day.

Any suggestions??

Thanks

Jessica.'s picture
Joined: 02/02/09
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a trip to the spa for you is my only suggestion! Sad Sorry she's having a rough time of it! I wish I knew what could make her feel better, its hard on babies when they don't feel good but I think its almost just as hard on us moms. hope you & Lily get some relief soon.

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Em has it too. She's been on. Meds since 6 days old. It actually held her weight back a bit bc it was so bad. She takes medicine twice a day and any bottles of bm she gets are thickened w rice cereal. She actually refluxed while flat on her back during a diaper change n I've never been so scared. It Shot straight up about 6in in the air, she choked on it and stopped breathing for about 20-30 sec and was arching her whole body. Luckly we had her suction bulb close to get the puke from her nose and throat to help her take a breath. Really really scared me Sad we go back on the 28th and if its not any better by then she is starting another medicine to add to the current one that is 4x a day Sad

I suggest bringing it up w ur pedi...u don't want her in pain and it is uncomfortable for them. Good luck!

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No advice here as I have no experience with it but I hope you find some relief soon!

"AK2663" wrote:

Em has it too. She's been on. Meds since 6 days old. It actually held her weight back a bit bc it was so bad. She takes medicine twice a day and any bottles of bm she gets are thickened w rice cereal. She actually refluxed while flat on her back during a diaper change n I've never been so scared. It Shot straight up about 6in in the air, she choked on it and stopped breathing for about 20-30 sec and was arching her whole body. Luckly we had her suction bulb close to get the puke from her nose and throat to help her take a breath. Really really scared me Sad we go back on the 28th and if its not any better by then she is starting another medicine to add to the current one that is 4x a day Sad

I suggest bringing it up w ur pedi...u don't want her in pain and it is uncomfortable for them. Good luck!

How scary!

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:bigarmhug: I think Isaiah has a mild case. Just the last week he's started projectile vomiting and seeming very uncomfortable when I lay him on his back but luckily he's a otherwise pretty content little guy. My second daughter had awful reflux like that Sad the dr put her on zantac at that time, but that alone didn't do too much, she seemed like she was in less pain but sleep and spitting up was still an issue. I've heard great things about those 'nap nanny' things, I saw one on craigslist the other day and was very tempted.
Just do whatever works for her. DD2 slept in her swing and after that she coslept until she was almost 2. It was the only way I could get sleep.

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Anne, that is way too scary. I am glad you are a quick thinker as I never would have thought of the bulb!

We called the pedi today and she called in a prescription of Zantac. It seems to be helping as she has had her first meal in 3 days without throwing it up. She seems exhausted and keeps yawning but will not sleep so we will see if that improves. She takes 5 minute power naps and then says "hello" with her fully developed lungs. Smile

We also bought Colic Calm and that seemed to start helping a bit so if anyone wants to try a homeopathic option that may work for you. It is not cheap though but I heard from someone else that if it does not work you can call the company and they will refund your money...who knows though as I have not done that.

Lily only sleeps in her bouncy chair so I am not sure the Nap Nanny would serve a purpose (and man, they are expensive). When we were in the hospital one of the nurses gave us one to try when she was screaming and it seemed to help so that is all that we have used since then. She sleeps in it on the floor next to my side of the bed.

Good luck to all of us Smile

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Joined: 10/30/09
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Thats good that it seems to be helping! I know how hard it can be to have a baby with reflux. Ryder had it bad and it took us 3 months to figure it out. Once he was on his medicine, he was a million times better! I'm sure she will start sleeping even better after being on the medicine for a handful of days.

Anne - that is super scary!! I seriously would have freaked out!

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Joined: 10/14/08
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i hope you find a solution soon, have no advice as i didn't even know babies could get it.

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