09-29-2006, 10:26 PM
Here's the issue with my 3 month old. He's been diagnosed with Reflux and has been on Zantac for about a month. He also is on Alimentum, has been for a month. But the vomiting still happens and often. About 2 weeks ago, we started putting rice cereal in his bottle. It seemed to help quite a bit, but in the past few days, his vomiting has increased. I've talked to the ped. and he believes we have to stick it out with the Zantac for a little longer....yeah, I'd like to see how he'd hold out having to change clothes 6 times a day.
A lady I saw in a store today, (she said she was a nurse at Children's) said her son when he was diagnosed with Reflux was actually having an allergic reaction and once they started him on allergy meds the vomiting actually stopped.
what I'm wondering is have any of you had this challenge with your babies? What did you do? What did your Ped. say or recommend? Any advice to make this time easier (I hear they usually outgrow it by 18 months)?
I never had a reflux baby but have worked with several who were...I always fed them sitting up with their heads tilted back, always gave rice, burbed them more often than other babies, they didn't go in the swings or walker or jumper and laid on their side to sleep...These were all at daycare facilities where resource was limited..
Angela was allergic to everything it seemed...We gave her the formula made for colics..She couldn't nurse past 1mo or take any other formula..Ironically where most are allergic to oatmeal, she was allergic to rice and still tells me it burns her throat to this day..She couldn't take any kind of juice ,and water had to be room temp..not warmed not cold..She had all sorts of skin allergies and still does and she has all sorts of food allergies ( a new one detected each day it seems )..
Sort of like Joy did, you just have to try different things and see what works for YOUR baby....Praying things get better soon..
09-30-2006, 09:28 AM
my son also had reflux, and was on zantac until he was around 11 months. the zantac doesn't stop the spitting up. when the babies spit up that much it burns their esophagusus and throats. the zantac is a heart burn medication. stick with it. with my son we had to feed small amounts, more frequently. he nursed every 1 1/2 to 2 hours all day and night. not much sleep. a at three months they wanted to put him on the bottle and to be able to thicken his feeds with cereal. i wasn't to keen on that but ended up giving him cereal from a spoon instead. jakob slept in his carseat and swing every night until he was around 6 months. when he bottlefeed ( around 4 months) i fed him standing up with him basically vertical against me. It DOES GET BETTER once they learn to sit, and stand and walk by 1 year it was completely gone. and when they start with solid foods. he is lactose intolerant now, not sure if there is any connection. at almost 3 1/2 years he is a healthy happy well adjusted boy ( who almost never throws up)
09-30-2006, 10:59 PM
Thanks so much for all the advice and encouragement. David does sleep in his carseat with a blanket over the cover. In fact, we have two carseats. One for sleeping and one for the car. And he does take his longer naps during the day in the swing.
I do now realize that the zantac is basically to prevent the burning inside, and not prevent the vomiting. I had been giving him gaviscon, and may try putting it directly into the bottle as someone suggested.
I'll keep thinking "this is just a phase" and if you'll all keep praying, we'll be fine!
Thanks again, Angie :P
10-01-2006, 06:00 AM
You know i actually made an appointment for the peds for this week. Because my ds is having this problem and i don't know what's wrong. He will vomit very easily usually after eating although he doesn't cry, so i don't know. :?