Jennifer - posted on 01/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Has anyone weaned their infant off of Losec? At what age? Was it successful?
My now 14 week old son was diagnosed with 'silent reflux' at 6 weeks old and I am not 100% sure it was the correct diagnosis.
He has always slept well at night (only waking to feed) and gaining weight fine and etc. He was fussing a bit at the breast and didn't like lying flat so I was told he had silent reflux and he was put on Losec by my Pediatrician.
After speaking to a few other people who have infants on Losec I have realized that his symptoms were quite mild. After speaking to the doc she advised to wait at least until 3 months to stop the meds then cut his dosage to half a pill per day (in stead of 2 x half pill). She said if he still needs to be on it I will know straight away??
I do not want him in distress but also do not want him medicated if his belly has grown and he does not need meds.