Sherri - posted on 02/17/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have recently posted about my sons very poor sleeping habits and got a lot of suggestions from Moms who thought it might be an Acid Reflux related issue. I wanted to share my sons symptoms and see if it sounds familiar to any moms who have had/or do have a child with reflux. Thank you in advance so much for reading!
My son is 14.5 months old and was treated for reflux from 3 months to 11 months, at which time his Pediatrician decided to try taking him off the medication. He was just fine for the first month and then just before he turned one things started going downhill. Feeding him any meal has now become a nightmare. He screams and cries and bucks through the whole meal...or what little of it we can get into him. I have tried many different foods and they all have the same effect. He won’t eat much in terms of “real” food except toast and some fruits; Which he also refuses a fair bit. No protein whatsoever...not even if I blend it. He struggles to eat any jar food that is over 6 months. I have tried making his own food as well, but it doesn’t change a thing. This eating issue has steadily worsened over the last few months and now he is starting to lose weight. He even is refuses things like puffs and cheerios...his old favourites. He is also now starting to refuse his bottles in the day...same effect...he screams and bucks. He wakes every hour in the night crying every night. I have tried elevating his crib; I have tried letting him cry it out (for 6 weeks). Yes, he cried himself to sleep, but still woke just as often crying...so he got even less sleep. And he spends much of the day crying in fits now. He will start crying and buck backwards until he hits the floor...sometimes because I won’t pick him up, sometimes for no apparent reason. These are all drastic changes for my son. He was always an incredibly happy baby. He had pneumonia 3 times, and twice when hospitalized for it the Dr’s found it hard to believe he was so sick because he was so happy. He has never slept really well, never through the night for certain. However even when he woke 4 or 5 times a night he still seemed to be such a happy baby all day long. So my question is can any of this be due to reflux?? Or has my baby just suddenly turned into a very fussy baby? I am so worried and at a loss for the reason of these changes...please please help me.