Sarah - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son shortly after birth was diagnosed with GERD. He has a barium swallow study done and watched as the food not only came up but also began going into his lungs. At that time he was put on Zantac. He had been refluxing after every meal, and nearly ever time he laid down. The Zantac didn't seem to do much to help it, so I complained to his specialist and he was put on Prevacid, which he is still on today. His GERD improved quite quickly, but about 2 weeks after starting on the Prevacid he had blood in his stool. He had a barium enema and they couldn't find anything structurally wrong. (I think it was because of the rotovirus vaccine) But after the enema he became very constipated, he couldn't poop on his own and he would scream out in pain. At the suggestion of his doctor I have cut out all dairy and since I have done that he's a different child. He can sleep in his crib (instead of carseat), and he more allert and screaming less. He has even slept through the night a couple of times, plus he's been pooping on his own. We saw an allergist and he diagnosed him with Cow's milk protein induced colitis. My problem is that he is still constipated. He poops once every couple of days but it's thick and pasty and sometimes it's formed turds, it still smells a little like toxic waste and he gets cranky whenever he needs to poop. Does anyone know what I should do? Should I stop breastfeeding? Are there other foods that could be causing his symptoms? I know somethings still not right but I have no idea what to do. I'm getting very little sleep, and worried about my son's health, please help!