Reflux

Amy - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I called my son's pediatrician yesterday because he has been feeding on the hour (breastfed baby)--sometimes every 45 minutes (as I mentioned in another post called "cluster feeding"). After talking to the nurse, they scheduled an appointment for today to evaluate for reflux (he spits up a lot, fussy, poor sleeper, frequent hiccups, etc.). I was told the frequent feedings may be due to his need to sooth. They gave us a prescription to give him as well as some suggestions for changing my diet (no dairy, citrus, etc.). Just wondering...has anyone else had this experience? Did it go away? I am just exhausted from the constant feedings and his poor sleeping!! I feel like he is glued to me constantly, and when he isn't feeding, he is fussy!

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Amy - posted on 01/30/2009

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Hello All...Sammy has been on Zantac for 2 days now (4 doses so far). I was discouraged yesterday because it didn't seem to be working. But today, he hasn't really been fussy, and so far, with some distractions (singing, the swing), I have been able to space his feedings 2 hours. Hope this lasts...

Angelique - posted on 01/30/2009

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Hi Amy- My son has reflux, he is not breast feed, but the problems you have are similar to the ones we have. He is on Zantac and yesterday we changed his formula. So far so good. The things our ped told us to do were to keep upright as often as possible. We elevated the head of his crib mattress amd when we are not holding him he is in his bouncy chair or chair seat. Hope that helps, we are still trying to get him comfortable.

Hollie - posted on 01/29/2009

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Mine has Reflux its horrible! He was put on Zantac and its been a week and not working! So I am going to call the Dr and have them change his meds. Good luck. Oh but my baby is FF.

Richelle - posted on 01/28/2009

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Hey all you Moms. Ilearned a trick from a nicu nurse that made me feel beter about my puking baby. Take a teasponn of milk and drop it onto the counter (messy I know), point being, puke always looks like more than it is! Smile ladies it does get better!

Richelle - posted on 01/28/2009

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The medication will help. My second daughter had horrible reflux, she has been medicated now for almost four year....don't let that scare you though, they usually outgrow it very quickly, within a few months. My third daughter was born on Dec 1 and she is also a cluster feeder. She is almost 2 mos now and still eats small frequent meals. To help your lil guy, when you put him down to sleep after a feed raise the beda little bit, a small incline will keep that nasty acid from attacking his valves. My newbie is also a power puker, but I have found that keeping her upright after a feed helps. Hope this helps you!

Kristin - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have the same exact problem with  my new little guy.  He was given a prescription for Zantac and so far it hasn't changed anything.  Yesterday teh prescription was upped and I am hoping it will start getting better here in the next few days.  If it doesn't the doctor said she will give us a different prescription.  My son is also constantly eating and attached to me and spits up what seems like everything he has eaten and is fussy unless he is sleeping.  It is very exhausting.  good luck to you, I hope it gets better soon!  I know how you feel.

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Amy I just sent a message to your page but this sounds EXACTLY like my son (minus the spitting up)!! I'm curiuos what the pediatrician says...please let me know. Also, what other dietary changes did they recommend? And I thought breastfed babies were healthier...



thanks



Clerissa

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