Any other babies with reflux?

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Any other babies with reflux?
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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 10:05am
I'm just curious how you knew and what you're doing to help it.

Shannon


Matthew 4/4/05


Caleb 6/8/06


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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 12:00pm

Yes, Ryan has reflux. The DR put him on Axid and so far it seems to be helping.

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Registered: 07-17-2002
Tue, 08-01-2006 - 12:09pm
I've wondered if Hannah has reflux, but how do you know w/o going to the dr? How does s/he even know? Is there a test or something?

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Registered: 11-04-2005
Tue, 08-01-2006 - 1:54pm
We aren't 100% sure yet but think that DS has reflux. We just saw the Dr. today. He has been screaming after eating for the last week and spitting up a lot. He's on zantac. We'll know if it works in the next few days.
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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 2:52pm
I'm not sure if it's standard or what, but i do know that some doctors have the baby get an xray done and during it they drink this white stuff so they can see if it comes up and thats how some diagnose it. Others i think just write a prescription for it if you think they have it.I guess it depends on the dr.

Shannon


Matthew 4/4/05


Caleb 6/8/06


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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 3:39pm
Ava is colic and has reflux, her doctor said she was thats how i knew. she would be in pain after every feeding and would spit up what seemed to be half her bottle (she does 3-4 oz) so her doctor put her on the Alimentum similac for colic babies. It's very expensive but it has decreased the reflux, she still has it but the quanity has gone down.
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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 3:59pm

My DD, Landry, has reflux. She has been taking Axid about 2 weeks and it seems to have helped. I took her to her dr. because she spits up a lot, hates sleeping on her back (she only sleeps in her swing day and night), cries out in her sleep like something is bothering her, cried a lot, and has the hiccups all the time. I looked on the ivillage reflux message board and was suprised to find that she had almost all the symptoms of reflux. Her dr. agreed it sounded like reflux and prescribed Axid for her to try until her 2 month appt. The dr. did not do any test. Landry's crying improved a lot after taking the medicine. She still spits up and had the hiccups all the time, but my understanding is that the medicine does not cure the reflux it just relieves her discomfort by coating the esophagus so she does not cry near as much and seems much happier. We are a much happier household!

Jennifer
Jacob 11/10/03
Landry 6/15/06

 

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Registered: 10-01-2005
Tue, 08-01-2006 - 4:47pm

Logan has reflux and has been on Axid for two or three weeks now. It seems to be helping. It wasn't easy to figure it out because he didn't spit up or throw up before. He was just so fussy, getting worse every day. One day he cried all day and slept only 4 hours in 24 hours. Next day I took him to the doctor and she said it had to be reflux. She changed his formula from Similac with Iron to Enfamil Gentlease and prescribed Axid, the same day he slept all day and he's been a much happier baby. Now it seems that the Axid isn't working for him all day, anyway I have another appointment next week (his 2 month appointment) and she might change his prescription or give him some more. I am giving him 0.8 ml twice a day.

Leticia

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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 9:49pm

Rhynn had reflux, but the doctor had us give her one bottle of Enfamil A.R. as the last bottle of the night (even when we were breastfeeding), prop her crib head up on 2" blocks, swaddle her and tip her at a 45-degree angle on her side, propped up with a rolled-up receiving blanket.

She is doing MUCH better now at just over 9 weeks old, and we don't have to do any of those things anymore.


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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 10:18pm

Jackson has reflux so I am feeling your pain. According to my doctor, every baby has reflux because every babies sphincter is immature

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Tue, 08-01-2006 - 11:06pm
We think my baby has reflux. She has all the symtoms except she does not spit up, which is apparently very common and called silent reflux. My Dr. prescribed Zantac with no tests but we took her off of it after my mom, who is an RN and works in the GI dept, talked to some GI Dr's who said it was not a good idea for babies to be on Zantac unless they are spitting up so much that they aren't gaining weight. They also said to insist on seeing a GI specialist. Apparently it's an H2 blocker which can affect the brain, so I figured it was not worth it. They suggested Prilosec or Prevacid but we decided to just go with burping her every 1/2 ounce, letting her sleep in her swing and keeping her upright for 30 mins after each meal and it seems to help. My Dr. also suggested mixing cereal with my expressed breast milk but after much research I decided that was a bad idea. Anyway, reflux it a terrible thing for babies to go through and I hope they all grow out of it ASAP.

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