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Reflux: Seeking advice on baby care

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    MommyTo3 is offline Registered User
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    All my 3 kids had reflux, my oldest and twin boy were extremely bad. My oldest was a happy spitter, gaining but overeating (not matter what I did) plus she was a very quick eater too. It lasted 9 months. My twin boy was also in pain (but gaining weight), he started spitting up tiny bits blood as well. We did everything, burping, holding up right, changing formulas, small quantities, but nothing helped. At 2 months he was put on Zantac, which didn't do anything. Then we went to a pediatric GI specialist. We changed to Prevacid (Lanzoprazole, sp?), first that didn't do much (it was a liquid mix and very unstable; there is not a lot of research of this medicine in children under 1 yo, but it's widely prescribed in the US). Then at 4 months they changed him to the Prevacid tablets (2 x 1/2 half) and it changed everything. No more pain, no more screaming, no more crying during feeding). He was weaned at 8 months. Never had problems since.
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    Are there different severity of reflux?

    Mine eats well, gains weight well, but doesn't settle well, often crying with arched back and legs kicking when we burp him. He doesn't like to lie down flat, and on occasions have spit out milk (not a lot) when we lift him up from lying position. And on 3 occasions the milk came out of his nose, pretty scary!!! His nose hence got blocked which explained the grunting and snorting at night when he sleeps ....

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    I'm not a pro concerning levels of reflux, but mine had silent reflux. Spitting, sometimes vomitting, but mainly he would stop breathing, because the acid would just circulate without going out, and all his respiratory system was swollen. His situation was mainly due to his birth condition (long hours of pushing, cord around the neck and pump), and his neck muscles were stressed.

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    If you can, try and get an appointment with Caroline Rhodes at the Body Group in Central. She advised me against using medication on the baby and she did very gentle manipulations on the sphincter and the reflux went away. I highly recommend her because she is great with babies!

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    Obiwan is offline Registered User
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    Thanks for the referral BabyG! How many sessions did you have with Caroline? Is she a physio for babies?

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    I cut down milk as i was bf and there was huge improvement. While introducing solids stay away from acidic foods for baby. It has got lot better sinc she started walking.

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    Wow ... Didn't expect reflux to last so long ...

    Thank you so much for your kind advice. My first was an angel baby so many of these are a first for me :)

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    Yes, there are different types. My first had "silent reflux" where he never massively vomited etc...but was just very uncomfortable after feeds, stomach was tight and would have his fists clenched. I forgot to mention before but we did see a pediatric cranial osteopath in london too for his first 3 months...that combined with zantac really seemed to help.

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