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    Oh my gosh Nowhere that's awful that you and your DD had to go through all of that I can't even begin to imagine big hugs xx also I've seen a pead twice now DD2 is now nearly 15 weeks I felt like my dr didnt really take me seriously and just wanted to put her on the meds without even referring me to a pead but I wouldn't take no for an answer so when I saw the pead he was very helpful but didnt really want to do any kind of testing just wanted to see how she would go on the losec and although it did make a huge difference we still have trouble most days and I can see she's uncomfortable and have wondered if she has an allergy or intolerance?

    Majestic Hiss I have thought of a chiropractor but i must admit the idea of it makes me feel really uneasy maybe because I don't know much about how they deal with babies? I might look into it some more thought I'm willing to try anything to help her

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    Hi JemmaJam, Just adding to my earlier post. My DD was on losec and we also took her to a chiropractor who specialised in babies. She was very good and help a lot. I am breastfeeding and went on a dairy free diet and that made a HUGE difference. Are you BF or F? Maybe try dairy free formula or cut it out of your diet. I tried re-introducing it at 5months, 6months, 7months etc but it was unsuccessful. She would vommit within minutes of a BF and would have stomach pain. Once we weaned DD off the losec I gradually introduced dairy back into my diet 2 months later. She now happily eats yoghurt and cheese on a daily basis! I think if you find a good baby chiro and think about the dairy you may find some relief.

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    DS was prescribed somac at 8 weeks (did nothing at all!), then at 14 weeks he was prescribed Zantac (cant remember the amount). i never filled the prescription though, i wasnt comfortable giving him medication not approved you use on babies or children. none of the reflux meds are, docs just prescribe them because they have nothing else to offer. so i wanted to look into every other avenue before resorting to the meds. i found a wonderful lady who practices NT Kinesiology and she was able to resolve the silent reflux after the first visit. DS's 16 months old now and has never had a problem with reflux since. she was also able to resolve his eczema after a single visit when he developed it at 10 months old.
    i know he would still be on the meds now if i'd started him on them instead of finding someone to fix the cause instead of the symptoms. turns out he had a gut infection (the result of Nilstat, oral thrush medication at 5 weeks old) and that was causing the acid reflux together with an intolerance to an amino acid found naturally in breast milk and most formulas.. just because western medicine doesnt know the causes for infant reflux, doesnt mean there isnt one. there are people out there that can help .. its just not always easy to find them!

    EDIT , Re Chiro's - before going to the Pead for the Zantac prescription, i took DS to the Chiro as i'd heard they can often help reflux babies. He was really gentle with DS and DS seemed to enjoy the treatments (they are such small manipulations it hardly looks like hes doing anything, so dont worry about it hurting bub) but unfortunately for us it did nothing to help him.. later i would find out thats because the cause of his reflux was to do with his gut, not his spine being out of alinement. if your bub had a difficult birth or was a very large baby it could well help though so its worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbre de la vie View Post
    DS was prescribed somac at 8 weeks (did nothing at all!), then at 14 weeks he was prescribed Zantac (cant remember the amount). i never filled the prescription though, i wasnt comfortable giving him medication not approved you use on babies or children. none of the reflux meds are, docs just prescribe them because they have nothing else to offer. so i wanted to look into every other avenue before resorting to the meds. i found a wonderful lady who practices NT Kinesiology and she was able to resolve the silent reflux after the first visit. DS's 16 months old now and has never had a problem with reflux since. she was also able to resolve his eczema after a single visit when he developed it at 10 months old.
    i know he would still be on the meds now if i'd started him on them instead of finding someone to fix the cause instead of the symptoms. turns out he had a gut infection (the result of Nilstat, oral thrush medication at 5 weeks old) and that was causing the acid reflux together with an intolerance to an amino acid found naturally in breast milk and most formulas.. just because western medicine doesnt know the causes for infant reflux, doesnt mean there isnt one. there are people out there that can help .. its just not always easy to find them!

    EDIT , Re Chiro's - before going to the Pead for the Zantac prescription, i took DS to the Chiro as i'd heard they can often help reflux babies. He was really gentle with DS and DS seemed to enjoy the treatments (they are such small manipulations it hardly looks like hes doing anything, so dont worry about it hurting bub) but unfortunately for us it did nothing to help him.. later i would find out thats because the cause of his reflux was to do with his gut, not his spine being out of alinement. if your bub had a difficult birth or was a very large baby it could well help though so its worth a shot.
    Thanks so much for the info I might have a good look into something like that I'm willing to give it a go also I'll be trying a ciro sound like it's not going to hurt bub at all, also she is quite a large baby 8pound2 when she was born and is already 6 and a half kgs her birth was pretty normal although there could be something that needs adjusting I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by rachel27 View Post
    Hi JemmaJam, Just adding to my earlier post. My DD was on losec and we also took her to a chiropractor who specialised in babies. She was very good and help a lot. I am breastfeeding and went on a dairy free diet and that made a HUGE difference. Are you BF or F? Maybe try dairy free formula or cut it out of your diet. I tried re-introducing it at 5months, 6months, 7months etc but it was unsuccessful. She would vommit within minutes of a BF and would have stomach pain. Once we weaned DD off the losec I gradually introduced dairy back into my diet 2 months later. She now happily eats yoghurt and cheese on a daily basis! I think if you find a good baby chiro and think about the dairy you may find some relief.
    She's fully breastfed I've tried cutting out dairy as aba suggested that too, and it did make a slight difference but noting to dramatic

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    My 2 yr old DD had severe reflux and I'm now dealing with it again with my DS. I've had to completely eliminate both dairy and soy from my diet for my DD, so stopped eating them before DS was born.
    He was put onto Losec at 8 days old, and then at a month old we added Zantac in as well.
    My DD also needed this combination of drugs to get her reflux under control. We tried the chiropractor with her but the only thing that made a difference was vigilantly cutting out all dairy and soy in my diet and increasing her meds to very strong doses. At 3 months she was losing weight, refusing to feed and pooing blood. She literally screamed 6hrs a day, every day, until she was 4 months old.
    Not fun at all.
    So as soon as we saw the signs with DS, we were straight onto it. He is 10.5 weeks old now and I would say his reflux is close to being under control now, with an odd bad day here or there. He is on 1.2ml of Zantac 3 times a day and half a Losec tablet in the morning and 3/4 at night. He's a bit over 6kgs now.

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    As for intolerances, if a baby has mucous in their poo, this can indicate an intolerance. 50% of babies who are intolerant to cows milk protein are also intolerant to soy, which is in EVERYTHING!!! Most breads, almost all packaged goods, even some deli meats. The only way to really test for intolerances is to completely eliminate the offending protein for a month and then challenge by eating some of that protein.
    A month ago, I ate BBQ chicken that didn't have the ingredients listed- my DS was up all night screaming in pain, was unsettled for a week after and had mucousy poo for 6 days. I assume that there was dairy or soy in the seasoning because it was the only thing I'd eaten since he was born that I couldn't check what the ingredients were. I won't be making that mistake again!

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    My little guy has reflux. He went on losec 5mg about 7 weeks, and then upped to 10mg at 12 weeks. He is nearly 5 months old and still on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindye View Post
    As for intolerances, if a baby has mucous in their poo, this can indicate an intolerance. 50% of babies who are intolerant to cows milk protein are also intolerant to soy, which is in EVERYTHING!!! Most breads, almost all packaged goods, even some deli meats. The only way to really test for intolerances is to completely eliminate the offending protein for a month and then challenge by eating some of that protein.
    A month ago, I ate BBQ chicken that didn't have the ingredients listed- my DS was up all night screaming in pain, was unsettled for a week after and had mucousy poo for 6 days. I assume that there was dairy or soy in the seasoning because it was the only thing I'd eaten since he was born that I couldn't check what the ingredients were. I won't be making that mistake again!
    Thanks for the info her poos are a bit mucousy and I did read that they usually get alot of wind and tummy pains which she also does I didn't realise that I shouldnt be eating soy as well if I'm cutting out dairy, I'll be giving that a go again but cutting out both this time for a month see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemmajam View Post
    Thanks for the info her poos are a bit mucousy and I did read that they usually get alot of wind and tummy pains which she also does I didn't realise that I shouldnt be eating soy as well if I'm cutting out dairy, I'll be giving that a go again but cutting out both this time for a month see what happens
    Australian laws mean that allergens (including soy) must be listed on the label, so it's pretty easy to identify what you can't eat. The only soy ingredient that is usually ok for intolerant bubs is soy emulsifier or soy lecithin. It is the soy oil and should not contain any of the soy protein (which is what you're trying to avoid), which means there are a few things you will be able to eat- oreos and BBQ shapes included!

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    My DD was on Losec from 6w to 11 mths. It was a liquid suspension form and 2ml twice a day. I weaned her off it slowly from 10 mths (had tried a few times before hand without success).


 

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