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    Default Can solids cause reflux??

    My 7 month old bub has started actually eating solids the last few weeks. He has always been a terrible sleeper, since he started eating his sleep has become soooo much worse. He wakes up sometimes every 10 mins, very upset, arching his back for hours at night. When I pick him up and put him upright he usually eventually let's out a huge burp or two and pulls faces like there's something awful in his mouth. This never happened before solids.

    He isn't waking from hunger, he still demands a breastfeeding every 2-3 hours at night.

    Any ideas? Does this sound like reflux? And why would it only start when solids start?

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    Some foods can make reflux worse & cause flare ups.
    May not be reflux but an intolerance or allergy.

    J's food trigger was anything green.

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    What foods is he eating?

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    I'm doing BLW. Today was

    Breakfast- a steamed piece of apple.
    Lunch- a cucumber stick and a toast finger with avocado.
    Dinner-pumpkin fingers and pumpkin purée.

    I've been giving him the purée at night in the hope he might sleep better. Obviously it is backfiring on me! Maybe I should cut the purée out?

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    My DS2 was a silent refluxer and pumpkin, sweet potato and corn always made it worse - he screamed for 2 days straight after pumpkin!

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    Hmm that is interesting. He has been eating a lot of pumpkin, it seems to be one of his favourites. I will cut that out for a while and see what happens. It can't get worse!

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    I know avocado being a high fat food is not good for heartburn not sure if this would be true for reflux? Same with wheat ( maybe the bread ?) he may have a wheat intollerance ?
    Try some rice cakes instead or
    Try him on some steamed broccoli or anything green like beans or asparagus which are supposed to be low acid foods

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    I had this exact same problem with my daughter! She would wake screaming and eventually bird of pass wind, go back to sleep and then wake again about an hour later, this would happen 6-7 times a night. This went on for 3 months. I went to the doctor a few times he prescribed medication for silent reflux but it did not help. I would not give solids some days because I knew it was want was causing the problem. I ended up cutting night feeds and just got really constant with solids (stewed apple and pumpkin). I also consulted Jo Ryan from baby bliss after a few weeks she was sleeping through and doing well. Good luck I know how hard it is.

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    Cucumber can be a trigger for reflux.

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    My bub had not intolerances to foods but her sleep went from fabulous to absolutely terrible when we started solids at 6mths. She went from maybe one wake up at 4am to wake ups at 9pm, 11pm, 1am, 3am, 5am and up for the day at 6am.

    It finally settled down at 11mths to 2 wake ups and 14mths to back to sleeping thru.

    not sure why but it happened.


 

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