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    So I'm preparing for another reflux baby and wondering how early they can start on losec.

    With DD she had silent reflux from the day she was born. As I was a first time mum doctors just kept telling me it's normal for a baby to cry etc. it took until she was almost 3 months and dropped from the 91st percentile to the 6th and a trip to ED for someone to listen to me.

    This time of Bub has it, I won't be ignored but I'm just wondering when an appropriate time to start on losec would be?

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    I think my ds was about 5 weeks or so when he started on losec. At that stage weren't 100% sure he had reflux (he had a few other things going on too) but paed and I both thought he might so he went on it as a 'trial' to see if it helped. It did so he ended up staying on it till about 6mths

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    7 weeks although should have started around 4weeks, i was hoping to avoid it but a much happier baby on losec

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    Ok so I'll just have to ride it out a month before lol

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    I think after having 1 reflux bub you'll know soon ifnbub has it too. All 3 of mine now have had reflux and been medicated, my boys worse than my girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    I think after having 1 reflux bub you'll know soon ifnbub has it too. All 3 of mine now have had reflux and been medicated, my boys worse than my girl
    Oh I'll definitely know, just not sure at what age it's appropriate to start losec is all.

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    DS1 was on it from really young like 3-4wks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    So I'm preparing for another reflux baby and wondering how early they can start on losec.

    With DD she had silent reflux from the day she was born. As I was a first time mum doctors just kept telling me it's normal for a baby to cry etc. it took until she was almost 3 months and dropped from the 91st percentile to the 6th and a trip to ED for someone to listen to me.

    This time of Bub has it, I won't be ignored but I'm just wondering when an appropriate time to start on losec would be?
    I can't believe they didn't take you seriously earlier! Omg how awful. I definitely think things are easier as a 2nd time mum, health professionals don't see you as a novice and you trust yourself so much more.

    I sincerely hope your next Bub doesn't have it. I am pretty sureDS2 had it from birth too it just took a while to realise, I thought he was just fussy/hungry/clingy typical newborn. It wasn't until things intensified that I put 2 & 2 together.

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    I really hope Bub doesn't have it but I want to feel prepared if it does. Both me and my sibling had reflux.

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