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Thread: At what age was your baby diagnosed with reflux?

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    Default At what age was your baby diagnosed with reflux?

    This poll is to see when your baby was diagnosed with reflux.

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    Jack was diagnosed with Reflux at 7 weeks. He gained weight but he threw up huge amounts of milk It used to go everywhere. After a feed you had to sit with a nappy or towel for at least 20 minutes.

    Once he was crawling we had to put down a huge sheet and towels all over the carpet ... he was on medicine which made it better (I have forgotten the name of it now ... was a while ago) but didnt stop it . I think it basically reduced the amount of acid in his vomit so it didnt do as much damage.

    I would be happy to share more gory details if anyone would like me to :wink:

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    Kelly,

    Was the medication Zantac? That is quite common for refluxy babies, Marisa had it when diagnosed with silent reflux, helped her a great deal. They really hate the taste though!!! There is a stronger medication too, not sure of the name as I believe a new one is out now?
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    Default Zantac

    No I know it wasn't zantac but he had to have it before each feed. Once he started solids it became a little better but we still had the same problem. He finally grew out of it at about 12 months of age.

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    Hi,

    My son Samaar is a silent reflux baby. Although Zantac worked slightly by reducing the acid he suffered constipation so bad his whole face would turn bright red when he tried to go to the toilet. He is now on Losec. The down side to this is that it is only in tablet form so I have to disolve it in juice twice a day and suringe it to him.
    I am wondering, when did your child sleep through the night? Samaar is 7 months and still wakes at least twice a night. Last night he was awake from 1.30am to 4.00am. I am at my wits end.

    Regards
    Tina Bajwa

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    Tina,

    I am sorry to hear Saamar is not sleeping through the night. Have you tried co-sleeping with him? That way you might both get some better rest.

    I still co-sleep with my 15 month old daughter as she was a silent reflux baby and she was also unsettled in general. I think you just have to do what works for you sometimes, especially when you are at your wits end.

    Good luck!
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    This is prob a bit old now but i'll add my 2p worth. Jack was diagnosed at 6 weeks. This was after the "powers to be" had wrongly diagnosed him as a "difficult" baby and sent me off to learn how to settle my baby to sleep, which of course did nothing, seeing as though that wasn't the cause!

    He was put on zantac and once he was able to roll over on his tummy and sleep in that position (about 6 months) he was okay-ish. Of course he is all over it now! Thankfully!!

    Jo

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    Hi there... Matilda was just diagnosed with silent reflux... and just when we were about to be sent to a sleep centre etc... so here we go! I'm going to do some more research on it, but she's been given Gaviscon Infant to help...

    I have no idea what I can do now except raise everything up and not lay her flat etc etc.... so its going to be a new adventure for me.

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    I have looked in Jack's baby book and he was prescribed Prepulsid to help with the reflux ... Jack was a happy chucker though ... he didn't really get upset when he vomited.

    Cheers

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    Fraser just stopped feeding properly one day at about 10 weeks - everytime I'd lay him down flat to feed he'd scream hysterically. It got worse and worse to the point where my happy little baby who never cried would scream every waking moment and had to be carried everywhere. I thought it was a feeding problem as the cycle of screaming would start with his feed, and he was spending such a small amount of time feeding, but when I saw the lactation consultant she saw his reaction to feeding and instantly knew it was reflux. He was put on Zantac (which he loves taking - call him crazy) and after about 3 or 4 weeks his oesophogus healed and he is back to being happy. He is still a difficult feeder, but I think he must be pretty efficient as he gains well. He averages 5 mins a side 6 or 7 times a day, and thankfully sleeps through the night again after a period of waking twice a night when the oesophogitus was bad.

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    Zander was diagnosed at 2weeks 1day. He has silent reflux, brings it up & swallows it all back down. At the moment he's taking 6ml of Gripe Water before each feed. He takes the Gripe Water ok, but fights us every time we try to give him a bottle.

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