: At what age was your baby diagnosed with reflux?

  • Shortly after birth

    7 4.90%
  • 1-2 weeks

    10 6.99%
  • 2-4 weeks

    28 19.58%
  • 4-8 weeks

    60 41.96%
  • 8 weeks or longer

    38 26.57%

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

  1. #37
    Registered User

    Dec 2009
    Sydney, NSW

    Jayde was dignosed with silent reflux at the age of 4 weeks she would burp up all sorts and then scream and scream after swallowing it- she is on Zantac now and it has made a MASSIVE difference she still has moments thou and is starting to actually vomit now HUGE amounts of milk I am watching her weight closley to make sure she isnt loosing any and is still gaining.

  2. #38
    Registered User

    May 2010

    I know how you feel!!

    My baby Caroline was diagnosed with Reflux at three weeks. She basically had what looked like a fit and we took her to the hospital. The froth at her mouth turned out to be stomach acid that had come up. She had thrown her head back, back arched and arms rigid. It was just after a feed. She was hard to feed, typically taking only half and either throwing up or it being in her throat - silent reflux.

    We started off on Gaviscon, then ranitidine (which helped a bit but not 100% better) and now losec. It's only been too days on Losec and I'm finding it really hard. She seems to have gone backwards with the Losec. I know it takes a while to kick in, but it's so hard watching her suffer. I'm praying that it'll start to work sooner than the five days the doctor said. I'm keeping her upright during and half an hour to 45 mins after feeds and she's sleeping on an angle.

    I feel quite exhausted as Caroline in a twin and her sister Olivia is suffering from evening colic. I'm a new mum and six weeks in.

    How long will I have to wait before she starts to feel better? Any advice and tips would be great!

    I totally understand how you feel, my baby Alana was diagnosed at 4 weeks after what seemed like weeks of crying... We started on changing the formula 4 times and finally settled on Nutramigen 1 which has helped her really bad wind. Also she takes Carabel a thickener to the milk to make it more difficult to reflux up, which when we started looked like it was a miracle cure. After a week or so of using it the effect seemed to wear off as with all the meds. The paed then said to try Ranitidine, Alana went mad when I gave it to her so after the first two days i gave up as it was just too distressing. We are now on Losec, Carabel and Nuramigen 1 food. We only started the Losec on Friday and I cannot believe that paeds are actually prescribing this for babies. It is so hard to give it to her, im gonna ask for the suspension. We tried giving it to her through a syringe but the sediment stuck in the bottom. We tried mixing it with a bit of the milk to which she spat out, and then threw up her whole bottle. This morning we tried dissolving it on the spoon which seemed to work as you can at least see what she is getting. She is much more content today, yesterday I spent the whole day crying as I just could not see any light at the end of the tunnel. Looks like we are all in the same boat...

  3. #39
    tracy13 Guest

    my little princess was diagnosed at about 12 weeks by the time we changed formulas got over immunistations etc. she was no where near as abd as what some of you have described your children. my heart goes out to you all.

    for the first time mothers....go with your gut...9 times out of 10 you will be right.. good luck with it all. i hope your babies get better soon. it is such a time to be treasured

  4. #40
    Registered User

    Jun 2010

    My daughter developed reflux at about 2 months or that is when I picked it up, thinking back she was restless before that but it got worse around 2 months. I tried infants friend after spending 5 nights rocking her none stop, it helped a little. Then I tried Donnalix which was fantastic, she is now 4.5 months and still takes it. In a couple of weeks I am going to take her off it and see how she goes, she didn't vomit but just seemed to be getting heart burn. My partner kind of blamed it on my milk and diet which made me feel really bad, I still haven't forgiven him.

  5. #41
    Registered User

    Jul 2010

    I vote for 4-8 weeks, that's the my sister's daugher 's experience. We always feel pitiful about babies who diagnosed with reflux. They are so little and need so much help. Come on new moms

  6. #42
    Registered User

    Jan 2011
    Perth, WA

    I voted 8 weeks+...he was formally diagnosed about 19-20 weeks but that is actual age...seeing he was 15 weeks prem he was only 4 weeks corrected age...so just after term.
    At 12.5mths it is still going strong

  7. #43
    Registered User

    Apr 2011

    Sam was 8weeks 4days when diagnosed with silent reflux. He was 8 weeks 3 days early. I had a hard time getting a doc to listen to me and ended up seeing 4 docs before he was finally diagnosed.