Quoting ashleyvb:" My son was born at 34 weeks and spent a week in nicu, he was totally fine until we got home. The first ... [snip!] ... spit up. We also tried a sensitive formula and it constipated him. I feel so bad for the little guy. Does this seem like gerd?"Sounds like reflux to me. My son was diagnosed only a few weeks old. Can't fathom what the vomiting was from. Its possible he did have an infection they couldn't detect and with reflux; lets just say when my son has the stomach flu at a month old, it was no walk in the park. He puked up every bottle plus some (i swear he had an ocean's worth of formula in his belly somewhere) for 2 days and then slowed down but still vomited for another two days after we were discharged from peds. Ask the pedi about reflux. I called frantic one night when he was a couple weeks old and told the on call nurse his symptoms and she said over the phone...id almost bet thats what it is; call the doctor on monday. make an appointment and try not to worry. It sounds like reflux. Reflux hurts; but won't hurt him. Comfort him and try and get some rest. Call back if he gets a fever or bla blah bla. They are usually good about diagnosing it. Good luck m'am. Its hard to deal with but reflux seldom lasts forever.
Quoting Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em):" yeah it sounds alot like GERD. My daughter is on Axid and Levson (for stomach cramps). Zantac didn't ... [snip!] ... cramps). Zantac didn't work, prevcaid worked for awhile, but then she changed to these 2 and they seem to be working the best!"My son is on zantac 1.5 ml but its not working for us either. The doctor mention ed to my SO at the appt I couldn't make while I was at work (I need to have him tape record these conversations) something about a medicine for the reflux pain. My sister was told they only do one REFLUX medicine. Is that levson the kind that makes babies kinda sedate for lack of a better word? my sister didn't sleep when she was a baby, at all. They gave my mom levson drops and it worked wonders. Just wondering what it did for your LO?
Quoting Lindsey Rhone:" My son is on zantac 1.5 ml but its not working for us either. The doctor mention ed to my SO at the appt ... [snip!] ... sleep when she was a baby, at all. They gave my mom levson drops and it worked wonders. Just wondering what it did for your LO?"
Quoting AmandaMichael2012:" Levson is not available in Canada from my experience working in a pharmacy a preemie is started on Zantac ... [snip!] ... Zantac dosed as per their weight and if that does not work there are other options but I did not see many other options used."
Quoting Zoe&Harper's Mom (Em):" Levson can make them sleepy but listen she was screaming for 7 hours straight before this and finally ... [snip!] ... now She doesn't scream anymore! And they can try different medicine. If Zantac doesn't work I would try Prilosec or Prevacid"the office wont do anything but zantac, and they are just treating the pain and keeping him on zantac. If it makes him sleepy, can he get it at night and it will last like 12 hrs or whatever, through part of the day? how were you dosed? My son stands all day long in our laps at 4 mo old. If he isn't standing, he is standing and screaming. Terrible posture issues from this reflux. I TOTALLY GET IT!! I think the sleepiness might be worth him not being in pain.
Quoting Lindsey Rhone:" the office wont do anything but zantac, and they are just treating the pain and keeping him on zantac. ... [snip!] ... Terrible posture issues from this reflux. I TOTALLY GET IT!! I think the sleepiness might be worth him not being in pain."
Quoting AmandaMichael2012:" No we do not have that either, nor do we have OTC prevacid we are very limited on what we have available and most of it is not recommended for kids under 12 without seeing the dr"