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I took my daughter to the pediatrician yesterday and she was prescribed Prevacid for reflux. She has been showing symptoms over the past two weeks and feedings have been a struggle. All weekend was a nightmare and Monday night was really bad (lots of fussing at breast, hitting me, pulling my hair, screaming, arching her back, crying).
Then we got home yesterday and the pharmacies were closed (so I have to wait till today to get the prescription). However, last night there was no fussing, screaming, crying or arching.
Yet in the night she woke up screaming and choking and then this morning she spat up a lot (unusual for her).
I just don't want her on medication if she does not have reflux.
PS. She also gained only six ounces in the past two weeks.
Could she still have it if feedings are good sometimes?
Kylie (37), DH (35) Married since September 5, 2009
DD Chloe born at 28 weeks on April 10, 2010.
Last edited by sweets; September 1st, 2010 at 09:28 AM.
Did they check her ears for infection? Or is she teething, I know her adjusted age would be a little early for teething but some babies have teeth starting to move at 2-3 months old. And what sympoms is she showing that is leading the Pedi to think reflux and when do they show up? For us Gabe would reflux after every meal with vomiting and severe pain. He was also a compulsive eater since the milk was soothing he wanted to be swallowing all the time, although many babies present with an oral aversion because of the pain. My next question is about your supply, have you had less noticable letdown or less or no leaking when you were previously leaky? A supply issue can usually be solved by herbs or diet change but if she's having a hard time getting letdown she could be getting frustrated at the breast.
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Last edited by kruff79; September 1st, 2010 at 09:27 PM.
Wesley also refluxed at every feeding, and screamed in pain no matter what, starting at birth.
If she is getting too much milk, it can cause discomfort and lots of spitting up. My lactation consultant always asks questions about milk supply before having a mom start meds. Teething also can be to blame, as the above poster mentioned.
///...........................Lauren, wife to Jay, mom to Wesley and Ruby
Abri had symptoms after every feeding and all night long starting at just one week old. She spit up tons to the point where I took her to the doctor thinking she had to be dehydrated. She always wanted to nurse because the milk was soothing, but the more she ate the more she spit up and the more she screamed. She screamed most of the day, but the arching happened immediately after feedings. She never slept more than an hour at a time between feedings at night because it hurt her to lay flat.