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reflux in a 1 year old, how can it be treated?

(17 Posts)
SparklyGothKat Sat 13-Sep-08 21:02:44

Callum is still refluxing everyday, burps then food, milk etc just comes up. Should this have settled by now? thanks

BlueBumedFly Sat 13-Sep-08 23:29:08

Personally I would take him to a doctor. DD had reflux from birth until last week! Horray - we are finally over it and she is now 16 months.

We were referred to a specialist as she was not thriving. We were put on Gaviscon which I hated and don't think helped and Ranitidine which worked like a miracle cure but I hated giving it to her as it totally killed her appetite. Before the meds we went through her projectile vomiting every night for about 2 months. Really stressy. When we were on hols a few weeks back DD had ear and throat infection so lots of Calpol etc. felt I could not put any more meds in so stopped the ranitidine and found it was fine, she had grown out of her reflux.

Is DS thriving? We were referred as DD lost a pound from 8 months to 9 months then did not put on any weight for 8 weeks. Even when I took her to the specialist a few weeks back she had only gained 1 pound since last April but had grown 2.5 inches in height.

Anyhow, it was good to have her on the meds and in worked well. Now she is cool and her developement has rocketed.

Perhaps see your GP if he is understanding?

gigglewitch Sat 13-Sep-08 23:32:44

good friend has a baby who is just 12mo too, she reckons that the only way to manage it is the yicky-sticky milk that they get from the hospital, feeding her solid food til she is completely full at b/fast, lunch and evening meal, and only letting her nap after lunch, when full of nosh, in the pram so not lying down.

Defo get medical advice - pref paed consultant if you can get it.
Good luck smile

FAQ Sat 13-Sep-08 23:34:24

sorry slight hijack - reading this I've just wondered whether DS2 had reflux - he frequently burped and milk came up as a baby, then he'd once weaned he would burp (or just a slight gag) and he'd bring some up.....<<<<wonders why she never thought of it before blush>>>>

BlueBumedFly Sat 13-Sep-08 23:37:50

FAQ - I think we all want our babies to be fine and we all expect some 'posset' chances are your DS did have some reflux but if he is OK now then be happy, relux is nasty and often the GPs don't take it seriously unless the baby is not thriving, even though the baby is unhappy and parents are super stressed. Hope your DS ok now?

SparklyGothKat Sat 13-Sep-08 23:38:49

He had servere FTT when small, was given high energy formula to top up with (he is BF) He was on meds for a while (dompidone and Ranitidine) but seemed to outgrow it slightly so stopped giving him the drugs. But he has contant coughs, and is sick about 5-6 times a day recently (normally over me or my rug, never the floor where its easy to clean lol) He is 1 in 2 weeks and weighes 17lb now.
So back to GP then??

BlueBumedFly Sat 13-Sep-08 23:42:25

Sparkly - yes, back to the GP. I would say you need a referral to a consol Paed. It will pass but if he is being sick that often he needs more help. Coughs go hand in hand with reflux, very stressy for you. I was just concerned about DD's developement which is what drove me to the Doc. Personally I would go back and have more meds, it may only be for a few months.

HarryAndRon Sat 13-Sep-08 23:44:10

I have had three very severe reflux babies (two of whom were also FFT), and their reflux did not really go away unitl they were almost two.

they were better, (don;t let me scare you), but still not completely over it. DD3 was on medication for hers until she was 20mths!

and your callum is doing fab by the sounds of it. DD3 was 8lb born, but only 15lb on her first birthday...........DS2 was 7lb14oz at birth and 16.5lb on his first birthday, neither was preemie (obviously really going on their birth weights), so you have done fabulously (but then, you know thatwink).

FAQ Sat 13-Sep-08 23:44:23

BBF - he's fine now - he's nearly 5 grin - but I just thought he was a really sicky baby, thinking back it was probably 90% of his feeds that he used to posset (or even with solids half the flipping meal would come up) - luckily he was a stocky baby and thrived well so it never occured to me that he was anything other than sicky (the things you think about as they get older).

SparklyGothKat Sat 13-Sep-08 23:44:54

oh god we have just been discharged from the Consultant.. sad Ds2 was premature and has been having regular check ups.. bugger! I don;t want to see that twat again!!

HarryAndRon Sat 13-Sep-08 23:47:14

sparkly, can you not just go to your GP about it?? mine was fab with us.

we still had to stay with the paed (still there now in fact!), altho she is a bit hmm, so mostly I go to GP first.

they know you and him I am sure, so they should be able to help.

SparklyGothKat Sat 13-Sep-08 23:49:31

there are 2 doctors at my surgery who are good, I will ask to see either one of those. Callum is crying again, going to tilt his cot to help with this cough!!

BlueBumedFly Sat 13-Sep-08 23:49:34

Sparky - LOL, perhaps they have a different twat you can see? Not laughing at the fact your DS was prem or has reflux, your post just struck me as funny. You said twat! >BBF is very tired and has a severe case of schoolgirl humour<

hope you get sorted soon.

FAQ - good news. My DD is now eating well on no meds but is still of a racing snake type build.

SparklyGothKat Sat 13-Sep-08 23:52:50

twat twat twat gringringrin

AbricotsSecs Sat 13-Sep-08 23:55:27

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HarryAndRon Sat 13-Sep-08 23:55:29

just a thought....the cough could be 'silent reflux'. you don;t have to be sicky to be refluxy, and silent reflux is where the stomach acids reflux up as far as the oesophegus (sp?) and then back down again, but it triggers the cough reflex....and a heartburn-like pain.

DD3 also suffered that, and she was in such pain for such a long time. gaviscon helped a little, but not enough to take the pain away. she seemed to live on calpol and nurofen for most of her babyhood!

there might be some herbal remedies now tho. i use to use teething granuals on DS2 and he never really suffered pain with his reflux, so I wonder if the cammomile helped.

BlueBumedFly Sat 13-Sep-08 23:55:30

grin ha ha ha ha ^I need some sleep^ becoming a bit manic!

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