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weaning a reflux baby - what to expect?

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PurpleDana Tue 21-Jan-14 15:48:52

My dd is turning 5 months so I'm just preparing for weaning. While I'm getting info and advice about which foods and how to do it, I would also really like to know what to expect reflux wise. I know reflux tends to settle once weaning is established, but should I expect some lovely colourful sick in the meantime???
Advice from those that have been there would be really great :-)

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 21-Jan-14 20:59:29

Just bumping for you smile

oadcb Tue 21-Jan-14 21:01:45

We waited til 6 mths and did blw. It went OK. She was still sick til 14mths though.

jane1995 Wed 22-Jan-14 09:51:11

ds has been alot better with his reflux since weaning, used to be on gaviscon 4 times a day and now only 1, and hes hardly ever sick (when he is its only after milk never after solids)

MrsJ12 Wed 22-Jan-14 15:43:26

We ended up being advised to wean early at about 5.5mths due to reflux and drop in weight.

Did mix of blw and some purees. It took a while to get him to take much so don't be put off and stick with it. Now he loves his food (8mths now).

His reflux is a lot better then it was, although he is still sick but it does tend to be more after his milk feeds. I still religiously make him sit up after feeding which I think helps.

Good luck

MilkRunningOutAgain Wed 22-Jan-14 22:55:05

My dd had silent reflux and wasn't gaining weight quickly enough, she hated milk and it was so hard to get her to feed. She loved weaning and was really enthusiastic and it was great fun because of this. Her reflux improved rapidly and she put on loads of weight. She stopped drinking milk completely at around 8 months, so gave lots of yogurt and cheesy sauces and rice pudding, home made without much sugar, it was such all such a relief. She is now 7, absolutely fine, and has even been drinking milk again these last few years.

Cornwall73 Thu 30-Jan-14 06:15:53

Watching this thread with interest! Our twins have reflux, DS worse than DD, and are on Nutramigen1 as it is suspected milk allergy related. They have never had weight issues and like their milk though.

They are 5.5mths and I am hoping that solids will make a difference. Reflux with two of them means a lot of wet clothes and muslins!

Straitjacket Thu 30-Jan-14 06:25:36

We started BLW at about 6 months and he was never sick after food, but continued to bring up milk although it slowly got better until it completely stopped when he was about 12-14 months old.

TwelveLeggedWalk Thu 30-Jan-14 06:31:12

In our case, a lot less sick but a certain fussiness about chewy textures in particular, which has deceloped into a general fussiness of the unfamiliar.

34PinkLadyApple Mon 03-Feb-14 11:36:09

My dd is 6 months this week. She has reflux and we started weaning two weeks ago as i just felt it was time to try. Sick increased slightly i would say during the first week but is settling down a bit now. Avoid banana as this is very vomit inducing. I since found out it causes bad indegestion in adults so makes sense its bad for reflux babies. Ive started today giving her porridge about hour and half after morning feed a d a veg puree at 5pm. Shes still drinking four 7/8 oz bottles at the moment but i guessing this will decrease soon? Hoping her reflux continues to settle down too.

Cornwall73 Wed 05-Feb-14 16:38:43

Thanks. I have started too. DS has much worse reflux than DD but he just doesn't want to know about food. I have tried them separately on banana (oops didn't know it was hard to digest), carrot and butternut squash this past week. DD will at least try it and opens her mouth for food but DS still has the tongue reflex and pushes the spoon out. I have tried dipping his hand in the food and letting him lick instead and he is really not keen. Like yours he downs his bottles but food does not seem to be to his liking! We are only doing food once a day and I normally mix it with 1oz of formula so it is very wet. I either do it 1hr after the first feed of the day, after the 10am bottle if we have not gone out or after the 2pm feed.

Will try pear next, see how that goes down.

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