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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Acid Reflux in Babies

We recently found out that our lil guy has acid reflux. He doesn't have it too bad, which is good, but because it is a mild case it was kind of scary for us at the beginning. You see, most babies that have acid reflux spit up all the time. Our lil guy never spit up, instead he would just gag and choke a lot. It was never so bad that he couldn't breathe, but it sure was scary when he would start gagging over and over again. Aside from the gagging and choking he had other symptoms that are common with acid reflux: frequent sneezing, frequent coughing, frequent hiccups, a stuffy nose, etc. The pediatrician gave us some medicine to give him and it has been such a big difference. All the symptoms went away immediately and he is now so much more content after eating. He is now almost 6 weeks old and is 10 lbs 10 oz. He has started to react to lights and sounds a ton and every now and then gives us an occasional smile that melts our hearts!!

2 comments:

kjames106 said...

Awww, what a sweet boy. The smile will get ya every time!! Sorry to hear he has reflux, sounds like you guys are doing really well with it! That's always good. The more peaceful your house is, the more peaceful he will be! I totally believe that!

The Sturgills said...

I just wanted to comment (even though you don't know me). My daughter had reflux too and it was the "silent" kind - no spitting. It was amazing what a difference the Prevacid made. Glad you got it worked out!