I had two babies with acid reflux. Meds made a world of difference. I don't want to scare the crap out of you, but I do think you do need to know what can happen to an acid reflux baby. My friend C. had a baby with acid reflux. She did ask her doc for AR meds but her doc kept saying all babies reflux and wouldn't write the script. She asked her doctor at the 4wk appointment and the 8wk appointment. Both time, the doc wouldn't write the script. At 10wks her husband goes wake the baby, and she hears her husband scream. The baby is blue and not breathing. C is a nurse so she starts CPR while they wait for the ambulance, but its too late. The baby is dead. They initially called it SIDS but when they autopsy came back, his lungs were full of formula and they had necrotized from repeat aspiration of stomach acid and formula over the last 2 months. Untreated AR killed her baby. So please... take acid reflux seriously.
at 1:48 AM on Nov. 10, 2010