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Probiotics, reflux, bad tummy... HELP!

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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Okay so here is the condensed version:
My youngest is a week shy of 7 months. I breast fed for two weeks and every time she ate she would projectile and cry until I fed her again. I put her on enfamil newborn and the crying stopped but the reflux and hard belly continued. We went to enfamil AR which helped tremendously. She would spit up occasionally still but was an amazing baby. Around 3 months her doctor addressed her muscle tone issue and had her checked for hip dysplasia. No hip dysplasia so she is in therapy (pt and dt) for her muscle tone. Since they started her symptoms are back BUT since she hit 6 months she is awful!! She is spitting up horribly again, horrible poop, hard tender belly, muscles are bad, etc. She fights eating and just cries. They doctors think she has silent reflux and we ate waiting to see a GI specialist. She can not tolerate any solids. I have given her rice, oatmeal, bananas, apples, peas and sweet potstoes. Her stomach is worse for wbout 3-4 days after that. I am thinking I should try a gentler formula and some probiotics? The OT suggested probiotics and says it helps some kids?
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SewingMamaLele
by Silver Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Sounds like she probably has some major allergies.   You can try soy formula, but talk to your doctor since you may want to go straight to hypoallergenic.

The symptoms while you were nursing*may* have been due to an allergy... but more likely it was due to a fast letdown.   If you're willing and she will still latch, you may think about relactating.   You may have to modify your diet to go that route.

Pro-biotics can definitely help... and have you thought about seeing a chiropractor?

addiesmommy1109
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM
We tried soy and she would not touch it. She took like two drinks and screamed and screamed and didn't eat until i gave her the other back. Breastfeeding again is not an option, with the medication I am taking. Our insurance will not cover a chiropractor. I am starting infant massage on her though. She has major reflux issues which is why she has the serious muscle issues. They were thinking she had CP for awhile


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Sounds like she probably has some major allergies.   You can try soy formula, but talk to your doctor since you may want to go straight to hypoallergenic.

The symptoms while you were nursing*may* have been due to an allergy... but more likely it was due to a fast letdown.   If you're willing and she will still latch, you may think about relactating.   You may have to modify your diet to go that route.

Pro-biotics can definitely help... and have you thought about seeing a chiropractor?


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SewingMamaLele
by Silver Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

If she won't take soy, she probably won't touch hypo-allergenic either... it's much more disgusting.  

Have you checked your med with dr hale?   Many more are safe than what drs/pharmacists will tell you.    Dairy can cause a lot of strange issues for babies... I would not be surprised if her muscle tone issues were connected.  

You can get dairy free donor milk, as well... but you'd have to find a really good, reliable donor... or someone with a huge backlog.   But, it's an option.  

Quoting addiesmommy1109:

We tried soy and she would not touch it. She took like two drinks and screamed and screamed and didn't eat until i gave her the other back. Breastfeeding again is not an option, with the medication I am taking. Our insurance will not cover a chiropractor. I am starting infant massage on her though. She has major reflux issues which is why she has the serious muscle issues. They were thinking she had CP for awhile


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Sounds like she probably has some major allergies.   You can try soy formula, but talk to your doctor since you may want to go straight to hypoallergenic.

The symptoms while you were nursing*may* have been due to an allergy... but more likely it was due to a fast letdown.   If you're willing and she will still latch, you may think about relactating.   You may have to modify your diet to go that route.

Pro-biotics can definitely help... and have you thought about seeing a chiropractor?



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addiesmommy1109
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM
I'm on depo which I'm sure is fine, but im also taking Paxil ( says not to breastfeed and use), and will be starting thyroid meds for hashimotos (sp?) in a week or two. We have no donor banks around here.... Maybe by the city which would be 2-3 hours... So it has to be formula... I'm just wondering if anyone has used probiotics for something like this before and if it helped


Quoting SewingMamaLele:

If she won't take soy, she probably won't touch hypo-allergenic either... it's much more disgusting.  

Have you checked your med with dr hale?   Many more are safe than what drs/pharmacists will tell you.    Dairy can cause a lot of strange issues for babies... I would not be surprised if her muscle tone issues were connected.  

You can get dairy free donor milk, as well... but you'd have to find a really good, reliable donor... or someone with a huge backlog.   But, it's an option.  

Quoting addiesmommy1109:

We tried soy and she would not touch it. She took like two drinks and screamed and screamed and didn't eat until i gave her the other back. Breastfeeding again is not an option, with the medication I am taking. Our insurance will not cover a chiropractor. I am starting infant massage on her though. She has major reflux issues which is why she has the serious muscle issues. They were thinking she had CP for awhile





Quoting SewingMamaLele:

Sounds like she probably has some major allergies.   You can try soy formula, but talk to your doctor since you may want to go straight to hypoallergenic.

The symptoms while you were nursing*may* have been due to an allergy... but more likely it was due to a fast letdown.   If you're willing and she will still latch, you may think about relactating.   You may have to modify your diet to go that route.

Pro-biotics can definitely help... and have you thought about seeing a chiropractor?





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aimesnyc
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I haven't used probiotics for that specific issue, but my son was taking them regularly for a while because he was on antibiotics every day for about 6 months and there were no negative side effects.  We got Biogaia infant drops.  They are about $30 a bottle, and you give the baby 5 little drops a day (which you can put in one of their bottles or even directlyin the mouth).  Your pharmacy probably won't have them when you walk in, but I've never had a problem asking a pharmacy to order it - depending on the pharmacy's supplier, they should get it by the next day at the latest. :)

amy1763
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

 I agree. Sounds like there may be some serious allergies. My kids dont have any but my youngest dd has belly issues. The probiotics made her vomit so I buy the smoothie with probiotics in it, she loves it. She is 16 months old

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