Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Where Is My Magic Wand?

Gemma and I are still struggling with her having reflux. It really makes feeding and sleeping both extra difficult and that is saying a lot considering eating and sleeping make up the majority of our day.

We are headed back to the doctors today to try and get something figured out. If only I could just wave a wand and make it better.


  1. That stinks! Spencer had a lot of trouble with reflux and the one thing that helped a lot was keeping her elevated for 15-20 mins after she finished eating. It was a pain in the butt, especially at 3am, but it was better than cleaning up pukiness at 3:15am. I hope the dr. has some good advice. She is too adorable!!

  2. Sam is still having reflux issues at three months. It's really frustrating when they are so tiny. Once I took a gander at the huge list of foods that can cause reflux for breastfed babies, I was discouraged. I mean, really, it would've been faster to just write a list of stuff that doesn't cause reflux.
    Milk. Bread. Done.

    Anyway. I am by no means a pro at this whole thing, but we find that keeping him "up" a little after he eats helps. Putting him down to sleep right after makes it worse. I know it's easier said than done. Try keeping a newborn awake during a feeding, right? It will get easier, though. I hope that much is at least encouraging.

    Congrats. She's beautiful and even I am jealous of that pretty hair.

  3. have you talked to your dr about getting her some zantac drops? all 4 of my kids had reflux...but they were formula fed (cant breastfeed cause of meds i take) and when we switched their formula they got better...i dont know what to say cause obviously you cant switch milk! :) but i know my kids responded to zantac ask the dr...i love her hair! she is gorgeous! you are doing great!