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Old 02-05-2011, 09:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i am referring to gastroesophaegal reflux. just wondering if anyone has had experience with this. from what i've read it seems to be pretty common and something that infants just outgrow. i just feel bad for ds with all his grunting. the only thing that seems to give him relief is laying on his stomach which is, i guess, a big no-no. even more for him because he's only a month old preemie. he's perfectly fine during the day when i'm carrying him in the sling, it's just that as soon as he's laid flat in his crib at night he's uncomfortable. we do cosleep some, but it's not always possible. just looking to hear from someone who's lo went through this and grew out of it just fine or any other experiences or tips. TIA!!

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Old 02-07-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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My daughter had it and outgrew it.  We got a wedge for her to help prop her up in the crib, and we held her upright after feedings and always carried her upright.  If it is really bad, and your baby is in a lot of pain or losing weight because of it, there are medications that can be given.  Have you talked to the pediatrician about it?

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