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<p>I am a total loss and hope some of you fellow SN mommas can help.  DS#3 has GERD (yes we have official diagnosis of it now for about 2 months).  Ped has us starting solids.  I make my own.  So far we have tried 3 things, and the only thing that has seemed to not cause an issue is about 1/4 tbsp of applesauce.  Banana's and rice have done nothing but end us up all night with a child screaming, tossing and turning in restless sleep, extremely gassy, back arching, neck arching, etc...  I think the only reason we didn't have an issue with applesauce is that we basically just gave him a taste of what was left over and there was almost nothing left.</p>
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<p>Basically, it seems any time we give him solids, he turns into his old self before they got the GERD under control in the hospital.</p>
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<p>This child wants to eat solid foods, will try to take it from your mouth....but I cannot do this any longer.  This GERD has me feeling like a total failure as a parent.</p>
 

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<p>OK, so I have a couple of questions.</p>
<p>1.  What meds is DS on, and when does he take them?</p>
<p>2.  How old is he?</p>
<p>3.  Are you BFing or FF?  If BFing, is there anything you can not eat (either becasue of your own diet or your DS's).</p>
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<p>Was his GERD diagnosed with a swallow study ro a pH probe?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>anj_rn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1283005/help-with-gerd-and-solid-foods#post_16089037"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>OK, so I have a couple of questions.</p>
<p>1.  What meds is DS on, and when does he take them?</p>
<p>2.  How old is he?</p>
<p>3.  Are you BFing or FF?  If BFing, is there anything you can not eat (either becasue of your own diet or your DS's).</p>
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<p>Was his GERD diagnosed with a swallow study ro a pH probe?</p>
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<p>1 - He is currently on Prevacid - 15 mg solutab dissolved in 5 ml water, and then he gets 1.5 ml of it.  He is on this two times a day.  When we were hospitalized for a week, we had just been on zantac and it had been upped to 1 ml 3x a day for about a week; proper to that it was .5ml 3x a day.</p>
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<p>2.  DS3 is currently 6 1/2 months old</p>
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<p>3.  It is sort of a hybred feeding because of his medical need.  He is nursed basically on demand, and I have to give him 6 (just moved down from 7 about 2-3 weeks ago) supplimental feeds a day.  These additional feeds are 30 cal/oz. so that he can do catch up growth/gain from loosing 2 lbs with pyloric stenosis and the development of GERD, which didn't allow him to do much more than gain that 2 lbs back.  Basically, the feeds are 2.5 oz each in general.  You take 4 oz expressed milk and add 1 scoop of powdered formula (we had used Human Milk Fortifier but the NICU LC came down and got everyone on the same page, as insurance wouldn't cover the amount we were going through at home).  The formula he does best on for the addition to the milk is the Sam's Club Gentlease...even the Similac Gentle causes him issues with increased spit up and a bit more colic symptoms.<br>
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<p>There is nothing in my diet that I cannot eat...we have tried elimination before we were hospitalized, but nothing worked.</p>
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<p>He was diagnosed with an Upper GI and symptoms.  </p>
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<p>By the time we were hospitalized, his arms and legs muscles were tight from keeping them scrunched up to his body for so long; he had no body fat; and he was always arching his back/neck and screaming.</p>
 
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