My TED Story: How We Beat Acid Reflux!
My baby had bad acid reflux (and I suspect esophagitis). It was so painful, he refused to eat every time I tried to feed him. He would only eat when sleeping, or at the end of the day when he was so starving, the hunger pain hurt more than the reflux pain. He developed a breast aversion from the pain while nursing, and I had to pump and bottle feed. He refused every bottle. I was lucky to get 12 oz a day into him, which is half of what a healthy baby eats. Every day was a fight to keep him hydrated because he wasn’t drinking enough fluids. He wasn’t getting enough calories either, obviously, and fell from 88th percentile for weight to the 38th percentile.