Contributed by M. C., February 2015.
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Infantreflux: Hi! THANK you for your doctor recommendation of Dr. Maria Perez – any updates? why is she good? Is she awful? Who else have you seen? THANKS.
M. C: Hi, we’ve seen another one before her, Dr Sunyro. He was awful.
Maria Perez is good but we’ve stopped seeing all GI docs and do natural remedies that help her so much more than any PPI.
infantreflux: Can you please write about it?
M. C: I’m sorry I don’t have time to write a long explanation, but we do also use GI encap like Christy. I put it in water and also add children’s digestive enzymes (integrative therapeutics similase jr).
I give her 1/2 cap of GI encap with 1/2 cap digestive enzymes, mixed with 1 oz of warm water and she drinks it after her morning breastfeeding.
She used to get that twice a day, for about 8 weeks, but now we only do once a day in the morning. Her stomach has improved so much and her reflux is so much better as well. I don’t have to hold her for 30-45 min after each feed, either, like I used to. I hold her for max 20 min, sometimes even just 15. She still sleeps elevated, but at about 25 degrees. She does throw up still, but not as much and also does not scream after throwing up, so it’s not painful for her anymore. She sleep great at night as well.
Infantreflux: Ok! how old was she when you started this? Did you take her off meds? When? When did you see an improvement? Did you start w/ that dose? Did you change your diet?
M. C: I tried changing my diet when she was very little and nothing helped, so I eat everything now, just nothing spicy. I also supplement with elecare. We took her off all meds around 6 months of and started natural remedies at almost 7 months. I started with that dose, but twice a day and moved to once a day about a week ago; she will be 9 months this week. She improved within 6 weeks of starting the GI encamp & enzymes.
Infantreflux: How long did you change your diet for? Why did you change it? Poops? Gas? Out of sheer desperation (i.e. poops were fine)? What were you monitoring as far as your diet change (again, poops or gas or skin or fussiness or pain?)?
M. C: She had awful gas, bad colic till 6 months of age and nonstop crying and I mean nonstop, no sleeping… She would sleep 6 hrs broken up in a 24 hr period till she was about 5.5 months! I cut out dairy very early on in my diet and was dairy free for a few months then I did the TED diet for a month and her gas was a bit better but still not great. She also gets priobiotics once a day in her bottle.
She still cries and whines but we figured now that she is a a high needs baby so that will continue for who knows how long but colic gas is all gone. Reflux 90% better, sleeping 90% better and poops regularly.
Infantreflux: ok I’m going to copy & paste this; THANK YOU! Not from ME, but from future mamas who need help!
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