Hello all, I've only posted to this board a few times, I usually post on May 2013. I'm here because I'm looking for someone who has experience with this. My DD is almost 14 months and we've had tons of eating/drinking issues with her. She started refusing a bottle at 4 months and still isn't eating solids well. Over the last month or so we've seen a tiny
amount of progress with a straw cup but at most she'll drink 1.5 ounces a
day (toddler formula, won't take WCM or BM). We started DD on Zantac at
3 months and last month we switched to Prevacid but she is still having
reflux symptoms and Prevacid is supposed to completely stop it.
tried offering more food and less boob and it really isn't furthering
her progress. We've also left her for 9+ hours on several occasions with
my MIL and she'll barely eat or drink anything so we finally went to a
speech language pathologist. The SLP said she didn't see an oral-motor
issues but it was very obvious that she had a major oral aversion. After
discussing DD's health history, nursing and eating habits the SLP came
to the conclusion that DD may have GI issues from severe reflux. She was
concerned about esophageal erosion and spoke to our doctor to get us a
referral for a GI specialist at Children's.
I guess the point of
this post is to ask if any other reflux mamas have had feeding issues
(minor or extreme) or if anyone has had experience with esophageal
erosion. We couldn't get an apt until early August but our SLP did let
us know that if they couldn't figure out what the issue was at the
initial apt, they may want to put DD under general anesthesia so they
can insert a camera and look at her throat and GI tract. Obviously I'm
hoping and praying we don't have to do that.