TummyCare Max Saved Our Family
by Kristen Ragucci
My first little refluxer, Vanessa, improved on Pepcid, so I thought it would be easy enough if our next baby had infant GERD as well. Boy was I wrong!
Julia was born only 10 months after Vanessa, and immediately displayed all of the classic infant GERD symptoms. Our GI evaluated Julia at 2 weeks old and immediately put her on an elemental formula and Pepcid like her sister. She seemed to improve for a few days, then back to screaming, arching, and NO sleep longer than 15 minutes around the clock. It was heartbreaking. Our GI upped her dose a small bit, which did nothing. It was very clear to me that Julia needed a stronger medicine, but the doctor would not prescribe a PPI for her.
No one seemed concerned and we were constantly told that "since she was gaining weight, she was fine." We knew better!
I was exhausted. My husband was exhausted. My 11 year old was exhausted. And I felt guilty that I could not spend enough time bonding with Vanessa who had just turned one year old. It was the worst few months of our lives.
When Julia was 6 months old, I had almost lost hope. I had convinced our GI to let us try Omeprazole, and we gave Julia the capsule beads with applesauce, timed around meals. It helped her a little, but she was still in a lot of pain. I finally decided I would try TummyCare Max. I was SO nervous because it seemed that EVERY product we have tried with her gave her a rash, tummy problems, or flared the reflux.
In my Babycenter support group, I kept seeing other moms write, "I wish I would have tried TummyCare Max sooner." I was hoping that would be how I felt! AND IT IS!!!
Within two days, it was obvious TummyCare Max was helping her. Within one week, we had a new baby. People actually started commenting that we were so lucky to have such an easy baby! She began to sleep so much better, and smiled and played all day long. It is so amazing to see my three daughters finally able to bond with each other, and my husband and I are able to enjoy the baby stage instead of wishing it would pass.
TummyCare Max has truly saved my family.