In my own hands
by Andrea K
(Las Cruces, NM)
Our daughter was diagnosed with reflux at about 8 weeks. We had been keeping her sleeping upright in her bouncer and elevated her head as much as possible because she had been vomiting so much since we brought her home. When that wasn't enough, the journey began.
I had gone to see the first pediatrician two times plus asked about reflux during her checkups.
She'll grow out of it.
Get a swing.
It's colic because she's angrier at night than the day time.
My question then was: But she's overeating. Stretch out her nursing's.
What???? I'm a first time mom with a hungry baby and you're telling me to make her wait?
No thank you!
The second pediatrician, along with a call to the on-call physician the night before, said it sounded like reflux. We started with Zantac and things immediately got better. Baby was sleeping well and eating well for about 2 weeks. Then she started to regress. One week later and we were back at the doctor's office.
He upped the prescription and we were good again for 2 weeks. Then we had to go back. This time we were told that we'd have to see a gastroenterologist. At this point, I was doing lots and lots of research and found that some moms were using OTC heartburn medication for their little ones. I was hoping for a prescription but got nothing.
Well, the GI I contacted couldn't see her until May so until then I'm supposed to be stuck with a baby in pain.
The third pediatrician went with the first. Keep her on her meds, do what you're doing, and I'll see you in two months.
The FOURTH pediatrician busted out his calculator and realized the Zantac was too low. So he upped it again. He also mentioned that maybe we could try something else (Hallelujah!) if it didn't work this time.
Well, 2 weeks go by, all is well, and then the regression starts...arching back, vomiting 5-10 times a day, spitting up in between, nursing for 1-2 hours straight, only sleeping if she's held...ugh!
I took matters into my own hands and started giving her beads from an OTC medicine with applesauce. Slowly but surely she quits vomiting so much, no more back arching, less spit up, nursing only when she's hungry and when she wants to cuddle, sleeping in her crib.
But, doing it that way is hard - you have to time things just so or the medication doesn't get to the gut and do it's job.
Then I find this website and order TummyCare Max. Now my baby is happy, active, and pain free. She sleeps well, she eats well, she's my baby again.
We still keep her head elevated but now it's more of a "just in case" instead of necessary precaution. I can't remember the last time she vomited. She barely spits up. This stuff is great.
My baby is thriving and it's because of TCMax. I hope that if you're out there deciding whether or not you need this that you give it a try. Believe that your baby can be helped and your sanity can be saved. My husband was extremely skeptical but he saw the pain in her disappear and how happy I was that she didn't have to live with this pain anymore.
She's teething now and I can't imagine her being in pain from reflux AND having a tooth coming in.
I tell people about this site and I wrote on here because reflux is terribly under-diagnosed. Often Zantac is so weight sensitive that most babies don't do well on it. If you're ready to help your family then start here. Do it because you want to help your baby, not because of our testimonials.
We have been there, sitting at the computer, wondering if we should pull the trigger and order some, hoping that this isn't some scam.
I assure you, it's not.
If you're not convinced, ask questions. Go to the Facebook page Fans of Marci-kids and ask other parents who've used this product. You deserve to know all sides of the story and your baby deserves to go a full day without crying, vomiting, screaming in pain.