by Kelley Crawford
I am a Mother of a 16 month old baby girl with moderate to severe acid reflux. She underwent various tests when she was just 6 weeks old to confirm her condition.
It was then that discovered I had a baby who wouldn't sleep, who screamed and arched her back at every feeding. I had a baby, who had to be monitored (and still does) for apnea episodes because she has stopped breathing before.
None of the medications that we tried worked for her. My Daughter has never spit up, ever. She has a form of reflux known as silent reflux. The acid comes up into her esophagus burning it, and instead of her spitting up, which is incredibly painful in itself, she swallows it, so it burns going back down too.
Many times as Parents we are our child's only advocate. They cannot tell us what hurts or how much it hurts, other than to scream and cry out in pain. Have you ever been in that amount of pain where it takes your breath away? Where your eyes widen and all you can do is scream out from the piercing shock that you feel in your body? As a parent, watching this happen to your baby is an incredibly heartbreaking feeling to experience.
You are helpless.
Your child looks to you to be their savior, and you can't do anything to help them.
I can’t tell you how many times I would just hold her and cry along with her, feeling so incredibly helpless.
We did all of the standard things that you would do for a reflux baby. Keep them elevated at all times, we tried various medications, new formulas, thickening bottles, etc. But even with all of those measures in place, she still was not a happy baby. The medications did not seem to be as effective as they should have been.
In doing my own research, beyond what the Doctors were telling us, I came across many parents who had been having great success by using TummyCare Max. We began using TummyCare Max with my daughter's medication when she was about 3.5 months old.
The difference was amazing!
I saw my daughter smile for the very first time.
She didn't hurt anymore. It was such a gratifying experience to know that I had helped to relieve her pain; that this one product had helped to relieve her pain. The combination of the TummyCare Max with her medication provides the relief that her medication in any other form could never do.
This has been the ONLY thing that has made her pain-free. We are now expecting baby number two, and feel like we have the power if our next little one is also diagnosed with reflux.
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