(Sacramento, CA, USA)
Our happy little Henry is just that-- a happy, happy baby.
People have remarked that he is the happiest baby they've seen! So that's why we didn't notice his silent acid reflux for months. We did notice that it was very difficult to get him to sleep, that he grunted and groaned on his back, and that he spit up sometimes, but our pediatrician told us that babies are noisy. Henry always smiled and laughed when he was awake and was gaining great weight.
Fast forward three months later and his symptoms became much worse. He would only sleep for an hour and a half without waking up unless we were holding him; he started coughing; and the worst part was that he started choking on his spit up.
We tried everything, smaller more frequent feedings, holding upright, you name it. We decided that it was time to try medicine and went to our pediatrician. She prescribed a PPI. The medicine worked fairly well. We did noticed less choking and coughing and improved sleeping. The problem was that I knew the medicine wasn't as effective as it could be. We could never dose it on an empty stomach as Henry doesn't ever seem to have an empty stomach--he often spits up hours after he has eaten. Timing the medicine was also a problem and he often had to fuss in hunger while we waited the 30 minutes the medicine needed to work.
Then I found TummyCare Max after doing my own research online. I ordered some and took it to my pediatrician to look over. She said it made sense and gave the all clear for us to try it.
It has been wonderful!
Henry (who is almost 5 months now) loves the taste and takes it very willingly. He no longer coughs or chokes (except on a rare occasion). His sleep has improved dramatically and I am no longer nursing him non-stop.
We have been very pleased with the product. It is so easy to use and easy to make! I also think it is more effective in general because we don't have to try to find a window when he has an empty tummy. We are hopeful that he won't need medicine much longer and that he will grow out of the reflux, but if we do need it much longer, I am thankful that we have a solution that works!
I just am so thankful for the product and so thankful my happy little guy is no longer choking, coughing, and losing out on precious sleep!
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