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GERD Solid Foods/Constipation
my 6 months old son was diagnosed with severe Acid Reflux at 3 weeks. He is currently still on Prevavcid as I took him of the reglan at age 5 month. He is thriving, but suffers from chronic constipation, he had trouble with this while he was just on similac alimentum and now while he is on solid foods. He sneezes a lot and has itchy eyes. Could he be more allergic to oatmeal or to pears? I have tried giving him prune puree which he enjoys, he does have daily bowel movements but very hard.
Should I avoid oatmeal and or cereals all together, or could the fruits cause an allergic reaction? I don't give him any bananas, he also did have a strange reaction on apples, so I stopped those as well.
Help please, my pediatrician is really useless.
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168348 tn?1379360675
My son was very similar but could eat the pears.  We added mega mylanta at our GI's advice and that helped with the constipation.  Many refluxers have hard poops :(

He could be allergic to the foods you describe.  Tough to tell .. maybe try rice and slowly reintro the next foods and my son had issues with prune juice .. too tough on him and caused eczema of all things!

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306245 tn?1244388567
why not ask to be referred to an allergist. sometimes allergies don't show up in young kids,. but if it is severe enough they will they also can do a blood test to show allergies
I guess we are lucky Chris doesn't have hard stools, he is also 5 years old. I would be very careful about giving him "prunes" or anything that helps soften his stools. he may become dependant on it.  
I can't say if this is normal for acid reflux or not. Chris doesn't really have acid reflux but needs to have previcaid 2 times aday. (almost adult strength) due to his narrowing of his throat.
Good luck and I hope you can find out his issues
I hope his doctor will learn also to listen to mom
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Thanks he is doing much better. Now I just need to solve the "sleep issue" any pointers on that?
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306245 tn?1244388567
What are the sleep issues, not sleeping, try to put a tape recordng of your voice next to him so he can drift off hearing your voice also try something that you wear to sleep with him. my oldest 17 years had to sleep with my nightgown. he smelled me and was comfortable knowing mommy was around. if he is constipated he might not feel good and his poor tummy might hurt it could be several reasons for not sleeping
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Thanks Michelle.
He goes to sleep after being nursed no problem, but then he keeps on waking up 3- 4 times a night. Even if he sleeps with me, I have to get up and walk with him until he falls back asleep.
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When my son would wake up when he was with us in the bed, then I knew it was reflux.

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Antacids cause chronic constipation because he isn't absorbing all the nutrients.  The formula he gets is very sugary which is bad for reflux itself, and bad for the immune system...which causes it to weaken.  Boost his vitamin C intake for allergies to the point where it's an anti-inflammatory ( start with about 1/8 a tsp per day in juice).  Also the juice will help with bowel movements.  Digestive enzymes help with reflux...I give my daughter vegetable enzymes during her meals when I notice she's having a bad day with reflux.
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