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Help with Digestion Issues

Hi Moms, I need some help for my little boy. For the past two weeks he has had a cold/infection (stuffy nose, cough, etc). It runs for a couple of days, gets better, and then comes back. At the same time he is having some digestion issues, mainly diarrhea. He has not had a solid bm in 2 weeks. On doctors orders, we fed him nothing but formula, pedialyte, rice cereal and bananas for days. Not helping. Do you have any of your own ideas on how to treat this chronic diarrhea? We need it to stop as we can not give him antibiotics for the...


Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas-...

Acid Reflux & GERD

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Acid Reflux - Gerd in Moms!

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if any other moms have had acid reflux or GERD after pregnancy? I had very mild heartburn 3 years ago when I was pregnant, and none (so I thought) afterwards. However, several months ago, I noticed frequent reflux, and my physician said that pregnancy can sometimes weaken the esophageal valve that prevents that. Anyone else with similar experieneces? Thanks! D.


Bowel Movements

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Baby Has Hard Bowel Movements

I have a happy one year old daughter who has always had problems with harder than normal bowel movements. When she was just a few months old we had to put her on sorbital(sugar water). I hated having to do this and started feeding her prunes and other foods that I thought would help. She's now drinking milk and it's gotten worse. She's not constipated she actually goes 4-5 times a day, but it's in rabbit pellet form. I hate to be so blunt, but I'm hoping that someone has some ideas on how to cure this without over-the-counter meds. I...


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Infant Does Not Burp

Hello! I am not sure if I should be concerned, but my three week old does not burp. He's only burped three times in the past few weeks - and that was on his own. He is fed breastmilk from a bottle. I am wondering if this is something any have encountered and if I should even worry about it! He seems to get fussy a few times a day - sometimes inconsolable - and am wondering if this is a tummy ache due to not burping during feedings. Thanks!


Getting a Burp

I have a 4 week old who is breastfed. I have a very difficult time getting...


Getting Him to Burp

Ok, so I have a 4month son who I often nurse to sleep. My problem is that...

Celiac Disease

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Daughter with Celiac

We recently found out my 10 year old daughter has celiac and changing our home to Wheat & Gluten free has proved itself more difficult then I thought! Anyone with advice on how to make this transition easier on all of us would be great. Also looking for a celiac support type group that focuses on children


Celiac or Crohn's

So my daughter finally got to see a pediatric gastroenterologist who told me...


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14-Month-old Is Constipated

My 14-month-old son is constipated a few times a week. I have been in contact a few times with the pediatrician's office and am doing everything I can. This started when he was switched over from formula to whole milk. Also, he does not drink much water. I am always forcing it on him, but he won't drink much. I give him prunes or blueberries to eat, make his baby cereal with prune juice, give him whole grain foods, etc. I also water down his milk and occasionally put Karo syrup in his milk. He still has problems with constipation. ...


Son Is Constipated

Hi, I was just wondering what I should do if my 6 month old is constipated....


Baby Is Constipated

My baby boy is almost 14 months, just three weeks ago he started whole milk,...

Crohn's Disease or Colitis

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Breastfeeding with Crohn's

Hi, I am curious if anyone breastfed while having Crohn's disease. My OBGYN/Peditrican think it isn't a good idea b/c of the medication that I am taking. Supposably it is okay to take Lialda while pregnant but not breastfeeding. I was just curious if anyone did and the name of the doctor that ok'd it.


Crohn's Disease Help

I am on a mission for my big sister who has a VERY severe case of crohn's...


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Diarrhea - What to Do

Hi- My daughter is 10 months old and has diarrhea ever since we were at the doctors office for her check-up a week and a half ago. She did not receive any vaccines however, she did receive her first dose of the flu shot. She has no other signs of being sick, ie; no fever, still eating well and over all good spirits. I am not sure what to do. She is eating table food in addition to being breast fed four times a day. Any suggestions about what to do would be great. Thank you!!

Gag Reflex

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Medicine past Gag Reflex

My DS has strept throat. He has a very sensitive gag reflex. Taking/giving antibiotics has been very difficult. Anyone have advice on how to get past the gag? The syringe does not work, letting him control the rate doesn't help, and hiding it in food/drinks is out. Pretty much have to keep him from gagging by yelling "swallow!" "now drink some water!". It distracts him enough past the gag reflex. Thanks in advance for your help.

Gall Bladder & Colon

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Sludge in Gall Bladder

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with sludge in their Gall Bladder. I just found out that I have this problem. I had an attack at 2am the other morning so I called my Gastro Dr. and he schedule an ultrasound which confirmed it was my gall bladder. So now my Dr. advised that I should have it removed. I am not sure if it is time for this to be done. I feel that my problems are not that severe but at the same time, I not sure that I want to wait until the get severe. Having to go through the pain that I had the other...


Gall Bladder Surgery

Have any of you developed gall stones during pregnancy and had your gall...

Gas & Gas Drops

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Gas in Atlanta

Ladies for those living in Atlanta you know the gas situation it is driving me out of my mind.....Anyone can tell me where to find gas in Atlanta or near Atlanta? We are willing to travel to get some gas for our cars,,,,,,,,HELP


Speaking of Gas...

....anyone notice the drop in gas prices like I did today in Pittsburgh?


Reflux and Gas

Any ideas for formula recommendations/experiences for a 6 week old with gas...


Niece Has Gas

My niece is 4 days old. She is having terrible gas. What do you suggest we...

Heart Burn

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Heart Burn as a Sign of Pregnancy?

So my hubby and I are finally ready to try for baby #3 and with using an ovulation kit i ovulated last mon or tues. We had sex those days so now I'm just waiting until next week to take a test if my period doesn't show. So on Sunday and Monday this week I have had mild heart burn and I've been really really moody. Now I have never ever had heart burn until I got pregnant with my first and again with my second. But I only got it once i was about 6 months and on with both. So my question is could the heart burn be because I am pregnant? Can...


Nausea & Heartburn

I had nausea and heartburn all last week. My heartburn was all in the mid...

Spitting Up

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Awful Spit Up

I have a 15 week old who is always spitting up. She is a happy spitter and gaining weight so my ped is not doing anything about it. She is only formula fed (but spit up breast milk before I stopped nursing) and takes 4-5 oz every 3 hours...she spits up the entire time she is not eating or sleeping....and I keep her still, burp, upright...She is my third baby and by far the easiest, but her and I are have to change our clothes many times during the day....any suggestions? THANK YOU!


Throw up or Spit Up?

I have a three month old who just started throwing up (spitting up) after he...


Lots More Spit Up

My four month old has been spitting up a TON lately. He always spit more...


Excessive Spit Up

My 11 week old son is suddenly spitting up - a lot! Sometimes it seems like...


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Where Is My Pee?

So I had stomach flu Tuesday-Wednesday. Starting Wednesday night I was re-hydrating. I knew I was dehydrated because my back muscles were spasming. All day Thursday I drank as much water as I could. This morning, still drinking. I've only peed like four times since Wednesday. And I'm 32 weeks pregnant, so this isn't normal. I was peeing like ALL the time. When I do pee, it's like... trickle... and that's lame. This morning my pee was bright orange, even though I've been drinking a lot. What the heck? Where is my pee, and what...


Pee-pee on Clothes

I'm having trouble getting the pee-pee accidents out of the clothes and bed...


Protein in the Urine

I seem to be having a rough time with this pregnancy, even though I feel...


Blood in Urine

Hello. I keep getting blood in my urine. I have been to the doctor twice...


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Cleaning up Vomit

dd vomited on the couch, its leather so not really a big deal till you add the fact the the cushions were off, i have a piece of carpet on top of the hideabed to make sitting on it less saggy, so that plus the hideabed mesh and the bamboo floor got a good layer of vomit on it. whilst cleaning i got to thinking how do other mothers clean up vomit? is my method a good one or am i doing it the hard way? so share your vomit cleaning methods and list any alternative names you use for vomiting (to make things interesting) we use puke, hork...


Vomiting with Strep

I posted a question about 3 weeks ago now about my child having strep. Well...


Throw up or Spit Up?

I have a three month old who just started throwing up (spitting up) after he...