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When did your baby no longer need reflux medication?
1 year old still on high dose


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#1 Feefifofum

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

My baby has just turned one (oh my goodness!) and has been on a high dosage of Losec for reflux from just a few months old. She takes 2.5 ml three times a day. I can't reduce it! She's eating lots of solids, and I thought this'd help control the reflux, but every time I try to cut back even a few mls, within a few days she's refluxing, crying and having trouble sleeping again.

When and how have you weaned your bubs off reflux medications? I'm booked to see her paed again, but it's not for another month, and I really thought we'd be past this by now. Just as well she loves her medication!

#2 Sloane Peterson

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

Interested to hear people's responses here - I;m currently weaning my 18 month old off losec - she has been on 10mg for a long while due to failure to thrive - paed has advised to cut down to 5mg daily to see how she goes. So far so good....

My DS was also on losec but didnt need it beyond about 6-7 months once solids were established so am hopeful that DD will be OK without it.

#3 Sloane Peterson

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

Interested to hear people's responses here - I;m currently weaning my 18 month old off losec - she has been on 10mg for a long while due to failure to thrive - paed has advised to cut down to 5mg daily to see how she goes. So far so good....

My DS was also on losec but didnt need it beyond about 6-7 months once solids were established so am hopeful that DD will be OK without it.

#4 ~ky~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

My DS was just over 12 months when I could stop his medications. He went from needing them one day to not the next - it was like his little body matured overnight.

#5 LemonPie

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

Weaned bubba around 8 months off the losec. Cut the dose to half over a month or so and on an adhoc basis 'forgot' to give her the dose occasionally and petered out from there.

Good luck x

#6 threetimesblessed

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

We tried to wean DS2 off Losec many times eg. 6 months, 9 months, 12 months etc.
Eventually came off Losec at 28 months.
Now aged 4 and he has been back on med since August this year.

If she is visibly refluxing, not sleeping etc. when you reduce the dosage then I would leave it until you see your paed.
Have you heard of RISA? They have been a great support to me and their site has lots of helpful advice.


#7 Carmen02

Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

DS was 18mths, he is now 2 and is doing well without it original.gif

#8 MissM86

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

DD was 12 months when we could stop her Nexium (Losec was ineffective). We weaned her off it gradually. She began throwing up again but it didn't bother her so we rode out the mess. At 15 months she is now fine.

#9 Feefifofum

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the replies! It's good to know that being on the drug at 12 months is not uncommon, and there's hope yet!

#10 ILFC

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

2years for my ds. Dd is only six months, so I'm sure she will be the same.

#11 ozbilby

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

DD1 was 11 months and easily weaned. Each week we cut down her meds by half and observed her response.

DD2 on the other hand is 15 months and we have been unable to wean her. A month ago we had a ph probe done and she refluxed 176 times in 21 hours, the longest episode lasted 38 minutes sad.gif. She will be going for a reflux operation called a Nissens fundoplication in January.




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