Patient Comments: GERD in Infants and Children - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your infant's or child's GERD?

Comment from: Mansi, (Caregiver) Published: March 17

My one year old daughter is having lot of gulping sounds. Moreover she suffered a lot of choking problem also since she was born. As a result she is underweight at 7.8 kg only whereas she was born good 3.2 kg.

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Comment from: Zoey2012, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 17

I go to a chiropractor and when my baby had GERD my chiropractor did an adjustment on him, once a week for 4 weeks and my baby is fine. It got better with each adjustment. I know it sounds crazy but, it worked.

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Comment from: dixidegirl2, 0-2 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

My 5 week old baby also has the acid reflux. I have tried gripe water, putting cereal in the bottles, changing the formula several times and nothing seems to work. The doctor put her on prevacid and it doesn't seem to work either. I feed her in small amounts (2oz) at a time and she still suffers with vomiting, hiccups, choking. The choking is the scariest part. Next is the GI testing. I too am hoping they have an answer.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

Please don't put your children with gerd or any other gastrointestinal problem on any drugs like prevacid etc. The best way to control the problem is to monitor the intake of acidic foods that your child is eating. So little is known about eating right these days. It is all based on what tastes good not what is good for you. A highly acidic diet will have you ending up with all kinds of digestive problems. It breaks my heart that this is happening to young children and babies. Change their way of eating and make life easier for them. There are many programs out there such as Great taste no Pain that will help you understand the need for a balanced alkaline and acid intake. Pray this will help someone.

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Comment from: busymumto5, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 30

My son is 10 weeks old and has been having these GERD symptoms since birth; he was started on zantac, and so far he seems to be doing better; he isn't projectile vomiting, gasping for air or choking, he doesn't cry with feedings anymore; seems more relaxed during feeds. He is still crying erratically though, he needs my arms almost all day, BUT he sleeps all night!

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Comment from: 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 08

My daughter has had GERD symptoms since birth. It started with foamy spit up, severe gagging, and choking at night and with feedings. She has been on Zantac twice a day, but it doesn't seem to be enough. She is still making gulping sounds, and stays congested with rattled breathing and cough. She is also on Singulair and after EGD and pH probe she is on EleCare and Nexium and is possibly suffering from food allergies. This is my fourth child and none of my other children went through this. It is very scary.

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Comment from: pnich, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 26

All three of my children had and still have GERD. No specialist has helped. All had feeding problems, reswallowing, back arching, persistent crying, choking, persistent cough, restless light sleeping...

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