Reflux redux 

I owe everyone a long update, I know. For the most part no news is good news. 

Rowan is still nursing with only one bottle per day. I may not have to pay cobra after all.  He’s over 10 pounds!

We did start him on Zantac. He was making throat clearing sounds, gagging, choking, arching while he nursed, and refluxing into his mouth frequently. 

I know some people will be disappointed that I didn’t try an elimination diet first. But to be honest, I just can’t. I’ve spent the better part of the last four months holding on for dear life. And at this point I just don’t have it in me to go chasing food intolerances that may or may not exist. If I want to keep breastfeeding this baby, we were either going to have to learn to live with the reflux, or try meds. I am hoping that after the last few months that nobody would consider me selfish for that choice. 

We are in New Bern this week, and rowan had had his first trip to the beach and to the pool. He slept for five hours straight the other night, which was a new record that has not been repeated. 

More updates coming soon. In the next few weeks lorelei starts kindergarten, rowan starts daycare, and I go back to work!

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