The information we gleaned from using Baby Insights has been amazing! We found it to be extremely useful because it helps us remember what occurred last week, yesterday or even one hour ago. These early days with the baby are definitely hazy and we felt very fortunate to have Baby Insights step in and help us with our memories. We were able to:
Mother: Kristen (SAHM/Web Designer)
Kristen and Ken’s Story
Ken and Kristen recently had their first baby together. Kristen’s older child is in first grade and keeping up with a kid who is six years older than her newborn, means she has to switch between newborn mommy-brain to elementary school kid mommy-brain often.
When Elise was about 2 weeks old, Kristen started using Baby Insights to keep track of when Elise was eating and for how long. As the weeks went on, they realized that Elise had acid reflux. The pediatrician asked them to keep track of when and how often she got sick to help determine whether she needed to go on medication to reduce the pain and occurrence of the reflux.
The days were full of worry and lack of sleep for both Ken and Kristen as they tried to figure out why Elise kept spitting and throwing up. Using the breastfeeding log and comments section in Baby Insights, they were able to track each time she fed and log whether or not she had a reaction. They quickly saw a trend that her reflux always occurred during the early evening hours. This knowledge allowed them to be prepared and not shocked by all of the vomit! It also allowed them to warn anyone who watched Elise during those hours, such as a sitter or her grandmother, of a potential reflux occurrence.
When their pediatrician asked them to keep track of whether the reflux increased or decreased over time, a quick skim of the breastfeeding report, allowed them to see that the reflux was getting worse. This information helped them make the hard decision of whether to put her on Zantac®. They continue to log her success on the medication by tracking any occurrence of the reflux. So far, so good!