My youngest daughter is 5 1/2 months old (born at term, 7lbs 2 oz. 21"), has been on Prevacid since she was roughly 2 months old for reflux symptoms - I finally figured out that I believe she has Sandifer syndrome - pretty classic - head tilting, seizure-like spasms, tears in eyes, some pathetic-sounding crying, and we've done the video EEG and it's normal. I was breast feeding her until age 5 months and then had to stop - we're now feeding her formula exclusively and adding cereal to it at each feeding to help keep it down. She is now having roughly 5-7 "episodes" per day - this is on the prevacid. Does anyone have any advice for how to help her? She is now vomiting more than ever and the episodes cause her to sleep A LOT - probably 16-18 hours a day. I'm worried she'll fall behind due to the constant sleeping and all the time we have to have her spend on her wedge in an attempt to help her out. Also, are there early warning signs of autism that I should begin to look for at this age or do they only appear later in life?
Thank you for any help/advice!