Megan - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Megan - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
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Toni - posted on 10/02/2009
my baby is 7 weeks now and he has reflux real bad hes bn 2 da ped and he is putting weight on at all he brings up just bout all his breastfeed feeds thn hes hungry again so gt 2 feed him again and man its tiring sumtys lol and ive tryed everyfink bt finding nufing is working at all so gud luck 2 u
Kira - posted on 10/01/2009
my 5 week old was diagnosed with reflux about 2 weeks ago! My son was spitting up all the time and losing weight so his doctor told me to give him a medicine he prescribed every 12 hours or twice a day as bottle actually says, add 1-2 tbs of baby cereal for every oz of formula in bottle and only 3-4 oz bottles at a time, sleep at an angle and hold him upright for 15-30 after a feeding. =/ I was so shocked to hear him say that..my 3 week old, acid reflux!!! =0
Karen - posted on 10/01/2009
Not sure if what my little guy has is reflux, but he was having a really rough time with spitting up and just overall misery. We've started letting him sleep in his car seat or bouncy seat and that has really helped him out. Again, though, may not have been reflux. Good luck!
Samantha - posted on 09/28/2009
when your baby is eating stop every oz of two to burp and let there stomach settle is what i was told and it seemed to help, and afterwards hold them up
Krystal - posted on 09/27/2009
My baby has it too. We were told to add 1 tsp. of rice cereal to every ounce of formula. It seems to help.
Robin - posted on 09/27/2009
My daughter also has this problem, her doctor hasn't said that's what it is, but I'm certain it is. I haven't changed what she eats, as she is a breastfed baby, but i do keep her propped up or hold her upright for at least 30 minutes and that seems to help, I have noticed though that she tends to do it more at night, not sure why. I hope this doesn't last long, cuz she shoots it our her nose and it scares me half to death everytime.
Kristie - posted on 09/27/2009
try the novalac, i just changed my daughter onto it and it is going good so far, keep them pright for about half an hour after a feed and i use a towel or something under the bassinet to keep them a bit upright when sleeping
Latoya - posted on 09/26/2009
my son devyon had the same problem also. i asked the pediatrician and she said it was perfectly normal for new babies to spit up (even up to their 1st birthday) If its more than a tablespoon then thats a problem. Your babies formula may need to be changed to something that is calmer on the stomach like isomil
Nikki - posted on 09/26/2009
YES! my son was born july 21st (2 weeks early) . well he started having reflux problems the same day he was born and it was happening right + left! same thing w/us the doc told me to constantly have him raised up . hold him for 30 minutes or so. and he's been on rice cereal since he was a week old. they said if it didnt get any better than they were gonna put him on zantac but so far he only has a attack as i call it because he like stops breathing when it comes up and i have to hurry up and suck his mouth out w/the syringe.
Zoe - posted on 09/25/2009
go to ur chemist they sell a product novalac it's formula for children they have a special baby formula for a child with reflux it works a charm my child uses the one for constipation.
Lisa - posted on 09/25/2009
My son spits up more than I'd like, but for now, we're just monitoring him. however, my nephew has GERD, which is very extreme acid reflux. My sister in law would have to cover the floor, her chair, herself, and the baby in towels because so much would come back up no matter what she did. I would first try a special formula ( if you're not breastfeeding. Mom's milk is always the best - even for reflux babies) such a allentium, or nutrimagen. Ask your baby's doc for any advice or reccomendations. The doc may even put your baby on a special order formula if he's really having problems. My nephew was on quite a few different meds, and none of them truly helped. He also ended up having to have asthma breathing treatments to open his airway because the passage became so inflamed. dr. said his airway was no bigger than a mechanical pencil lead at one point. He eventually had a stomach surgery which he will at some point have to have again. no telling how long the effects of the surgery will last - it could be 2 years, it could be 20, but he is going to have to do it at least one more time according to the doctor. He's doing well now, eating normally, sleeping and breathing just fine. his only restriction is that if he wants to drink any soda - which is a rare treat - it has to be completely flat and it can't be a lot.
Andrea - posted on 09/25/2009
My son has reflux. The doctor gave him baby zantac and I found that cereal in his bottle helps.
Jillian - posted on 09/25/2009
I'm trying the same thing - feeding him upright and keeping him upright! It seems like he's hungry all the time though and it makes sense since he spits up so much of his bottle. How much and how often are you feeding your LO?
Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009
my pedi is waiting to see how things go, because James is still gaining weight good, and the spitting up all the time doesn't seem to bother him much. We are doing the sitting upright after he eats thing, that seems to be helping, But if it gets worse, he is going to put him on zantac. Once a day drops.
Michelle - posted on 09/23/2009
my son is a refluxy bub, a midwife told me to feed him upright (whether breast or bottle..if breastfeeding have bub straddle your thigh so he or she is facing you) and don't burp them...if you let the milk settle the wind will come up on its own without the milk following...! i have found this has made a big difference, he still chucks up but nowhere near as bad as he was...good luck!!
Deanna - posted on 09/23/2009
I agree with Patrice. Mine said the same to me and has completely worked.
Stacie - posted on 09/23/2009
i believe my baby girl has the reflux too. I was just reading online about colic calm I am really thinking about getting it. It is also for babies with reflux. http://coliccalm.com/ this is the website check it out.
Patrice - posted on 09/22/2009
My daughter's pediatrician told me to have her sleep at a slight angle with her head up and also after eating let her sit up for at least 30-45 minutes. So far that's what I've been doing. Reflux happens because a flap over the stomach hasn't fully developed which helps keep food from coming back up. . he also stated that it will eventually go away but can last until the child is 1.
Jocelyn - posted on 09/22/2009
I think that you should ask the pediatrician, but I believe that they have a gas pill out for babies.