Andrea - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi. My 15 week old suffers from bad reflux and has been put on ranitidine twice daily. The doctor also recommended 1 tb of rice cereal twice daily and some formula mixed with breast milk. The thinking behind this is that it will add weight to his stomach and won't be as easy to regurgitate.
This seems to be working as he is puking and gagging less but he seems to be more and more constipated going sometimes 5 days without a bowel movement.
Breastmilk is easier for him to digest but when I just breastfeed him his reflux is very bad-sometimes to the point where he stops breathing and milk comes out his nose.
Does anyone have advice for a balance between his reflux treatment and constipation?