Have any other moms gone through their baby having Acid Reflux?
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Lynn - posted on 04/01/2009
My son is 10 weeks and we both have it... my other problem was that I have an awesome milk production and he was getting it too fast...so here is what we have done and it has helped us alot...
my doctor prescribed ranitidine for both of us...his in liquid form.
because of my production i have to pump first, feed for five minutes, burp and keep doing that till he is content...then I keep him upright for 20 min. for his crib i also used my pregnancy wedge to keep him a little elevated which really seems to help...and he is a new baby.. and with each day it get's easier :)
Megan - posted on 04/01/2009
We finally figured out that our baby was crying all the time from acid reflux. Ever since getting her on Zantac she's been a dream! (It took about 5 full days before the medicine kicked in, but ever since, it's like she's a different baby.)
Tiffany - posted on 03/31/2009
YES!!! My son has it, He is on Zantac and he is on special formula, plus we have to put 12 tsp of cereal in every 8oz bottle so that he can keep it down! He doesnt spit up anymore just alot of gulping when its getting time for his meds...which is worse because he isnt spitting it up its just sitting in his throat! I hope that it passes soon!
Annmarie - posted on 03/22/2009
My 12 week old has acid reflux and it was terrible at first. We thought it was colic until she really started to spit up. Before that, it had just been terrible episodes of her wailing for hours. After she started to spit up all the time, we went to the doctor and after weekly visits for a month, our ped. put us on Zantac. Since she was one month old, she has been on that, then they put her on Prilosec, and now she is off the prilosec and onto prevacid. She still takes the Zantac twice a day and the prevacid at night. It was still pretty bad so our ped. referred us to a GI- Gastrointerologist. He kept our other meds the same but added carafate.. only as needed. With all of that, Gracie is doing better now. It bothers me that she is on so much medicine but all of it serves a purpose and she is much happier now. She sleeps through the night but only in her daddy's arms because she throws up still on her back and her stomach but at least she doesn't scream in pain. I will say that it does seem to have gotten better with age. She is even smiling and cooing now.. Hang it there!! I know its hard but it does get better!!!
Claire - posted on 03/21/2009
Have any other moms gone through their baby having Acid Reflux?
Yes my little girl is currently going through it. we are trying zantec at the moment. She doesnt sleep during the day and always asking for food. I have been told its gets better!
Cyndi - posted on 03/21/2009
We switched to soy and we're feeding our 9 week old more often, smaller amounts. It's ruined his night time sleep. He wakes up more often to feed. He wakes up othe times crying presumably because of acid. We'll try elevating his mattress. I'm so bummed that we went from sleeping through the night to waking every few hours. I feel like we're losing the battle. It will be so hard to keep this up and go back to work in a few weeks.
Rebecca - posted on 03/20/2009
I don't know what to tell you, I am just dealing with this myself with my 7 week old...I just found out he has reflux and that's why he has been vomiting and crying all the time...Some of these tricks do work almost instantly...like the burping and sitting upright for 1/2 hour...I also have gripe water called *kolik* and I give him a 1/2 tsp after each feeding...Since I changed these few things, in the past couple days, he has improved 75%. He still has crying episodes and spits up a lot, but its better...And he has slept through the night as well (which is a nice treat for me!)
Brittni - posted on 03/19/2009
My baby is almost 8 weeks old and we found out at 3 weeks she had it... Shes breastfeeding so thickening my milk isn't really an option unless she takes my BM though a bottle... after visiting the doctor he gave me some advice to help... such as for 30 min after a feeding to keep her upright which helped a lot and to burp after every couple of min of feeding (again I can't measure my breastmilk lol) but she was still really fussy... so I decided to take the doctors advice and put her on baby zantac which I was first hesitant about but it has been the best choice ever... shes like a completely different baby!!
Benu - posted on 03/19/2009
My 10 week old son has it however thankfully it is now much more in control. Till 8 weeks I was sitting up all night watching him in his cot because i was scared that he would choke and gag on it. A list of things I have done which individually or together seem to have worked are:
-Elevated the cot mattress
-Changed milk bottles to Dr Brown. They reduce wind ingestion and help with reflux and trapped wind
-Changed the formula from SMA to Aptamil
-Keep him upright for 20mins after each feed
-Burp him before starting a feed and after every 50ml of feed
-Was prescribed infant gaviscon by the GP but all of these seem to have side effects so consulted a homeopath and gave him homeopathic med for 1 week.
His reflux has improved by 90%...
LeeAnna - posted on 03/19/2009
hi my daughter (7 weeks) suffers from the same thing its heart breaking really to see her in such pain she is only B/F however i found this excellent website with helpful tipps on how to ease it without meds......check it out and give it a try it has worked wonders for us...good luck momma
Jennifer - posted on 03/19/2009
Mine has it due to being overfed. He always seemed hungry, so was givng him some formula on top of breastfeeding. Laid him down one night and a little bit later, he started fussing. When I went and got him, he started gaging and then stopped breathing for a few seconds. My fiance smacked him on the back and got him crying while I called 911. He was admitted and the poor little guy went thru so many tests in a few days. Now that we know what it is everything is good. Right now, he is on 1/2 a tablet of Prevacid once a day for 6 weeks and then back on the Zantac. If they won't put him on medication, try doing what my doctor told me to do....After each feeding, keep him elevated (in a bouncy chair or up against you) for atleast a half-hour and elevate his crib mattress so that he's not laying flat (I used a shoe box and a few books, but not too high). That way gravity will help keep the acid down.
Cyndi - posted on 03/19/2009
My 9 week old has it. The doc is avoiding medicine unless he loses weight and didn't suggest switching formula. Poor little thing doesn't spit up much but is pained by his burps and cries whenever it backs up on him (every feeding). I hope it peaks soon. I know they grow out of it but he seems so upset by it. Do you think I should switch formula?
Sharon - posted on 03/18/2009
Yes! My 3 year old had it and now my 10 week old has it. They both got breastmilk, and now I put rice cereal in the bottled breastmilk. I keep her titled up when I feed her and afterward. We saw a pediatric GI specialist who did all of this plus put her on Zantac. She is much much better now - very little screaming and spitting up. It was horrible until we got her on the medicine though.
Kimberly - posted on 03/18/2009
My daughter had it really bad until just a couple weeks ago, she's only 2 1/2 months old so she's growing out of it fairly quickly. Enfamil AR is really good for babies with acid reflux and also Similac Isomil which is a soy-based formula. Also, try holding your baby upright for 20-30 minutes after feeding, gravity will help keep the food down. My daughter was prescribed infant forms of both Zantac and Prilosec. Both which seemed to help. I just always bring a few changes of clothes and plenty of burp cloths when we go out. Cloth diapers are awesome for burp cloths. Hope this was help to you! Good luck!
Trisha - posted on 03/18/2009
my duaghter had it really bad.....we switched her formula a lot until we found that the enfamil a + fr babies who spit up until she was about 7 months and then we switched her and she was better......we just learned to bring extra clothes for me and her and blankets to wipe it up. if you think its really bad they have medication for it talk to your doctor.