Anyone have experience with a baby with REFLUX???

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My son is almost 8 weeks old and sometimes he makes loud swallowing sounds followed by cries that seem to be due to pain??? When he was first born he had spit up coming out of his mouth and nose. Has anyone had a baby with either of these symptoms.

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Tracy - posted on 08/28/2009

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Quoting Amy:

I was told that Reglan took the burn out of the acid the baby threw up. So they wouldnt have a sore throat all the time. I gave it to my son along with Zantac in 2005. I just recently saw a commercial that said "if you, or someone you know took Reglan and experiences these symptoms.." and luckly my son dosent have any of those problems from taking it. I would do research on Reglan and make sure it okay, and I dont remember Zantac doing anything majical. I had to wait untill he grew out of it.



I have read that there are side effects of it, but with talking to our Pedi and my sis in law who is a pediatric nurse, both agreed it is what's best for my daughter. They said that it helps the baby digest the food faster so it doesn't stay in the tummy as long, giving them a smaller chance of spitting it back up. The Zantac is supposed to neutralize the acid. One thing to keep an eye on also, is irritation of the baby's throat/nose. basically it can give them cold like syptoms and the Dr has to make sure that there isn't an additional problem from the irritation...

Melissa - posted on 08/28/2009

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My daughter is 8 weeks old and has acid reflux, we changed her formula to gentlease formula and her doc gave her a prescription for zantac. Make sure you keep him upright when feeding and after feeding for about 10 minutes or so. It has help my daughter tremedously.

Konda - posted on 08/28/2009

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Benjamin has reflux as did my now 3yo....with both their doctor had us add cereal to the bottle, not a lot, 1 teaspoon per ounce of milk. It helped them both.



HOWEVER, I suggest talking to your pediatrician before doing anything.

Amy - posted on 08/28/2009

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I was told that Reglan took the burn out of the acid the baby threw up. So they wouldnt have a sore throat all the time. I gave it to my son along with Zantac in 2005. I just recently saw a commercial that said "if you, or someone you know took Reglan and experiences these symptoms.." and luckly my son dosent have any of those problems from taking it. I would do research on Reglan and make sure it okay, and I dont remember Zantac doing anything majical. I had to wait untill he grew out of it.

Tracy - posted on 08/27/2009

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My daughter is 8 weeks old and has reflux to the clavicals, which means it comes all the way back up. She was in the hospital for 6 days when she was 4 weeks for a fever and then started spitting up blood. We also had a lot of problems with projectil vomitting, which they thought GERD, but didn't know the extent until an upper gi in the hospital. They took her off of breastmilk and put her on Enfamil's Nutramigen, which is a hypoallergenic formula bc they said she has a cows milk protein allergy. They had us putting 1/2 tspn cereal to 1 oz formula to weigh it down to stay in her tummy and as started her on Zantac. This helped but then got bad again. She is now on 1 tspn cereal to 1 oz formula and have added a medicine called Reglan which speeds up the digestion of the food in her tummy so there is a smaller chance of it coming back up. They also said try to keep her more upright after feedings and sleep at an incline. They told us try not to put her in the car seat right away either bc it puts pressure on the tummy. She's doing better, but are still waiting for the Reglan to work completely, as it can take a couple weeks to work.

Carlie - posted on 08/25/2009

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I was told that my little boy had silent reflux when he was 7 weeks old so instead of putting him on medication I have added thickening powder to his bottles, you can still add thickening powder if you are breatfeeding. He was a completely new baby after having the thickening powder, it has been fantastic. I also sit him upright in a rocker for 20 minutes after each feed. Goodluck!

Ashley - posted on 08/23/2009

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Mine has reflux pretty bad! She is on prevacid twice a day, alimintum formula, and we thicken it with rice & oatmeal cereal. I use a combination of cereals b/c my son got constipated off rice cereal at this age. If you think it could be reflux, call your ped and tell him the baby's symptoms. And try and keep the baby elevated most of the day like on a sleep wedge and in a swing or bouncy seat.

Kristina - posted on 08/21/2009

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My third child had reflux, but his was due in part that his heart is in the middle of his chest rather than the left side, so that added pressure to his chest area and he would get heartburn. For about 6 months he slept propped up, almost in a sitting position. In his bassinet we would put a small pillow under his mattress to elevate him, and same with his crib, except it was a large pillow. Keeping him upright as Ellen suggested during and after feedings is great too, it helps his food stay in his stomach better. You can try switching formulas, but sometimes that doesn't always help. My sons doctor wouldn't prescribe him the baby zantac because his was due in part to the position of his heart, and didn't want him on medicines if it was "unnecessary" so I don't know much about that. Good luck with it though!

Jennifer - posted on 08/19/2009

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my son is 10 weeks and is on Zantac and it helps alot. His dr also changed his milk to Nutramigen. Keep your baby elevated while feeding and at least 30 mins. after

Mandy - posted on 08/19/2009

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Kelsey was that way. Our doctor recommended switching her to a formula for sensitive stomachs. We have her on Similac Sensitive RS (rice starch) and it has helped a LOT. We also switched the nipple type and flow. She couldn't fully latch onto a wide nipple and was sucking too much air when eating. Her ped tried her on mylanta for a week to see if it helped and it did. He didn't want to keep her on it long because it has too much calcium She was on Zantac for a month (has too much aluminum and didn't want to keep her on that long either), but now that we have the right combination of formula and nipples she is off it.

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zoe has acid reflux. she will be eight weeks friday. the dr. put her on zantac and we have her on enfamil gentlease formula.

Ellen - posted on 08/19/2009

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my son has acid reflux.. he is 8 weeks old and at his one month check-up i asked the doctor what i can do to help him.. she suggested to sit him up in the most upright postion while feeding and for 20-30 minutes after feedings.. move him around least as possible.. it works sometimes and he has atleast stop spitting up as much...

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