I'm at a loss, help me please?

Tiffany - posted on 08/26/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




My boy is 5 months, he has acid reflux. He's on cereal and prilosec for it. Cereal to hold the spit up down. and prilosec for the burning.

He eats a bottle, and then about an hour later, he will start spitting up. Not instantly after burping, an hour or more later. And he spits up a couple drops, then 5 minutes later do it again, then 5 minutes after that- again, and this will continue until his next feeding. Then wait an hour, and rinse and repeat.

They have tried changing him meds (zantac to prilosec), changing his formula (similac advance, to enfamil nutramigen, now on similac isomil soy). They have ran an xray to see if he has anything in his chest. An upper gi test to see if he's aspirating.

I don't know what else to do. We got referred to a GI doctor recently but his appointment isn't until Sep. 23rd!

Any ideas on what to try to keep him from spitting up in the mean time!? Has anyone had this sort of problem?

His spitting up has been going on for about 2 months now and it's taken the doctors this long to actually do something, I'm sick of waiting. Spitting up in refluxers, normal, but doing it how he has been, not so normal. We prop him up 30mins after eating and while he's eating before we let him down to play. We can't make his cereal any thicker or we'd be spoon feeding it to him, which by the way, doesn't help with the spitting up either.


Jennifer - posted on 08/26/2011




My son had these symptoms, and my doctor ran several test, then I accidently bought a can of low-iron formula and the problem was solved!! I had been breast feeding and started supplementing with formula when I went back to work, which is when the trouble started. After I used the low-iron formula, I asked my doctor, he tested both me and the baby, said we were both good, and I used low iron from then on. I also thought back to my pre-natal days and not being able to keep my vitamins down, yep, that was also likely caused by the iron!

Iron is very important, and many babies don't get enough, but iron is also toxic if it there is too much. A simple blood test is all that is needed.


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Tiffany - posted on 08/27/2011




Thank you Jennifer! I will suggest it to my doctor. Katherine, I have not tried allimentum, I guess it would be worth a try. Thank you!

Katherine - posted on 08/27/2011




Both of my girls had it really bad too. You are doing everything right. Have you tried the allimentum? That's about the only thing I can think of right now.

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