Severe Acid Reflux in 8 weeks old.Please help .

Sharmila - posted on 01/17/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 weeks old & he is having acid reflux.He is on Breastfeed & top feed(Enfamil AR ) only once a day.He sucks milk too fast & starts crying after that & often chokes also.He is right now on Zantac (1 ml ).I am worried for him as I don't think Zantac is working as He spits up a lot (curdled milk ) & I could feel the bloating.Earlier he used to pass gas but not now.He cries a lot during feeding & this has stared recently.We have tried everything ..making him sleep on car seat , uphill feeding position , massaging his stomach for better digestion/changing his formula .He takes a long time to burp.Often he does not burp at all.
Can anybody please advice .
.He is around 10 Pound at 8 weeks & he was 7.5 at birth .Is the weight gain normal ?

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Denise Cataldo - posted on 01/18/2013

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My son did the exact same. Warm baths helped. Walking and rocking helped. My son had this until 6 months old and was taking zantac and tagamet and it still didn't help.

Cecilia - posted on 01/17/2013

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Have you been watching your diet? avoiding foods that cause heartburn. some i can think of off the top of my head are oranges, chocolate, caffeine, fried foods, tomatoes.. and of course spicy foods.

Are you sure he is latching on right? if he isn't he can be taking in more air than he should. If you're not sure see a lactation nurse.

My baby has the same issue and so did my niece. My sister told me to put her on Enfamil Augmentuin. It helped tons. Why i don't know i just know it helped until we got her on medication.

You can also switch medication, the kind you're using is considered an H2 blocker. There is also proton pump inhibitors, nexium and prevacid fall under those. (these are the ones we use)

As far as weight gain, that kind of depends on the child. the doctor would need to look at his growth chart to say for sure. My baby is 4 months old and is 12 pounds.

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