Aileen - posted on 05/06/2009
I feel for you. Both my children had reflux. It will get better as she grows. The thing that helped me the most was thickening the formula with baby cereal. It took a few tries before I got the right consistency for them. Between thickening the formula and the zantac, they both did very well and spit up very little after that compared to the intense projectile vomiting that had been going on initially. Also, when I wasn't holding my babies they were either in their car seat, in their swing or in their bouncy seat thingy(it vibrated & played music too). I had them sleeping next to my side of the bed in any one of those seats until they got well enough to sleep in their cribs. They slept alot better when they were in a more upright position. Hang in there & I hope things get better soon.
Megan - posted on 05/06/2009
Try chiropractic treatment.
We used it for my 3 and half yr old for reflux and colic and also for my five month old as she did not have a bowel movemnet for a week+.
If you find a good chiropractor then dont let them go, they can do so much without the assistance of drugs, I only started using one for myself first (after suffering damages from several car accidents) after heaaring of a frien'd taking their newborn to one for reflux. If a newborn could be treated then I would give it a go myself. It takes a few goes to get the body maintained to a normal balanced level but better than medicating in my opinion. Good Luck
Samantha - posted on 05/06/2009
She will eventually grow out of it .. my daughter had it and by the time she was nine months is seemed to have disappeared and left no lasting problems for her. I used gaviscon and found that this worked better .. also keeping her upright as much as possible.
Hope this helps
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