Had to change formula due to acid reflux...I need some advice.

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009 ( 59 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 5 months old and we have been battling acid reflux. She is currently on prevacid and I know all the tricks to help ease the flare ups. None of it seems to be making a difference. She doesn't spit up but she will not eat very much and fights the last half of her bottle. I have even had an Upper GI done to make sure there was no blockage or narrowing of her throat/stomach. The doctor has had me switch her formula to Alimentum. It is made by Similac and is suposed to be hypoallergenic and I guess the proteins are easier for her stomach to handle. The only thing is she HATES it. I didn't know if anyone else has had to switch and if so how long did it take for your child to adjust to it and did it help? She will drink a little and gag, and last night she puked out all that she had eaten. She is hungry and cranky and I just need to know that there is some light at the end of the tunnell. I appreciate any and all input. Thanks

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Heather - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter had the same problem. We switched her to similac sensitive and started the prevacid also. Similac sensitive did the trick! it was like night and day! She is now 14 months and still takes the prevacid everyday. Also with the formula change we added a little chocolate... and then slowly lessend the amount when we switched her from formula to milk and it worked great. They make sugar free chocolate syrup that is not bad for them!!

Julie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Have you ever considered trying a pediatric chiropractor? This approach REALLY helped my two little guys! I know of a great DC who has offices in both St. Louis Park and Shorewood. Let me know if you want info!

Desiree - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi! I have a 2 year old daughter and when she was born almost a month early she had acid relux really bad! I was already having problems breast feeding her, so the little she would get from me she was puking right up...I then switched her to formula which I figured she could get more then what my body was producing for her. I noticed she would puke formula up as well, so her doctor put her on Zantac, and we tried every different formula. Then another doctor told us to put her on Nestle Goodstart Formula. WOW what a difference!!! She loved it and it stayed down! Its very gentle formula and most people think just because you have acid reflux means your lactose intolerent.... WRONG! Nestle Goodstart isnt lactose free just very gentle on babies bellies...acid reflux occurs where the esphogus and stomach meet, my daughter being born so early the opening didnt finish devolping! Anyways, after a short time of being on the Goodstart...I eased her off the Zantac which she was taking twice a day...and since then she has been fine! But I tell you before Zantac and especially the Nestle Goodstart she was projectile vomitting everywhere through every feeding! Try it out!

Richshunda - posted on 02/11/2009

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hey my name is shunda in yes my lil girl went through the same thing they put her on Nutramigen is made by enfamil and she actually took it well..but when she was on similac she threw up aaalll the time so i took her to the ER and they said she ellergtic to the protein or something like that in the milk so they put her on the enfamil n now she have went from 5lb to 11lb so it could still be the milk because when they switch her milk she neva threw it up again

Erika - posted on 02/11/2009

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my daughter suffered from acid reflux and got esophigitus which was caused from the acid buring the esophigus because of her constantly vomiting . she was on reglin and was allergic to that so they put her on prevacid. it worked a little bit,but not enough we changed her formula 4 times before finding that Similac with low iron. you could try that  it worked for my daughter. Good Luck I hope it works



 



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Sandi - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi Nicole. I am writing to tell you there is hope. We had our son 4 years ago and within 1 month had tried breastmilk and 4 different formulas for acid reflux. I don't think there is a baby born now that does not have it at one point or another. He was on Zantac for a month as well. Well, We actually changed formulas finally to Enfamil Lipil and were able to take him off the meds too (which I was never a big fan of to begin with). We learned later on that overfeeding and cholic were also of the culprit. I know some people are against Chiropractic care.  But any baby that's had reflux that I have known since, that was adjusted only 2 times within their first 2 months, never had reflux problems. The Dr actually adjusts their spine to where it should be after birth (imagine being in a fetal position for so long then going through the birth canal --and what that does to their little spines--almost a contortionistist way). That may help your problem. These are just pieces of advise, only you can decide what is best for your little one. We have another one on the way-due in May and I will definitely be doing things different this time. It may or may not work, but we figure anything within reason is better than our little one suffering (and we all know what acid reflux can feel like). I wish you the best  and let us know what helps!!! Good luck to you and God Bless.

Richshunda - posted on 02/11/2009

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but you have to start them off small amounts at a time so they can get used to the new milk thats wat i had to do

Rose - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter had acid reflux and she was also colic - she went through 7 different formulas, plus breast milk - we wound up going back to Similac Advanced and then she was fine.  If there is no blood in her stool or no known allergy - or obvious one - then she may not need Alimentum.  The protiens in Alimentum are easier to digest since they are pre-digested, but that won't help her belly as she gets bigger.  She won't need soy unless you are either organic or she really is lactose intolerant - again you would notice a reaction by seeing markers such as blood in her stool.  My daughter was on Zantac for infants, comes in liquid formula and that helped her reflux.  I know you will get alot of different feedback from all different folks and your doctor may have suggested Alimentum just to recommend something.  If she has no allergies and it's just the reflux, keep giving her the belly medicine - use Mylicon in between if you need to (it doesn't do much but coat the belly) - and maybe go back to a formula she likes, just have her take it slow, maybe takes more breaks during a feed than normal.  Best of luck to you!

Heather - posted on 02/11/2009

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Similac sensitive is for lactose sensitivity... but not soy. it is still milk based.

Laura - posted on 02/11/2009

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I suggest seeing a naturopath for a healthy and perhaps better tasting alternative.

Coleen - posted on 02/11/2009

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Have you seen a pediatric allergist?  My son was first on Good Start, then Good Start Soy, and now the doctor has him on Similac Alimentum as well (and his allergist said Nutramigen Lipil by Enfamil is the same thing, just a competitive brand).  Before jumping around too much more, you might want to ask for a referral to an allergist and see if something else might be causing the issue.  She could be allergic to milk, soy, or any number of other things....especially if your trying solids at the same time.  Good luck!

Crystal - posted on 02/11/2009

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I had that problem with my son (then 2 months)  i tried soy and milk base he would just projectile vomit on all of those.  My doctor told me to try alimentrum or NUTRAMIGEN,  I only tried alimentrum and he did great on that.  What i did was I put more breast milk then formula in the beginning and then slowly starting to add more formula then breast milk.  he did really good with the transition.  Now he is 5 months and he hasn't projectile vomit.  I hope this helps and good luck.

Stacy - posted on 02/11/2009

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ask your doctor about switching to enfamil nutramiegan, it is the equivolent of alimentum. Also ask about adding rice cerel to the bottle.

Carrie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Well when my brother was little he had the same problem and my mom went to the doctor and stuff but they never knew what to do so she asked for help from a amish lady and she told her to give him goat's milk and after she did it did take awhile to work but after about 2 weeks he was better a whole lot better. With my little one the doctor put him on zantac and its worked for but when he does eat cereal or formula he spits just a little but nothing major but really give the goats milk a try u can find it where they sell organic food but not in the grocery store hope it works

Caroline - posted on 02/11/2009

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My 8 month old son has reflux. He was on Axid for awhile then the doctor switched to Prevacid. He was still throwing up and refused half of his bottle. The doctor put him on Reglan along with the Prevacid and everything's been great! Come to find out he not only has bad reflux, he doesn't digest as fast as most babies do which made him not want to eat. Hope this helps!

Dawn - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daighter also has severe reflux, to the point where once in a while she stops breathing and turns blue for no reason. We tried quite a few different formulas, and the only thing that seems to make a difference was Enfamil Nutramigen Lipil (also hypoallergenic), and she loves the taste. The only thing is the powder is really hard to mix, so we have to use ready made. Nutramigen is much more expensive than other formulas, and hard to find, but it was the only thing that worked. And I have heard stories of people getting their insurance to cover it.

Amy - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son (now 2) went through the upper GI and lower GI for possible blockages, they came back normal. They had us try every formula under the sun including Neocate (an outrageously expensive formula). I went on my own and started him on Enfamil AR with added rice (hence AR). It worked wonders for him. He went through a week of constipation but got over it and stayed on that until he was a year old. My daughter had the same acid reflux too when she was born (on prevacid too). I immediately started her on Enfamil AR and she is now 9 months and no spitting up at all. I know every child is different but this worked for them. After telling both the pedo and pedo GI doc about using Enfamil AR, they shrugged and smiled and said they were glad they felt better. Trial and error. I wish you the best of luck.

Charline - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi we had pretty much the same problem. Except when my daughter was born she was born with lots of health problem she syayed in the hospital for 6 month anyways she was also on previcit but she still had lots of problems with her formula she would scream and vomite at everyfeed i knew she was allergique to milk since most of my kids where, but she was worst since the other were ok on lactose free formula not her finaly after all her test they put her on Neocate and that worked wonders. Hope this helps.

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My daughter is now 17 weeks and from the VERY begginning we struggled with a TON of spit up and such. We just thought it was normal considering she is our first. But we finally realized almost 3 months later that it was accompanied by screaming after she ate and a hard tummy. We tried everything! All the tricks of the trade. Then we switched her to soy formula. First we tried the enfamil kind, but it made her constipated, then Similac Isomil Advance. It is amazing the difference. for the first 3 months of her life she was in constant pain screaming all the time, now she is a normal baby! She did start to get acid reflux just this past week and the dr prescribed her 0.7 ml of zantec. Its helping a lot! I would check and see if your baby is crying after she eats, check her tummy and make sure it doesn't knot up. And ask your doctor if there is a possibility needing soy milk. None of our family members are lactose intollerant but it could be that its just to hard for her tummy to handle right now. Hope this helps! God Bless! Sarah Lock





 

Nicola - posted on 02/11/2009

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I switched my little boy to Enfamil A.R. Lipil when he was about 5 months old.  It has made such a HUGE difference in how he feels after eating.  My sister in law put her baby on Enfamil Nutramigen Lipil and that worked for him.

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My son had a milk protein allergy, so we did Similac Ailmentum.  However, we switched formula (slowly adding gradually more of one and less of the other) over a week or 10 days to Enfamil Gentlease when he was 4 months old.  He actually does better on the Gentlease.  The casein to whey ratio is more like breast milk.  Similac's ratio is more like cow's milk.  Nestle's Good Start with Comfort Proteins is 100% whey.  Whey is easier to digest, but your baby will stay full for less time and you use more formula.  If the Similac Ailmentum is not working, you might try the Enfamil Nutramagen (since the ratio is better), but neither is going to help much if your child does not have a milk protein allergy.  If lactose is the problem, you might try either a soy formula or if soy is a concern, then Enfamil makes a lactose-free milk based formula. 



We also swear by Dr. Brown's bottles and would use a tsp. of rice cereal for every oz of formula for nighttime feedings, when he would be on his back for longer periods of time.  You have to use the Y-cut nipples or your baby will strain too much to get it out.



Also, we switched to level 3 nipples for regular feedings at around 2 months.  The level 1 (and even the level 2) nipples' flow was too slow and he was getting too much gas.  It was messy for about a week, but he quickly got the hang of it and had substantially less gas.



My son is also on Prevacid (15 mg a day) and we keep him upright during feedings and for thirty minutes afterward.  



I don't know if any of this will help you, but I hope so.  Best of luck. 

Jessica - posted on 02/11/2009

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Our doctor also started ours on solids by 6 weeks old before putting her on meds

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My baby had it bad and we switched to Enfamil AR (Added Rice). She loves it and it smells like a milkshake. It gets foamy so mix it with a spoon or wisk instead of shaking. You can also add rice cereal to formula. Its the same thing. The extra carb coats their stomach. Its has done wonders!!!

Melissa - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi Nicole,



Our daughter had reflux too until a month or so before she turned 1.  We used Enfamil A/R formula and it worked pretty well.  I did notice a slight improvement when she went on solid foods but not as good until we combined that with the new formula.  Good Luck!  It is a hard thing to deal with.

Leticia - posted on 02/11/2009

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hi Nocole I have a 4 month old and 2 days ago weswitched her formula because she would always spit up half of it the dr had said she just has a delicate stomach and to not move her around but i knew it was more than that so yesterday my husband bought lactose ffree infamil and guess what  she hasnt thrown up at all no more gas or colick! hope our story helps!

Nikki - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi everyone. My daughter would bring up everything and would scream in agony. I took her to the doctor and she is on medication. Motillum you can buy in the shop or gaviscon for infants works. Try a thicker milk like cow and gate comfort (night time) it isn't so easy to bring up. But go to the GP they can control it.

Rebecca - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter's Gi dr. Had her on nutramagin then at 9 months to Carnation good start because it is made up of Whey protein. I feed her 3oz w/ 3 tablespoons of cereal for the longest .She never did eat more than 5 oz even at a year. And she never did take just a milk bottle.

Brandi - posted on 02/11/2009

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I agree we tried the Playtex and they were okay but I swear by Dr Brown a pain to clean but they are awesome. The ceral to thicken it helps too but maily keep them sitting straigt up to especially when eating helps wonders Then keeping them propped majority of time gives the digestive track time to accept it

Jessica - posted on 02/11/2009

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We used the playtex vent air ones at the beginning and tried almost all the different bottles but the Dr. Brown's were the best!!!!

Jessica - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter had it pretty bad, we switched formula to Nestle Good Starts, changed her bottles to the Dr. Brown Bottles and for a while we were adding the rice cereal to each bottle - Dr. Brown makes a Y-shaped nipple just for that. The bottles were a little expensive but not as expensive as the hypoallergenic formula. I was really not into the idea of the Good Starts because I didn't know much about the formula but it really did help. Although the reflux didn't completely go away until she was about a year old she got so much relief. I am not sure if it was the bottles, the formula or the cereal but it made a world of a difference with our little one, she also was on prevacid solutabs. Does she definitely have an allergy to the formula that she needs to be on that one? You still have a long time before she switches to regular milk. Nestle Good Starts has something called comfort proteins that were supposed to soothe their stomachs. 



Good luck and don't worry there is a light at the end of the tunnel and your days of being covered in puke will hopefully be over before you know it. 

Nikki - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

Had to change formula due to acid reflux...I need some advice.

My daughter is almost 5 months old and we have been battling acid reflux. She is currently on prevacid and I know all the tricks to help ease the flare ups. None of it seems to be making a difference. She doesn't spit up but she will not eat very much and fights the last half of her bottle. I have even had an Upper GI done to make sure there was no blockage or narrowing of her throat/stomach. The doctor has had me switch her formula to Alimentum. It is made by Similac and is suposed to be hypoallergenic and I guess the proteins are easier for her stomach to handle. The only thing is she HATES it. I didn't know if anyone else has had to switch and if so how long did it take for your child to adjust to it and did it help? She will drink a little and gag, and last night she puked out all that she had eaten. She is hungry and cranky and I just need to know that there is some light at the end of the tunnell. I appreciate any and all input. Thanks


My daughter has reflux and  the doctor gave us special milk and medicine.  Try a little but of solid food or go to the chemist and pick up some gaviscon for babies.  You can get it on perscription to.  Just add it to the milk to thicken it and it should stay down.  Going to the doctor helped.  We get ranitadine and domperidom (Motillum) which you can also buy.  She's still sick but now she drinks her milk and doesn't scream in agony.  FYI Enfamil (Milk) cane make going to toilet hard so laxitaves are helpful x

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Brandi:

What type of bottle does she use? I had to switch all of her bottles to Dr Browns when she was a baby. My other daughter had the acid reflux also most babies do not seem to like the Similac but Enfamil Prosobee seemed to be alot better and seemed to taste better to. It is a soy formula too.It also helped to feed them straight up not lying down and burb more often. After feeding have her sit up for at least 15 min so it is not sitting in her throat and has a chance of going down Hope this helps any.



She uses a playtex bottle that is vented at the bottom.

Becky - posted on 02/11/2009

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If Good Start formula (which is the healthiest formula for a baby) doesn't work then the next thing to switch too is going to be goats milk. You can find it as both a liquid or a powder. Most babies that need to be switched to goats milk only have to be on it of 3 to 4 months. This allows the babies digestive system time to product the digestive enzymes they need for the harder to break down proteins. I get this information from my homeopath and rely on it daily. I also do daycare and have had to use goats milk with some of the kids. I don't recommend soy because there are fillers and such that set in the baby's system and aren't digested properly therfore causeing more issues later in life and extra weight gain. However I do know plenty of people that have used soy with no problem. GOOD luck

Brandi - posted on 02/11/2009

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What type of bottle does she use? I had to switch all of her bottles to Dr Browns when she was a baby. My other daughter had the acid reflux also most babies do not seem to like the Similac but Enfamil Prosobee seemed to be alot better and seemed to taste better to. It is a soy formula too.It also helped to feed them straight up not lying down and burb more often. After feeding have her sit up for at least 15 min so it is not sitting in her throat and has a chance of going down Hope this helps any.

Melissa - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son was on Alimentum at about 3 months and he didn't like it at first but after a few days he adjusted. It did help with the spitting up. When he was 5 months and eating more solid foods I decided to try giving him soy formula.He was fine with his bottle after breakfast, no spitting up but all the other ones he spit up. I tried putting a little bit of baby oatmeal in his bottle and that seemed to work. I know they say not to do that but babies with reflux are different and need different things. My son is now 9 months old and we gradually reduced the amount of oatmeal until there was none and hes been fine. Good luck

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2009

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We had very good results with the Earth's Best Organic.  After the breast, It was they only formula she could hold down.  It has done wonders for her weight (born @ 6lbs) without making her chubby  & she seems to love it.  We use it in her cereal & everything.  They make Soy & Regular formula as well as jar foods & snacks.  It does smell a little fishy, I guess it is the DHA (which I believe comes from fish oil), and that has thrown some people off...but we like it here & her Dr. couldn't be happier!



 



P.S.  Another great one for the more sensitive stomach is the Nestle Good Start with Natural Cultures (green can).  It is better than the other comfort protien brands in my opinion & experience.  Hope this helps.  Be well.

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Thank you so much! I am already doing all of them and was hoping you might have another suggestions. The dr says that she isn't too bad and is boarderline. It is so scarey when she spits upand it's the whole feeding and it wears her out. I will try the more frequent feedings. Maybe that will help....thanks!

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Jackie:



Hi there,I have an 18 mo old who had severe reflux as well.After all the medications like Prevacid being one of the many,the formulas would work for about a week then back to normal!Plz go buy soy formula and just give it a try,it was the only thing out of the meds and prescript formulas that worked for me.It started going away for us around 6 mo.Also my ped had me give Brody a teaspoon of Mylanta when things were real bad at night,just some quick relief for her.I wish you well,having reflux myself I know how much pain she is in.PS-just try the generic soy first,then play around w different brands if you need.Jackie






 






I should have put this in the orginal post, but she was already on soy formula and it did not help. Alimentum isn't a prescription formula, it is made bu Similac and can be found at Walmart or Kroger stores. She doesn't spit up, she just has difficulty finishing her bottle and will get severe hickups.

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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Thank you all for the posts. Yes I have tried rice cereal and no it did not work. She will eat the cereal by spoon just fine, but adding it to the bottle only clogged the nipple and she still had the same problems. I don't want to switch her over to a bunch of different formula's, the Alimentum is what her gastroentologist put her on. I just fed her a little bit ago and it seems to be getting better. Hopefully she just needs to adjust to the different taste.

Jackie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi there,I have an 18 mo old who had severe reflux as well.After all the medications like Prevacid being one of the many,the formulas would work for about a week then back to normal!Plz go buy soy formula and just give it a try,it was the only thing out of the meds and prescript formulas that worked for me.It started going away for us around 6 mo.Also my ped had me give Brody a teaspoon of Mylanta when things were real bad at night,just some quick relief for her.I wish you well,having reflux myself I know how much pain she is in.PS-just try the generic soy first,then play around w different brands if you need.Jackie



 

Jamie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi mommy!  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  My son, he is almost 3 now, had EXACTLY the same issues and I remember being upset, worried and EXHAUSTED just as you must be.  After much trial and error with our Dr., he finaly began doing very well with Enfamil (purple can) with just a bit of baby cereal mixed in.  After about a week of the new diet/formula he was practically normal.  He was 3months old by then, sleeping all night and NO MORE REFLUX.  Give it a try.....good luck!!  :0)

Jackie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

Had to change formula due to acid reflux...I need some advice.

My daughter is almost 5 months old and we have been battling acid reflux. She is currently on prevacid and I know all the tricks to help ease the flare ups. None of it seems to be making a difference. She doesn't spit up but she will not eat very much and fights the last half of her bottle. I have even had an Upper GI done to make sure there was no blockage or narrowing of her throat/stomach. The doctor has had me switch her formula to Alimentum. It is made by Similac and is suposed to be hypoallergenic and I guess the proteins are easier for her stomach to handle. The only thing is she HATES it. I didn't know if anyone else has had to switch and if so how long did it take for your child to adjust to it and did it help? She will drink a little and gag, and last night she puked out all that she had eaten. She is hungry and cranky and I just need to know that there is some light at the end of the tunnell. I appreciate any and all input. Thanks


 

Cindy - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi Nicole, my Kendra (now 13 months) was diagnosed with reflux at 2 months old. I had being breast/formula feeding her. At first she also didn’t like the Similac Alimentum, but she eventually did get used to it. What I did was to mix the Alimentum 25/75 with the old formula for the first couple of feeds. Slowly over about 2 weeks I increased the Alimentum and reduced the old formula until she was drinking only Alimentum. It does take a while doing it this way, but it’s worth the trouble. She was a different baby. She is now on the Similac stage 3 milk and she did out grow the reflux. So there is light at the end of the tunnel. Chin Up Cindy

Daphne - posted on 02/11/2009

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have u tried thickening the formula with rice cereal. thats what i had to do with my son. it worked for the most part. :)

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when my son was born the hospital was giving similac , because he was gassy i changed him to enfamil,  the yellow can (  the powder.)   i would mix it with nursery water.  u can get it at any grocery store.  i used to buy mine at target.  u get a gallon for like 1.oo or 1.29.  anyway this formula semed to help.  also maybe u can try a different kind of bottle.   there are so many kinds,  ones that are supposed to help reduce gas.  always check with ur dr. before changing formulas, but really u can try anyone u want,  as long as it works for ur child.   if the formula helps the baby it u should see a difference within 2-3 days.  i wish u luck.   hope this helps. 

Mistie - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son had acid reflux pretty bad and after switching formulas a dozen different times, my pediatrician told us to start adding a tablespoon of cereal to his bottles. She told us that the extra thickness would help him keep it down. It worked like a charm and we continued to add it to his bottles until we took him off of formula.

Kary - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi, Nicole... I was on the same boat... my daughter had acid reflux and use to choke on her spit up. Her Dr. rccommedned that I Add cereal to her Formula.. which by the way was switched to neutramagen(MY insurance paid for her formula because the dr. sent them info stating it was a medical issue). Add about a tablespoon and a half of cereal to the formula, seriously most dr.'s dont reccommend it but it does work aand even if she doesnt like the formula she wont be so hungry anymore.

Candi - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter spit up ALOT in the hospital and she still spit up after we switched her to Similac Sensitive and so we switched again but we went with Enfamil Gentle Ease and she did AWESOME with that it took her a while to adjust but works well, just had normal baby spit up and now that she is 10 months and doesn't spit up no more!! HOPE this helps!!

Maria - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi, we are facing the same thing right now with my 3 1/2 month old son. We just started previcid two days ago and the Dr gave us the formula Nutramigen LIPIL to try. He calls it liquid gold! :) It's made by Enfamil and it's hypoallergenic for babies allergic to cow milk proteins. We started that 3 days ago. With both of those together, they seem to be working. We started the formula before the medicine and it did seem to help somewhat. Our son seems to like the taste of it. It doesn't smell good but he drinks it. Struggles a little towards the end of his bottle, but not like he used to. Hope this helps!

Michele - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter turned 1 on Feb 4 she was born 4 weeks early and had reflux. I nursed her for a few months but had to stop because she was constantly spitting up and I thought she was allergic to my breast milk.  It is so hard when the baby can't tell you how they are feeling.  I switched my daughter to Enfamil Lacto Free and it seemed to help.  I tried every formula out there and she still spit up every feeding, an hour after every feeding and basically all day long.  I know it seems like it will never end, but it will.  Jade has not had a problem in about a month.  Also, maybe you should gradually introduce the new formula so that she can get used to it.

Kris - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son had acid reflux as well. The doctors put him on prevacid and told me it would take up to a month to see any results. I ended up switching formula on my own to the Enfamil A.R. Lipil. It worked better than the prevacid, which we ended up taking him off of, because he screamed every time we gave it to him- like it was genuinely upsetting his stomach even more. The good news is, the Enfamil AR worked (if you want to give it a try) and he eventually grew out of the acid reflux, pretty much around the time he started eating baby foods regularly. We just needed a heavier formula for him.

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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I am in the same boat!! My lil one was born at 29 weeks and eating has been an issue since she began drinking from a bottle. Her dr put her on axid. I have to had formula to my breast milk to add calories. I was giving her what they did in the NICU but then we switched her to Infamil...it's with the red label. Another baby from the NICU is using it and has really improved. I haven't seen much of a change. Maybe it will help your little one. What "tricks" are you doing to help ease the flare ups? I am trying to work full time and get a few hours of sleep. He flare ups are always in the middle of the night so it makes for a long day. Thanks! :-0






She was on the Infamil already and still was having problems. I make sure that I keep her up right 30 minutes after feeding her and I have propped her mattress up at one end so that she is not laying flat. I try to feed her smaller amounts more often and keep her head up higher than her belly when she is eating. Those are all the tricks I know, I hope they help you!

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Hi Nicole.  I have a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old and when both of them were born they both were lactose intolerant.  I don't know if that's the same as what your daughter has.  I didn't know babies could get acid reflux.  Anyway, I had to switch both of them to soy formula.  It took them about 2-3 days before they adjusted and then they were fine.  When my oldest was born the doctor switched him to a formula I couldn't even get in the small town I lived in. (I bottle fed both my boys).    Hopefully this will help.  Good Luck!






My family doctor switched her to Soy formula acouple months ago and when that didn't work he referred us to a pediatric gastroentologist. He is the one who ordered the test and now has switched us to the new formula. She had no problem going from the regular formula to the Soy and never gaged or anything. I hope it will be fine in a couple days!! Thanks for the response.

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