Amanda - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 40 moms have responded )
Amanda - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 40 moms have responded )
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Sarah - posted on 02/18/2009
Hey for his cradlecap babyoil and a fine comb just run it through his hair! As for de reflux der is nothing ya can do i went through it twice wit my 2 boys
Casi - posted on 02/17/2009
Hey Amanda, I had I a problem with my son from day one he was projecting his formula and the nurses thought that he was unable to handle the normal formula being simlac advance so they switched him on day two to isomil and that really didn't help but it was not all out at once. he is now 11 months and just two weeks ago the dr put him on Zantac because he only weighed 17.9 lbs which he had not gained even 10 lbs from birth weight which was 8.11lbs. in a weeks time he gained almost a pound. My dr told me to mix the Zantac with an oz of formula because of the bitter taste and he has not had a problem with the taste of it and he seems to being doing much better with it.
Also with the craddle cap I used dandruff shampoo and had it gone in about two days with that. I would just wash his hair about three-four times a week with that. Rubbed it in and used a soft brush and massaged it into his scalp and was good to go.
Nichole - posted on 02/17/2009
My son also had reflux. It was so hard to deal with. Is he breast fed or formula fed? My son could only keep Nutramigen by enfamil down. It worked wonders for him. He also had to be on zantec for a month to heal his throat. The dr said he should out grow it around 6 months. Once you find a formula that works it takes a lot of stress away. If he does not out grow it at 6 months when you are ready to feed him solid food just becareful what you give him. You dont want to cause any more acid. I hope he gets better. For the cradle cap use olive oil
Ashley - posted on 02/17/2009
My son had reflux due to his asthma... I guess they go together. There is not much you can do. They will eventually grow out of it. They did prescribe him Zantac. Austin grew out of his at about 10 or 11 months. It is not fun being puked on all the time but it is just part of it all. I swear I was always covered in spit up.
We never expereinced cradle cap but I have heard that rubbing olive oil on the head works.
Michelle - posted on 02/17/2009
Cradle cap, u can use olive oil from chemist, put on at night then brush and wash in morning. E45 is good for cradle cap or u canbuy the shampoo from boots.
Elise - posted on 02/16/2009
hey both my sons had reflux turned out they were intolerant to their formular i was giving them and it didnt matter what type i gave them it dtill happened. i tried this stuff out while they still were having formular and it worked a treat can help while breast feeding too. its called calm u can get it at most chemists. its very natual but it worked so try that and c if it works for ur bub. bye
Victoria - posted on 02/16/2009
My daughter had a slight case of cradle cap. We used Selsom Blue shampoo. Just scrub the head a bit with it on there. It's ok, it really doesn't bother them.
Sarah - posted on 02/16/2009
Hi my son who is now 5 had awful reflux. We were told to add a teaspoon or 2 of rice cereal to his formula or expressed breast milk. He also ended up needing a pescription medication. I found that letting him sleep in his car seat for the first 3 months of his life was helpful. I used baby oil for the cradle cap. Put some on about an hour before bath time and then put a cap on over it. When the hour is up use a comb to gently scrape the scales away and then wash his hair. I hope this advice is helpful to you.
Janice - posted on 02/16/2009
Acid reflux is hard for a child that small to go thru.. My child went thru it. They will probably put him on medicine that he will have to take 15 minutes before every feeding. The good thing is that my son grew out of it at around a year old so yours may too! Good luck!
Michelle - posted on 02/16/2009
for reflux try putting a wedge under the head of his matteress and keep him as vertical as you can for about 30 mins after feeding. if you are bf try the football hold, I found this to keep my son in more of a 45% angle while he eats. it has helped me, I hope it helps you. good luck.
Kurbie - posted on 02/16/2009
I think the best thing for cradlecap is Egozite and you can get it from the chemist, it comes of so easy.
Melissa - posted on 02/16/2009
My son had reflux and the pediatrician prescribed baby Zantac which worked great. The trick to making it taste better is to mix it with a litle bit of gripe water. (you can buy gripe water at the pharmacy for like 4.00$ and it also helps settle babies stomach if he has gas or colic.) The gripe water makes the antacid go down more smoothly and baby doesn't react as much. If you give him 1 ml of Zantac, mix it in the syringe with 1 ml of gripe water. You can also give him some gripe durimg the day if he is still bothered by pains. It isn't bad for your baby and it should make your life a lot easier. Hope this helps you;)
Cortenie - posted on 02/16/2009
My son had acid reflux from newborn to about 9 months. Drs put him on prevacid at about 4 months. The meds did help a bit but did not totally relieve him. He finally grew out of it. At night when he was small enough I found he slept better in his swing, so he was more upright. Strapped in of course!
Claire - posted on 02/16/2009
hiya my little girl had lots of cradlecap and i used olive oil on her head massaged it in then brushed it with a soft brush if that helps xx
Tara - posted on 02/16/2009
Hi Amanda! My first son who is now 2 , had reflux when he was a couple of weeks..its horrible smells bad and stains everything. I didnt really want to put him on Zantac but, i didnt want to see him in discomfort anymore. He took that med and rice in his bottles but then with all the rice i was putting in the bottles he became consitapated!! He finally got off the meds after his first birthday!! I have a 3 month old baby boy and now he is diagnosed with reflux also :( he actually started his meds today..we shall see what happens. I wish u the best , there is light at the end of the tunnel :)
Kathryn - posted on 02/16/2009
Hi, My little boy Nathan had reflux from birth, he would vomit whole feeds and had lost half his body weight in 1 week. I was breastfeeding him at the time so my GP recommended that I use a prescribed anti reflux formula called Enfamil along with a medication called Ranitidine which I used to give him before every feed. He gradually put the weight back on and the vomiting stopped.
Hope this info has helped. xx
Tanya - posted on 02/16/2009
I have no clue about the reflux, but when my boys got cradle cap I was told to put mineral oil in thier hair and leave it in overnight. In the morning use a soft bristled baby brush to brush the babies hair. The mineral oil lifts the "cradle cap" from the scalp without harming the babies sensative skin. I used this method and i swear by it. Hope this helps
Jessica - posted on 02/16/2009
hello, I'm Jess, I'm not sure about reflux, but as for cradlecap, my baby suffered with that and I was told to give him a bath every evening before he goes to bed and to put baby oil in the bath as well as putting a little on his head. It does make his hair feel a little funny but it worked quite good with my babies
Sonya - posted on 02/15/2009
my son had reflux really bad, he is gonna be 5 this yr and had to have mager surgery last year because there was no dose of meds that would help. All I can say is get a G.I specialist
Jessica - posted on 02/15/2009
All three of my kids had reflux problems. They are on a low dose of Zantax once to twice a day and it just goes into their bottle or mouth befor eatting. But I made sure that I had them elevated when they we're eatting, that they burped in the middle and the end of their feedings, and I don't they them down right away. Sometimes it didn't matter what I did they were going to spit up. It has gotten better now that they're 8 months and they only need the medicine every once in awhile. As for the craddlecap, I put lotion on my daughters head after baths and baby oil on between baths. It seems to be helping. Good luck.
Clarissa - posted on 02/15/2009
Yes my daughter is three months old and she has reflux really bad her doctor put her on zantac she takes it twice a day,and they also told me to give her cereal 1 table spoon per ounce. I've learned that it helps to keep them sitting up straight so instead of laying flat I put her in her bouncer seat and when we sleep I prop her up wit pillows So if so vomits in her sleep she want choke. Also after and each feed I hold her up straight they say that doing this reduces the burning in their chest and you can also try to sit him up a little while feeding him that also reduces the burning sensation that happens when he eats
Emily - posted on 02/15/2009
My daughter didn't develop reflux untill she was 3 months old so at first the doctor didn't think that it was actually reflux, well after several trips to the ER, she finally decided that it must be reflux. The baby zantac wasn't working for us so I ended up asking my WIC nutrionist what she she thought and she said to just put a half a scoop of cereal into her bottle. Sure enough, it worked like a charm. Most doctors will advise against this but our nutrionist said that if it's a small enough amount it would be ok.
Teressa - posted on 02/15/2009
One doctor I know said to use Head & Shoulders and brush it through their hair gently with a soft brush. It worked well! Obviously, be careful not to get it in their eyes.
Jaimee - posted on 02/15/2009
For the reflux you can get a specail milk from the chemist which is especially for reflux. the name of the milk is called NOVALAC, Reflux. Also the dr can prescribe losec liquid form to help but the milk seemed to work with us
Andrea - posted on 02/15/2009
hi sorry cant help on reflux but i used baby oil on cotton wool balls on my daughters head then used a comb combing the wrong way through the hair and its comes out no probs bit of a pain to wash the baby oil out though but its better than medicated products. hope this helps
Tammy - posted on 02/15/2009
Hi. My son is 6 months old and my daughter is 5 years and they both had reflux. My daughter's lasted until about 9 months but my son's has subsided greatly. I was told to burp them frequently and keep them sitting upright. keep their head elevated if possible when they sleep so they dont choke. they grow out of it, so just keep your head up! And as far as the cradle cap, the doctor told me to put baby oil on their scalp and take a soft toothbursh and loosen it then bathe them and when you wash their hair leave the shampoo in and scrub their hair with toothbrush and then rinse. when the bath is done put baby oil in their head to keep it moisturized. They also grow out of this. i hope this is helpful to you. good luck!
Holly - posted on 02/15/2009
hey my little has refulx and shes had it since she was about 4 weeks old. she is 18 months now and she is fine she grew out of alot of it. i switch her to soy formula and it helped a lot so the doctor figure that she was alergic to the dairy also. if i was you i would talk to your doctor about tring him on soy ready to eat instead of the normal powder if he isnt breat feeding.
Kim - posted on 02/15/2009
most of the time for reflex the doctor will give him some meds like prevcaid my cousin baby7 has it and this really helped and for cradlecap my son had it reallt bad and i would put baby oil on it and leave it on for a few hours yes it looks greasy but if you just gonna be home then no big deal then i would wash it out
User - posted on 02/15/2009
not sure wot reflux is but if u put babyoil on cradelcap over nite and wash of in morn it shud help or there is cradelcap shampoo in shopsx
Ashley - posted on 02/15/2009
my son is 2 and his wt is 34 lbs and has been forever so the oatmeal didnt make him gain wt at all hardly but every baby is different but you have to do what wrong or go crazy.. lol
Ashley - posted on 02/15/2009
my son had reflux really bad he quit breathing for a few second when he was 2 weeks old it scared me to death. they put him a reflux formula and i had to start putting oatmeal in his bottles and make them really thick. they put him on meds but on the med he cryed all the time so i took him off the meds at about 6 months after test after test when he started eating baby food and was off the meds he done alot better. Good Luck!!
Sara - posted on 02/15/2009
Another thing to consider is that your baby's body is still getting used to drinking breastmilk / formula. Just think, for 9 months, he just got nutrition from your body, and now his tummy needs to learn how to handle something new. It really may be reflux, but do some more research as to what "reflux" really is, and the real symptoms, before you medicate your baby. Ask another doctor, and ask all the moms you know.
Sara - posted on 02/15/2009
Don't worry about cradle cap. It should go away on it's own. Some babies just get it, some don't.
Good for you for asking other moms about the reflux issue. I took my daughter to the doctor at 2 weeks old because I thought she was spitting up too much too often. I was really relieved when she gave me medicine (Baby Zantac) to give my daughter, and it did seem to work. When she was on the medicine, there were a couple days where we forgot to give her the medicine, and she spit up SO MUCH, I was thankful to have the medicine!
HOWEVER, over the next 2 months almost every mom I met had a baby on the same medication. That made me feel like doctors might be a little too quick to prescribe drugs for "reflux" sometimes. I thought, "How is her body ever going to learn to control it if she is on this medicine?" I chose to take Cameron off the medicine, and even though she did start spitting up again for a while, her body did learn to control it by itself within a couple weeks.
Babies just spit up ALOT, and it is really surprising and concerning to a new mom. Your doctor is probably concerned about the amount of nutrition your baby is getting. Is your baby growing at a healthy rate and having enough wet / poopy diapers? If so, than your baby is probably totally healthy, and really will grow out of it. Maybe your baby really does need the medicine, but you also have the right to question your doctor, and as your baby gets older and you get to know her better you will do it more and more. You know your baby best. There is also nothing wrong with getting a second opinion.
Hope this helps!
Jennifer - posted on 02/15/2009
Yes I have been through it and we are actually still dealing with it and my son is 11 months old. He has always been chunky so his Dr. has never really taken me seriously on how much he spits up. He has had rice cereal in his formula from 6 weeks and on, he is on zantac twice daily and nothing seemed to fully relieve him of it. It has gotten somewhat better but he still burps up his food and poor baby he swallows it. It is tough to deal with and sad to see your baby in such discomfort. My only advice really is just to keep talking to your Dr. about it everytime you go and make sure they take you seriously so maybe they can do more for your baby!
Katie - posted on 02/15/2009
Baby oil works for cradle cap. As for reflux, my cousins son had it. They decided to feed him formula and oatmeal in a bottle starting VERY young. He is 17 months old and now like 35 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!! Be very careful!
Megan - posted on 02/15/2009
Hi. My son went undiagnosed with acid reflux for 4months. I would wake up every night every two hours and think he was hungry. My breasts were shredded wheat, cracked and literally falling apart (trust me, this was as bad as it sounds).
The doc sent us for a VERY simple barillium swallow. They lay the baby on an x-ray table and put a "movie" xray on him while feeding him barillium (which shows up on the x-ray). They watch it go down and then wait for it to come back up.
I am NOT a fan of x-ray machines or putting unusual substances in my children, but sometimes it's worth it.
They gave us baby zantac and WOW! the first night he slept all night long I woke up and thought he was dead... he was on it for 3 months and we have never had a problem since. :)
I would say be glad that doctor picked it up so soon.
Ashton - posted on 02/15/2009
reflux: my son was premature and he had reflux so bad he lost too much weight. they put him on premmie formula and baby zantac that i just gave to him with a syringe. he made a face cuz it was bitter but he didnt have any problems after that. AND it gets better eventually so he wont have to take the medicine for long. my son's went away after 4 or 5 months.
cradlecap: massage some baby oil on his head right before a bath with a washcloth, give him his bath and massage his head with baby shampoo to get it all off--that worked with my son.
Christy - posted on 02/15/2009
Yeah Ive expierenced both and I wish you all the luck with reflux...my 2 yr old had it born till about 10 mths old. They prescibed him him baby Zantac liquid and it is very painful for the baby. It like acid reflex that adults get. If he is spitting up alot, arching of back, knees go to chest when in pain then he deffinetly somepain...cradle cap use baby oil and rub it in then take a baby brush and rub the flakes off with that it wont hurt the babys head. do it twice a day or it will come back. Take care and good luck!
Dorta - posted on 02/15/2009
Hi! My son is 3 weeks old and the doctor says she thinks he has reflux. Has anyone gone through this? And anyone have any ways to help cradlecap?
Well sorry but i dont know about the reflux but for cradlecap but baby oil on it and use a comb or you nails to flick it off.
Jeanette - posted on 02/15/2009
hey can't really offer help on the reflux, but olive oil worked for my sons cradle cap. I liked this solution rather than use medicated creams, much more natural plus mr DR said hey we eat it do if he gets it on his hands you don't need to freak out it's ok. Hope this helps. good luck