Acid reflex...HELP!!

Stephanie - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




My son has been on multiple meds and has had scopes and probes. He throws up like crazy no matter what I do and the docs say he'll grow out of it. Any suggestions?


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My cousin suggested me too get my son GRIPPE WATER, its good for colic babies and fuzziness,and it helped with my son acid reflex. Its all natural and it worked for me.. You can get it at a health store or kroger just a few drops of it. that's what I used on my oldest son because he had acid reflex very bad. you can try that.

Sydnee - posted on 07/22/2009




we have the same problem my son is on zantac 3 times a day. and he is on soy formula and rice cereal. he gets a 6 oz bottle and 6 tsps of rice in his bottle so it actually turns out to be 7 oz. but it works perfect. its thicker so it doesnt come up as much. he also does really well with baby foods, he will chow down on those and those so far (knock on wood) dont come back up

Aleks - posted on 07/17/2009




Is he breast fed or bottle fed? I have heard that sometimes this kind of reflux could be a sign of allergy/food intolerances.... Including diary intolerance... have you tried investigating that option? There are websites which may be helpful, but I would not recommend adjusting/changing formula ( if bottle fed ) without a doctor consultation. Here are a couple if you are interested:

Explaining differences between allergies and intolerances:

Info on food intolerances in Allergies:

Both my children have/had diary intollerance, older one seems to have grown out of it.. currently my 5 month old seems to have greatly improved since I started a totally diary free diet ( she is exlusively breastfed ) as diary proteins seem to seep through to breast milk.

Hope that gives you another avenue to investigate...

Amy - posted on 07/16/2009




Has he been checked for food allergies? Both my children have been like that... Come to find out, they are allergic to dairy...

Georgia - posted on 07/15/2009




My daughter has the same problem. We just started her on Zantac twice a day two weeks ago. It worked great for a couple of days and now she still spits up quite a bit but not like before. It also seems to make a huge difference if I give it to her right before she has some cereal. We keep her very still and upright for about 30 minutes after she eats. We also elevated the head of her crib so that she isn't laying flat at night. This helps the most because she never spits up in the night. I'm just praying for the day when she doesn't spit everything up! My mom said I was the same way and didn't grow out of it until I was about a year old. I hope my daughter doesn't follow suit!

Mindy - posted on 07/15/2009




My daughter had very much the same problem. Meds didnt work well. We tried rice cereal in her bottles which helped a little but then we started trying differant formulas, come to find out she has a milk sensitivity, the soy formula has done wonders, also I breast feed and I had to cut out milk products from my diet, it was hard but very worth it. She spits up on occasion but nothing like before, it was simply a condition that her upper GI and other procedures could not detect.

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We've been struggling with it as well. Meds don't seem to help except for the first week on them. Our doctor says he'll grow out of it too but I feel so bad those times he is crying hysterically. We've tried the sitting up, water, baby food, etc. The only thing that does help a little is a few bites of thick rice cereal after he eats. It is hard because sometimes he doesn't want it. I might try to do it in the middle of his eating. When he won't eat b/c it is bothering him so badly, we give him some baby food and rice cereal. Water makes my little one spit up a lot more. Good luck and hopefully they both grow out of it soon!

Jennifer - posted on 07/15/2009




My daughter was the same way, she is on Zantac three times a day. Also try alittle water and ounce or two a day. My doctor also said to try and sit him as much as possible while feeding and then for about 20 minutes after feeding. I hope this helps!

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