Acid Reflux

Rebekah - posted on 03/24/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hey,just back from baby doc and found out little one has acid reflux but in all the hullabalu of doctor's visits I forgot to ask what to about her acid reflux. Anyone out there have this problem and if so what do I do for her? Do I change her position while feeding , do I change her sleep position??? Confused.

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Tracy - posted on 03/29/2009

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HI rebekah,

we have been told the same thing.

Cohen has silent reflux, so he swallows it all again instead of actually spitting it up. ewww, burn burn burn :(

We have been given medication to help ease the pain and discomfort,

it is unusual that you werent given anything or provided with alot of info.

check out the reflux org website, I found it quite helpful.

http://www.reflux.org.au/characteristics...



We were always advised with our first son to feed in an upright position, raise the head of the cot/bassinette a bit to help ease the regurgitaion , roll the legs when changing nappies instead of lifting them straight up in the air, keep upright, as the others said, for as long as possible after a feed.



Goodluck, and PM me at anytime, Im sure we can get through this together ;)

I find it hard to listen to my poor little man squeal in discomfort after most feeds :(

Im sure you do too.

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Shreyna - posted on 04/24/2009

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There are these all natural drops called tummy soother. you can buy them on www.midwivesconnection.com The best way to find them on the website is just buy typing in tummy soother in the search box. They help with upset stomachs, cholic, and my midwife said that it may help with acid reflex a little bit. Theese drops or my life saver. I used them on my baby even when he was just a few days old. They are all natural so you can use them as much as need and the baby cannot over dose on them. It even works for adults. Good luck.

Rebekah - posted on 04/22/2009

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I'll let you know Tracy, she has an appointment at 1130 and I'm not sure what they are going to suggest next. Anyway, good luck with Cohen.

Tracy - posted on 04/21/2009

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oh nooo Rebekah, your poor little girl!!

I hope you can get her settled and on a formula that agrees with her VERY soon.



Cohen is 10wks now and he seemed to worsen over the past week, Im at a loss atm what to try next.

Ive also been considering trying some rice cereal, its soooo hard to know what to do for the best :(

Rebekah - posted on 04/21/2009

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ladies you will not believe this, now little one is allergic to soy so its off to the doctors tomorrow hopefully they will be able to help my poor little abigail. she is miserable, reflux, gas and now squirming so much she squirms out of her diaper and she has started hitting her face in an attempt to scratch her itchiness. I feel so sad for her. I just want her to find something she isn't allergic too. ugh

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Our daughter has silent reflux, and our dr put her on 15mg prevacid and added 1/2 tsp rice cereal per oz of formula. Since we've started this regimine she has started spitting up. Go figure! We feed her upright and se sleeps on a wedge positioner.

Lorien - posted on 04/20/2009

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So many people told me to take my son off of the dairy. He was already on soy though because of some issues when he was born. I put him back on dairy and that eased a bit of the spitting up, how weird is that?! My son has acid-reflux too. My dr. won't put him on medication though unless I insist. He doesn't seem to be in any pain just A LOT of spitting up so I'm monitoring it for now. Like everyone else the best advice he gave was feed him sitting up and keep in that position for awhile afterwards. Also, incline the crib to help keep food down and to prevent choking (no more than a 15 degree angle - we made that mistake the first night and found him curled up against the bars at the bottom the next morning, no joke). Good luck.

Rebekah - posted on 04/15/2009

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Liz I did find out little one was allergic to dairy and now three weeks on soy and she's so much better. thx for the advice. :)

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my son has acid reflux as well, zantac and changes to feeding / sleeping habits described in this thread helped a lot. the real key for us,  though, was identifying his milk intolerance! he's MUCH more comfy now that I'm off dairy -- that was the real miracle cure for him.

Janine - posted on 04/10/2009

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I had what the doctors believed to be an acid reflux baby, so I tried two things.  I tried feeding smaller meals more frequently during the day and that seemed to help.  Also, I put a pillow under the crib mattress to create a very small incline so that the baby was not laying flat on his back and that seemed to ease him a little bit at night.  Once he started cereal and jar food, he seemed to grow out of it.  Hope that helps.

LaToya - posted on 03/31/2009

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my daughters reflux hasnt got any better took her back to the doctor and thet gave her medicine for it

Elyssa - posted on 03/31/2009

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Question for all who replied to this thread. Did you formula feed your babies or nurse. I am having a really hard time getting my son to nurse in an upright position. Any thoughts??

LaToya - posted on 03/29/2009

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my little one has it to my doctor recommended feeding her at 5 min intervals burping after each one and then sitting upright for 30 min afterward.

Maralee - posted on 03/27/2009

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try feeding her in an upright position and keep her sitting upright for at least 30 min after eatting.

Nicole - posted on 03/25/2009

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Mine all had acid reflux and were miserable about 15 minutes after feeding.  They would cry like they were in so much pain and would just keep spitting up.  Our doctors put them on zantac for the reflux and since then, a much happier baby.  Not as much spit up, no screaming, no pain.  Eventually they grow out of it and you can discontinue the medicine. As far as position, try to keep her more upright rather than lying flat, lessens the reflux and the pain. 

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