Baby Acid Reflux

Valerie - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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My two month old has acid reflux. She is currently on baby prevacid. We always elevate her especially after her feedings. I am breastfeeding and would like to continue. She seams to be doing better. However, she is still feeding almost every two hours at night and around 2:30 or 3:00 am she seems to get really uncomfortable. I'm not sure if its the acid reflux or gas. Does anyone have this trouble any remedies?

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Kelly - posted on 08/14/2016

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Baby magic tea will REALLY help. Also, try getting her to sleep on an incline. Sometimes sleeping flat will make it worse.

Lindsay - posted on 08/24/2011

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What is the dose of prilosec you give twice a day? We are on 15 mg solutab of prevacid once a day and wondering if we should be splitting morning and night. He does sleep through the night (around 9-7) which is why we give it to him in the am.

Annette - posted on 11/20/2009

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My 4 month old has reflux and was told also to cut down on how much i fed her but she still chucked up so i took her back to the community nurse and was told she is a normal spewing baby... i had her on thickener in her bottles but wasnt working...

Anuradha - posted on 11/20/2009

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Hi my son who is 4 months old now had GER since 7 days old. I was advised by the doc to keep him in 45 deg angle after every feed. Even though he would spit up milk sometimes in small qty and sometimes in large qty. No matter what medication you give it is something which is very natural and common to babies. Almost all babies are born with premature digestive system and it improves as they grow old. Touchwood!!! my baby is fine now and doesnt have the reflux. Even though he is 4 months old, he gets up every 2 - 3 hours be it night or day. The irritation could be due to many reasons and if you find that its particularly at the same time during night then i would say your baby has colic. I am using Collic Aid which is made up of Dill seed and Fennel Oil. It helps relieving the gas pain that babies have. It does help. The irritation could also be due to ear pain. Please get her ears checked by your doc once. Hope this info helps.

Amy - posted on 11/15/2009

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shes actually no longer on the soy....it was constipating her too badly...shes on nutramigen now and a completely different baby..still spitting up but with that and the prilosec she no longer screams when she spits up...it was the worst. shes started on cereal (not in the bottle, spoon fed) about 2 1/2 weeks ago and the spit up has gone down quite a bit...so hopefully the reflux starts to die down

Hanlie - posted on 11/14/2009

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Amy, just remember that soya tends to aggrivate the reflux! Our son was on infacare soya with his reflux and was spitting up alot the whole day! Now hes on infacare AR (no other meds) and his reflux is basically something of the past. (Hes 4 months old now)

Allie - posted on 11/13/2009

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My baby boy is 4 months old, he was diagnosed with acid reflux about one month old. they put him on the ar lipil milk by enfamil and it helped alot at first, but as time as grown he was got used to and he spits up quite a bit. but it seems like it doesn't bother him as bad now that he is on that milk. he has good days and he bad days, some days are worse than others.

Valerie - posted on 11/11/2009

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I'm so glad your little boy came through it! It's so scary when you find out there is something wrong with your precious angel!! Thanks for the encouragement. Alexis has her 4 month well check in a week, I am definately going to ask about giving rice cereal to her. I've tried adding it to her bottles, but we are having trouble getting her to consistently take a bottle. I'm so worried, I go back to work in a week and she will only drink small amounts from a bottle. Gotta love her though!

Rachael - posted on 11/08/2009

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oh don't get me started on the acid reflux. haha my baby was put in the hospital for 3 days they SAID he had acid reflux when he was 4 weeks. They put him under anesthesia and put a pH probe down his esophagus! it was a nightmare. I was suspicious because he never ever spit up. but I took heed and did just what you are doing, prevacid and all! I didn't like the idea of him on drugs so young so I switched his formula. granted you breastfeeding may just stop drinking dairy. I'm lactose intolerant and so was my baby. so now he drinks only soy milk. the problem was fixed! his fussiness, tummy aches, and sleeping problems. also he started eating cereal at 2 1/2 months that helped with not eating every 2 hrs. if you have any questions on what I went though just ask I'll be more then happy to talk about what my poor guy went though and his amazing transformation to a now very happy baby. good luck!!!

Shelby - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son is 4 months old and we recently discovered that he too had Acid Reflux, he is currently taking Prilosec. We give it to him in the morning, but the later the night gets it seems as if he is in pain at times. Around 3-4am I usually put him to sleep in his bouncer (which is an upright position) and it usually helps. I breastfeed as well.

Jeni - posted on 11/07/2009

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We had the same problem and tryed substituting with formula which made matters worse, Tyler (my son) had a severe milk protein allergy and nearly died..Dont substitute milks and everything until you have had sound medical advice. Also try Burping a few times through feeds and see if this helps you lil 1 Valerie?

Tricia - posted on 10/24/2009

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My little girl was diagnosed with reflux from 3 weeks old, now 3 months. She is on zantac and similac alimentum and i must say i have noticed a difference. the taste of the zantac is quite strong ut you can get it flavored, at giant eagle. she likes the grape!! good luck

Laura - posted on 10/18/2009

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My 3 month old also has reflux and is exclusively breastfed. She's on zantac (ranitidine) twice a day and doing good, the incline on her bassinet is about 45 degrees, we use the positioner and also raise the back. My only insight is around the medication itself - trying a different may be better - and also DOSAGE, keep in mind that they are calculated based on baby's weight so she may have outgrown the dose and need more. Ask your dr!

Ashley - posted on 10/18/2009

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My baby is three months now and she also had acid reflux. But I was not breast feeding. Her doctor put her on ranitidine. She is still spitting up but no where near as much. About your baby waking up at night I give my daughter a little bit of cereal in her bottle at night. But not to much because it will make them constipated.

Eden - posted on 10/14/2009

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When my son was a baby he was breast and formula feed, at 6 weeks they said he had acid reflux... he was on baby zantac and he cried every time I gave it to him... I finally tasted it and realized why... it was a strong peppermint that burned my mouth... He quit spitting up, but started crying more. I took him off it, swapped to soy formula and added a little cereal to a bottle. and he never had another problem. He is 4 now, and lactose intolerant.

since you are exclusively breast feeding try pumping and adding cereal, and or cutting lactose out of your diet. Acid reflux is really commonly miss and over diagnosed. Second opions never hurt too!!!

Judith - posted on 10/12/2009

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my daughter has reflux i was told to get a powder to add to her milk call caroebel it is BRILLIANT she has been a different baby from i used this what it is , is a thickner for the milk which keep the milk from comeing up and keeps them going for longer between feeds

Sabrina - posted on 10/08/2009

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My daughter is 3 months old. Initially her dr said I was overfeeding her. I breastfed her more often for shorter periods. When that didn't work, she got a milk scan done. It showed severe reflux after 1 ounce of milk. She is now on Prevacid and still throws up quite a bit, but she no longer fussed after feedings even though she still throws up. My pediatrician says I can give her rice cereal to help with the reflux but she is not interested just yet. So for now we are dealling with the reflux as long as she is no longer fussing.

Amber - posted on 10/04/2009

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my baby is the same both of them I figured out they are lactose intolerant if you are breastfeeding stay away from milk and cheese for a couple days and see if there is a change also try manzanilla tea just like 2 oz it relaxes stomach and makes them sleepy

Desiree - posted on 10/03/2009

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My son has acid reflux. Just got him on the meds for that and switched his formula to Similac Alimentum... he's a brand new baby!

Amy - posted on 10/03/2009

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our little girl will be 3 months oct. 10...we found out she had reflux at about 3 weeks...originally she was on zantac and isomil soy and the zantac worked for a bit but then had to switch her to prilosec twice a day....and we recently also switched her to nutramigen....shes still spitting up quite a bit but it doenst seem to bother her anymore she just smiles like almost saying "ha ha mommy, i made a mess!" and the nutramigen has been GREAT with her gas and pooping.on the other formula she was so gassy and would only poop once every other day or every two days and would struggle. now she goes at least once if not twice A DAY with no problem.it smells and its pricey but it works and she seems to like it. but after we feed her we usually keep her upright for about 20 minutes before we put her down. we had her crib slightly elevated but because she is moving around alot now she would roll too much to the side an that made me uncomfortable

Valerie - posted on 10/02/2009

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It's good to know there's others out there with the same challenges. What type of formula do substitue with? How often? Did it result in the feedings being spaced out?

Yvonne - posted on 10/02/2009

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Hi i was also breast feeding but also topping up with a bottle as my little girl was constantly feeding for two hours at a time and always seemed to be hungry.

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