mums with reflux babies

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Sara - posted on 04/06/2016

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Try babies magic tea whenever your baby gets reflux, colic, constipation or any other tummy trouble.

Jody - posted on 11/11/2008

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hi if anyones baby has problems with constipation even from about 6 months try some shreddies mixed with babys own milk worked wonders for lola and she not been constipated for months i give her shreddies one morning then toast the next wich is brill for reflux as it is heavy and keeps down acid this stops the shreddies making her too loose aswell and bananna is great too early on in day not too late as will lay too heavy on tummy for bed hope this helps all x

Elizabeth - posted on 11/07/2008

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Hello my son is going to be a year old next week and he has very bad reflux also (gerd)....he also has Di george syndrome it affects alot. He has no thymus gland..Been i the hospital almost died from Rotavirus.. WE have tried at least 5 different formulas that he has been on.. A really good one is Neocate..it really helped him.. Right now he is on nutramigen lipil ready to use stuff..He cannot have live virus shots...So anyway on valentines day the doctors did everything to find out what was going on with my baby and they found that his milk was going into his lungs when he drank. So they had to put a feeding tube in his stomach.Its been a pain in the butt but it helps him. He is hopefully going to get it out before christmas...He also has a danny sling that he sleeps with and that is great.. Anything else you want to ask me go ahead! Hope i can help...

User - posted on 11/06/2008

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My daughter is 4 months old and has acid reflux. I joined a forum that was very helpful. It is infantreflux.org. I think you well find a lot information on this site.

Sarah - posted on 11/05/2008

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Something I forgot to add... I have had two different docs prescribe Spencer REGLAN for his acid reflux. When I asked them about the side effects, they said it causes fussiness. The G.I. doc prescribed it today. I didn't get it filled. I have a family friend that is a nurse practioner, who told me that Reglan, after taken for a while can cause mini strokes, involuntary movements and abnormal movements of your child's body parts. I googled it, here is a link about these side effects: http://www.oshmanlaw.com/pharmaceutical_...

Sarah - posted on 11/05/2008

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I took my 11 month old to a G.I. doctor at Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She told me that he should start to outgrow his reflux between 12 to 15 months. He has been on Zantac 2ml twice a day. She said that any of the reflux medicine, if taken for a while, will not work on your child, that he has built a tolerance for it. She didn't think he had an allergy to milk, since he is on a milk based formula, and that he could switch to milk next month. She prescribed him Prevacid 15 mg solutabs once a day. They are tablets that dissolve in their mouth. Hopefully this helps you.

Alexis - posted on 11/05/2008

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i know this is not my question, but i sure am glad u asked it. my daughter has acid reflux and this information is very helpful. her doctors put her on 3 different meds and none of them help. she will be 1 in two weeks hopefully she will out grow it.

Jody - posted on 11/05/2008

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thankyou so much for all ur info it really helps just to know iam not doing something wrong

Sarah - posted on 11/04/2008

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My son has reflux really bad, too. He has had an upper G.I. to make sure he didn't have any other problems with his stomach, and he didn't, just reflux. He is on zantac, but I don't know how much that it really helps. We switched his formula to Enfamil A.R. about 3 months ago, and it improved at least 60%. It is thickened with rice starch. He has an appointment with a gastro specialist tomorrow, though, I am afraid when he switches to milk next month, its going to be back to square one. My husband has reflux, too, had surgery to correct it. He said that foods with a lot of acid, like peaches, oranges, orange juice,etc., and food or drinks that have sugar or really sweet are bad, too, like juices. I think stuff that is spicy is bad, too, but that doesnt really apply to babies.

Deanne - posted on 11/03/2008

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my son has the same problem, I find when he is hungry is when his flares up, but he is on the medication called zantact ( spelling) prescribed by the doctor, it seems to work, I was told that usually by the time they turn 1 year they should out grow it. As for foods to avoid, I "try" to feed him anything, nothing bothers him yet.....

Amanda - posted on 10/31/2008

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pablum is just rice cereal. I hope something helps for her because I know it's hard on them!!

Jody - posted on 10/31/2008

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hi thanks for all ur help,my daughter has got silent reflux were she doesnt sick it just sticks in her eusofagus and burns,just wondered what pablum is as she was prescribed gaviscon and ranitadine (zantac) wich turns acid production off, my daughter will be one in two weeks and has been walking since she was 10 months old and i was told the reflux would go when she walked it is loads better but still has flarem ups

Amanda - posted on 10/30/2008

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My son had severe reflux when he was born. His was soo bad that he would actually throw up yellow curds which was all the acid in his stomach. We started him on 1 tablespoon of pablum at 3 months and almost instantly it stopped. Not even would he spit up anymore!! I know doctors suggest you wait until at least 6 months....but we figured the benefits would outweigh the risks and it definitely worked for us!! Also....you can elevate the mattress a bit so the head is higher than the body....feed only 1-2 ounces than burp or if you're BF like me burp after each side. Keep baby elevated for at least half hour after feeding to avoid food from coming back up. Medication is ultimately the last resort. Hope some of this helps!!

Melanie - posted on 10/22/2008

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Hi,



My son has reflux with milk. Has your doctor suggested trying Gaviscon for Infants. My son would scream terribly half way through a bottle and then throw up his feed and/or bring big balls of renet (looks like scambled egg). Turned out that due to his bowel condition and colostomy bag the food wasnt leaving the stomach quick enough and backing up, This caused effectively acid heartburn which is part of reflux.



We were prescribed Gaviscon Infant, put 2 sachets in each feed and bingo he hasnt had reflux since. We are currently weening him off Gaviscon now to see whether the reflux has past.



Foods to avoid I am not sure as it was milk that was an issue for Alex, but I would imagine anything thats over milky e.g. lots of milky puddings or anything too acidic should be kept to a minimum as not to agrevate the stomach.



Hope you can find a solution soon. My dad believe it or not has just developed Reflux in his 60's. The advice he has been given and appears to work for him, as well as the medication he takes which is also Gaviscon, is not to eat after 6pm at night as the digestion transit it slower and sits heavy on the stomach and to avoid too much for breakfast. He has to keep it light such as a piece of fruit or toast, he avoids cereal with lots of milk and tea and coffee in the morning.

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