Acid Reflux baby...

Christy - posted on 12/01/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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We've recently discovered that my 3 month old has Acid Reflux. It was a rough first few months... he would be fussy 80% of his awake time, spit up constantly and was hard to get to sleep. He's been on a gas medication and Zantac for 2 weeks now and it has made a world of difference. Is anyone else experiencing this as well? I'd love to talk to other moms who have been through this too. It definitely wasn't easy!

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Jenny - posted on 12/22/2008

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My 15 week old son is also on a form of Zantac. He spits up sooo much, but its not forceful vomiting or anything. He doesn't get fussy either. It's just the fact that he would spit up a ton. The Zantac seems to have helped. He's been on it for a few weeks and his weight gain is back on track, but recently he has started spitting up a lot more again. I tried putting a little Rice Cereal in his bottle, but it clogged the level 2 nipples I use and gave him the worst diarrhea imagineable. I also tried switching him to Enfamil A.R., but that is also too thick for the nipples it seems. I even tried a level 3 nipple on my Dr. Brown's bottles but it still clogged. I'm going to call the pedi to see if we should up the dosage of Zantac (he's only taking .7 ml twice a day). We'll see.....he also eats 7-8 oz every 3 or so hours, so that could be part of the cause for the spitting up!

Christy - posted on 12/19/2008

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I forgot to check this! It is good to hear that I'm not alone. I mean, I knew I wasn't, but it is good to have support. My son eats about every 3-4 hours during the day and can go up to 7.5 hours between feedings at night. I breastfeed exclusively (no bottles) so I am not exactly sure how much he gets. I was too one of those moms that didn't want to put her little guy on medication, but it was in his best interest. I had to just suck it up and think about what kind of damage the reflux could do untreated- it was so very bad.

Valerie - posted on 12/05/2008

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My daughter was put on Zantac also, 1.3ml twice a day. It has DEFINATELY made a HUGE difference too. This was just diagnosed about 4 weeks ago and she has been a totally different baby. Her pedi also changed her formula to Similac Sensitive R.S which has rice starch added to it and she is hardly spitting up at all, except when she gives her daddy this big toothless grin with a mouthful of milk when he's feeding her. lol.

User - posted on 12/03/2008

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My 11 week old little girl has silent reflux i.e. not vomiting or spitting up. It took a barium meal in hospital to correctly diagnose the reflux and she has a severely inflamed oesophagous from the accumulation of stomach acid. She cries during and after feeds and is especially fussy in the evenings. Not easy at all and can't wait for her to start feeling better.

Autumn - posted on 12/03/2008

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Yes. I just posted about this in another thread. Our twins are 13 weeks old. Our DD was really been affected by reflux. Mostly, I think that it it what I have been eating that has been affecting her. I am changing my diet and that has worked wonders. I was/am really hesitant to medicate her though. I am sure it is safe and all, but I am just one of those people that hates medicating little ones. I don't know. What other precautions are you taking for the reflux? Are you keeping him elevated after feedings and when he sleeps? That is a good idea ... either using a foam wedge in his crib, or something similar. Hang in there!!

Dawn - posted on 12/01/2008

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my baby is going through the same thing. She also has colic and a milk allergy. It was sooo rough in the beginning, but she is finally working it out. But How often and how much is your baby eatting? My daughter Chloe is eatting about 4oz every 3 hours and I'm not sureit's enough?

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