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tell me about your babies with acid reflux

Both our girls seem to be experiencing reflux.  We went to the pedi last week b.c both were non stop crying and fussing all day everyday for the last 2 weeks.  They also have been spitting up a lot during some of their feedings.  Not all but about half of them.  The dr suggested to use mylicon to see if that helped, and it certainly has for fussiness and crying, but they seem to still be a little off and are still spitting up. 

My question to you is what did your pedi have you do to help with this? Did you switch formulas, zantac etc??

Thanks!

Re: tell me about your babies with acid reflux

  • Sorry your girls are going through this. :(   Some things we did for our LO when she was going through this too was to increase the number of feedings in a day but do smaller amounts at each feeding.  She would have to sit up for at least a half hour after a feeding, I would put her in her infant car seat.  Mylicon was put in to each bottle which did help.  The pack n play and crib were elevated so she was never laying flat.  I always kept a suction close by because a couple of times the reflux was so bad it was coming out from her nose and her mouth so she had to be suctioned so she could breathe.  It was pretty scary.  We were also told to try putting rice in the milk but we did not stick with this for too long because the rice cereal made her really constipated.  Zantac was provided but we only needed to use it a couple of times.   I really hope you can find some thing that works....it is so sad to see them so uncomfortable.
  • One of ours had reflux.  Before the pediatrician could prescribe anything, she had us go through the motion of other alternatives, etc.  So we tried different formulas, rice cereal, sitting him upright after every feeding.  I can't recall the other things since it seems so long ago.  But in the end, the doc prescribed Zantac.  In about a week, he was a happy baby - a side we hadn't seen before.  He must have been so miserable, poor thing.  He was on Zantac for about 4 months, I think.  Again, it's kind of a blur.

    So to answer your question, nothing worked for our baby, except the Zantac.  I'm sure every baby is different.  I'm sorry that you have two of them going through this.  I couldn't imagine both of mine having reflux.  It was hell with just one.  Good luck!

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  • Both my babies have it. DD has it worse, she is on Zantac and we switched her to Nutramigen, but that's due to a milk sensitivity. DS has it too, but is still on breastmilk and does okay. We also have a wedge under dd's mattress and we don't lay her flat after eating. That's helped with the spit up.
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    Both my twins had reflux.  DS was the spit up/vomit king, but rarely cried.  DD's was "silent".  Drink, burp, scream/cry and refuse to eat more. 

     We used rice in bottles (1 tsp/ounce or Tbsp..I can't remember) for DS and only a little rice for DD's bottles.  We used nutramigen formula.  Our dr wasn't comfortable prescribing the amount of meds they needed so we went to a pedi GI.  They were on both zantac and prevacid.  DD was off meds @ 13.5 mo old and DS was off meds @ 15.5 mo. 

    I hope you all get some relief soon!

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  • I feel like I have to sleep with one eye open b/c they have had come out their nose.  I hate it! It is so scary and it freaks me out.
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    One of ours had reflux.  Before the pediatrician could prescribe anything, she had us go through the motion of other alternatives, etc.  So we tried different formulas, rice cereal, sitting him upright after every feeding.  I can't recall the other things since it seems so long ago.  But in the end, the doc prescribed Zantac.  In about a week, he was a happy baby - a side we hadn't seen before.  He must have been so miserable, poor thing.  He was on Zantac for about 4 months, I think.  Again, it's kind of a blur.

    So to answer your question, nothing worked for our baby, except the Zantac.  I'm sure every baby is different.  I'm sorry that you have two of them going through this.  I couldn't imagine both of mine having reflux.  It was hell with just one.  Good luck!

    Can I ask what formula did you use while your son was taking the Zantac? And how did you know he was ready to come off? We just started with the gentlease today, but I don't think its going to work well...b/c they are still spitting up. So I think the next steo will be Zantac, unless we go with the AR formula.

    Also, did your son have any side effects from the Zantac?

  • DS had bad reflux, it improved with prilosec and putting oatmeal in bottles. I supplemented breastfeeding with Similac Sensitive for Spit-Up RTF.  The discomfort and breathing/gasping improved a ton with this, but the spitting up didn't really improve until he started eating solids. It turned out he also had a soy allergy, and DD has a milk allergy (but she didn't have reflux, but had major fussiness, gas and was inconsoble often between 2-4 weeks old).
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