Ok, my 7 week old has severe reflux diagnosed by barium x-rays. The dr wants him to have only 2oz of breastmilk at a time(I am pumping for him and we are thickening it) anyways feeding him only 2oz make him soo mad, you can tell he is still hungry. last week we wanted to see what would happen if we just fed him till he was happy, we would give him 4oz every 3 hours and he did great with it. I think he is going through a growing spurt cause all he wants to do is eat and sleep. what uld you do?? stay at 2 oz and have your baby be hungry or give him the 4oz and MAYBE have reflux issues?? please help wiht ideas?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Apr. 28, 2010 in General Parenting
When a baby has reflux it can aspartate into his lungs and cause permanent damage or even choke to death. The doctors are giving you advice for a reason, not just to make you uncomfortable.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by mompam at 11:15 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
I would breastfeed, not give the baby bottles. Bottle feeding even human milk can cause reflux. The way a baby nurses at the breast reduces refux. The way the milk changes in fat concentration as a baby feeds helps the baby feel full and take less at a feeding. I would use one breast a feeding.
I would never add cereal to a bottle. I agree that it is dangerous. It is also horrible for the digestive system and it will take weeks for your baby to recover. I would change doctors from any doctor that recommended feeding my breastfed baby a bottle and putting rice cereal in it. That doctor obviously doesn't have good advice.
I would do research and do other things that help with reflux like how to position the baby, massage, things that couldn't hurt the baby.
Answer by Gailll at 11:19 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
I forgot to add that it is very hard to maintain an adequate milk supply by pumping and pumping is sooo difficult. It is so easy to breastfeed.
Answer by Gailll at 11:31 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by mompam at 11:49 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:36 PM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Apr. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Apr. 28, 2010
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