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If ur baby has/had GERD...

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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Can u tell me wat u did to sooth baby, help with the GERD, help with the reflux?

I have a friend who's baby is 6 weeks old, and he was 6 weeks preemie. She's having a hard time w/ it.
mom is not BFing.


Any advice?
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AshleySail
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Bump. Breastfeeding?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM
We were given medication.
cmabbott
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM
DD took meds and slept in her carseat to keep her upright.
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cmabbott
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Oh and we had to keep her upright for 30 mins after every feeding.
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Charliesmommy11
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM
The baby needs to be upright for a minimum of 30 minutes after every feed , an inclined sleeping place helps too. Trying a different formula ( unless breast fed then mom needs to watch what she eats ) , acid blockers like Zantac , Prilosec , and Prevacid can be prescribed if the reflux is diagnosed and causing inflammation in the esophagus. Frequent burping during feeds , and smaller more frequent feeds can help as well.
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LittlePiggies5
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Breastfeeding and having the baby sleep inclined
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Don't put baby is carseat unless you HAVE to. It puts pressure on the tummy which can cause the acid tp rose into the throat!

2 put the crib at a incline.

3 Paci will help keep acid from rising into the throat.

4 decide if they want to try meds.

5 is mom breastfeeding?
Sunshine201
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:40 AM

we were prescribed meds and he had to sleep upright.

shivasgirl
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM

I had to mix two formulas for my son

banana-bear
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Well, BF'ing will greatly help - can she re-lactate?

My daughter was on Reglan (I DO NOT recommend this!) and Prevacid. After she was weaned off the meds, I found out about chiropractic care for reflux. Had I known, I would have explored that before I went with drugs. Lots of people say it cures the GERD in their babies.

Other than that, sleeping on an incline can help. She can get a foam wedge and place it between the mattress and the crib bottom to elevate the bed. There is this thing called a Danny Sling too, and that should be covered by insurance.

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