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Does your baby have acid reflux?

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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I saw this in The Stir - Do you think it will help?

How to Stop Your Baby's Acid Reflux From Driving You Crazy

Posted by April Peveteaux
on November 9, 2011
baby spit up acid reflux
There's a reason every nursery has a supply of burp cloths -- babies spit up. They have since the dawn of time, and will still spit up long after we stop discussing this very common phenomenon. But as parents hunger for more and more information on every single thing our babies do, acid reflux gets attached to a baby who might just be perfectly normal. Or, might just need mom to change up her diet a little bit.

I know, something else that's mom's fault. However, going natural instead of giving your baby drugs is always a good idea. Especially since the number of new prescriptions for babies has increased 11-fold from 2002 to 2009. Even though the number of babies who actually need medication has not.

So what the heck can you do to keep your baby's breast milk from coming back up a few minutes later?

Cutting out dairy, soy, and wheat has been shown to do the trick on spitty babies. In fact, most babies can benefit from a diet change with the exception of very few who actually have serious problems like erosive esophagitis. This actually doesn't surprise me given that wheat makes me incredibly ill, and I know more than one person who can't tolerate dairy. I'm an even bigger believer as someone who eliminated wheat from my diet and watched all of my symptoms immediately disappear.

Of course, when I was a nursing mom, if someone told me to eliminate foods from my diet, I might have eaten their face off. It's hard to nourish a baby while denying yourself, but if you can avoid meds -- which aren't even formulated for babies anyway -- it seems like it's worth a try. Hey, nobody said you had to avoid sugar, right?

Does your baby have acid reflux?

by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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merinasmommy
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM
They thought my dd had it but it was bad food allergies.they put her on perscription formula and i stopped bfing helped a ton
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KaroGreenly
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM
Dd1 had bad reflux but she wasn't breastfed. Her doctor and I found several things, that when used together, made her symptoms minimal. She was never on prescription meds for reflux.
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louzannalady
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:33 PM

They thought my son did, but I refused meds and did more research. Come to find out, I have oversupply issues! Stupid doctors don't try other things or ask other questions first! Just reach for the pen and pad!

http://www.llli.org/faq/oversupply.html

TigressLily
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Abby does yes. Her pedi has put her on Zantac syrup. Getting it filled tomorrow and hopefully it works!


mommy2dallas602
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 9:52 PM
Dallas didnt and so far Madelyn doesnt
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shis_mama
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

My son was on special formula(high metabolism) and had/still has reflux at 18 months. His is from genetics unfortunately. He has been on medicine that has helped but now that he is older I have limited, very limited the foods that cause him to still spit up. The major one is sugar, but he still has medicine for those days that he hurts.

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