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Mommies to REFLUX babies

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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My daughter is almost 3 months old and has reflux. They just put her on Zantac and Similac Altmenium(sp).
Have your kids been on zantac? How long did it take to work?
How do you deal with the reflux and the spitting up? Its driving me crazy. Too many changes of clothes too much laundry constant worry about her spitting up and choking..

Any tips?

by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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afrw2007
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:37 PM

they told me to raise one side of my sons crib the side where his head it to elivate him. sit him up for a 1/2 hour after feedings. make sure they burp during feedings. monitor how much formula they are eating or how long they are nursing. his went awayy pretty quick about a week after the meds they gave him and he was a couple weeks old at the time.

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Josslynsmommy
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:38 PM

My dd is 16 months old and has been on Prilosec, Zantac, and now is on Prevacid. She is a preemie with horrible reflux and a million other issues., Well, now it's much better and barely ever spits up but they also determined that she has a milk protein allergy (so that includes soy based formulas too) so she got put on an amino-acid based formula and is still on it. What helped most of the time when she was little was holding up upright for 30-45 minutes after each feeding. Laying on her belly seemed to really help as well.

Good luck!! Some kids just grow out of it too.

TraciH
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:39 PM

hi! yes, my youngest had reflux. he used to projectile vomit on a daily basis. the zantac only made him have diarrhea like 10-12 times a day. the doc sent me to a specialist and they put him on meds and told me to put cereal in all his bottles and switch to lactofree formula. he still had problems but they got better. as a toddler, he would vomit easily though, which wasn't so fun. lol! he still has a weak stomach to this day and he is 11 1/2. i have cleaned up more vomit than i care to discuss. i know it stinks, hon, but it will get better. i always looked at it in a positive way because it wasn't exactly life threatening. i count my blessings. good luck!

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jackie8236
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:40 PM

My youngest has it. The zantac didn't work, he's 9 months old now and is throwing up less and less. He even holds down baby food. Pretty much it's just something you need to wait for them to grow out of. I stopped with the meds becuase it wasn't doing anything for him. Changing his formula didn't work either. All I can say is all that laundry will be around for awhile, but you shouldn't worry about them choking, she should be ok. After feeding my son I would let him hit in his swing for awhile and I put a pillow or blanket under his matress to help him, it didn't really work but at least if he threw up it would go away from his face instead of puddling there. Good luck with it though honey, it sucks.

myboogiewoogie
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:41 PM

My dd is on Prilosec and Reglan.  She has been for about 7 months now. The Zantac just wasn't strong enough for her.




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Superheromommy4
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:43 PM

My son has refulx and they found it when he was 10 days old. He was like the momma above projectile clear across the room. And the one before her about the bed had to do that to. They put him on zantac and he still is on zantac. It gets easier the older they get. Good luck

HannahEsmommy
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:43 PM

My DD who is now 2 was a 36 weeker.  She was breast fed and she still had reflux, but the ped. said that it would be easier on her throat then if she was formula fed.  As she's gotten older we are just careful with what she eats.  We notice certain foods make it worse.

She was on Zantac for about 1 year.  She still has some difficulties with reflux every now and then so we keep some Zantac on hand and give it as needed.  I'm hoping as she gets older it will continue to get better and go away all together.

She was so bad she would choke and turn blue.  It was so scary!  She did have episodes of projectile vomit and spit up but her main problem was the choking.  I made sure she always had a bib on after a feeding and made sure she was upright for 30 min to an hour after eating. 

I know it's hard and can be scary but it will get better.

bethandbabies26
by on Jan. 25, 2009 at 3:45 PM

My son was put on Zantac at three months also...it was a miracle drug...it made him a completely different baby. He was so bad he would choke on any type of formula we gave him...so the doc put him on Zantac and a stomach relaxer along with Similac Isomil...We stopped giving him the Zantac at 9 or 10 months and he is perfectly fine today. It's a scary thing to go through, but it will get better.

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