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Is it common...????

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For a baby that could possibly have reflux issues to want to feed alot? I've heard because the formula going in their belly soothes the reflux discomfort- I'm just trying to figure out if dd has it- taking her to pedi next week- thanks in advance :)
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by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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mandapanda82
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Ya she always has to be inclined- hates being on her back


Quoting iansmommy9:

Ds had reflux. He liked to be inclined in a bouncer or car seat until we got the reflux controlled. If you had heartburn when pregnant, well, that's what baby feels with reflux. Laying flat hurts.


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mandapanda82
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Sounds like she had a very severe form of it- but not all cases are that bad but I get that it's over diagnosed


Quoting AshlynnJadesMom:

I would say no. My daughter had SEVERE reflux to the point that she stopped breathing and was put on a feeding tube because she WOULDN't eat from the reflux. To this day at 14 months old I still have feeding issues with her due to the trauma reflux caused her.

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iansmommy9
by Natasha on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:44 PM

How old is baby? 

mandapanda82
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Just 4 months on dec 30


Quoting iansmommy9:

How old is baby? 


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momto1ryen
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

 Wouldn't say it's common just more a need to suck. However over eating is bad for babies with reflux. They end up in more discomfort and more vomiting,

expectantmom81
by Erin on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM
Doesn't sound like reflux to me. i would say growth spurt ix more likely. My oldest had bad reflux. He would constantly spit up, arch is back, and cray during and after eating.
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TerriB0311
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:18 PM
I didn't mix it. The Alimentum is one of the gentlest formulas out there. He did fine from the first dose. I also put a wedge under the mattress so he was inclined a bit when he slept. Hope it helps!

Quoting mandapanda82:

Do I need to mix it with her current formula if I get the alimentum- do gradually adjust her to it? Or is that not necessary?




Quoting TerriB0311:

My DS had a severe milk protein allergy and spit up a lot! Soy actually made it worse. You may want to consider Similac Alimentum. Once I switched to that, he was a new baby. Good luck! I know how hard it is to watch a LO in pain.

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mandapanda82
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Did you consult your pedi first?


Quoting TerriB0311:

I didn't mix it. The Alimentum is one of the gentlest formulas out there. He did fine from the first dose. I also put a wedge under the mattress so he was inclined a bit when he slept. Hope it helps!



Quoting mandapanda82:

Do I need to mix it with her current formula if I get the alimentum- do gradually adjust her to it? Or is that not necessary?






Quoting TerriB0311:

My DS had a severe milk protein allergy and spit up a lot! Soy actually made it worse. You may want to consider Similac Alimentum. Once I switched to that, he was a new baby. Good luck! I know how hard it is to watch a LO in pain.


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jridgill
by Sapphire Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:24 PM

 Yes it's possible

iansmommy9
by Natasha on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Have you recently changed formulas? Ds onset of reflux was very close to birth. He was diagnosed at 3 weeks and put on meds at 6 weeks. 

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