My daughter was recently diagnosed with AR. She is 5 months and previously was eating 6 oz every three hours, sleeping a stretch of 9 hours at night.
The DR told me to add rice to her bottles.. 1 tsp per 2 oz, then 1 tsp per oz, then 2 per oz until the spitting gets better. I am using Dr Browns bottles, I got the level 3 and I'm adding 1 and 1/2 TBP to her bottles, but the milk is coming WAY to quickly - if I switch back to the level 2 she has to work so hard to get the milk! She is also going 4+ hours now between feedings. Should I decrease the amount of formula? How much formula does a baby need per day? Emma is 17lbs. I think its 32oz but not sure... I am very confused and stressed about this, the AR was so bad that she was chocking and couldn't get her breath and formula was coming out of her nose. I should also note that I keep her elevated for about an hr after her bottles.
I'm just going to say thanks ahead of time to everyone... I look forward to recommendations and some tips and tricks from the mommies out there!