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What to do for acid reflux?

Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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There was a lady with a baby at the drs office and I was talking to her while waiting for my appt. She mentioned her baby had acid reflux and dr said to give baby cereal. baby is only 2 months. That realllly didnt sound right to me, but I've never had a baby with reflux. So now I'm curious--is that actually what you are supposed to do or not?

And I don't know if baby sees my same dr or a different one because my dr isnt the only one who works there.

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KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on May. 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM
It's not a good treatment. True reflux can't really be properly diagnosed until 6 months. Most babies have some degree of reflux due to an immature digestive system.

If baby isn't uncomfortable or losing weight nothing should be done. Babies should also be checked for dairy/soy allergy which can cause vomiting. If baby is breastfeeding then over supply and over active letdown should be eliminated as possible causes as well.
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mylilprincesses
by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:33 PM
I have been told by a DOCTOR that some are born with acid reflux due to a something with the esophagus not mature yet. I give my youngest gripe water to help it.
bubblemama2164
by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:34 PM

yes my pedi told me to give my ds who is 7 weeks old  baby cereal in his bottle it helps thicken it and keep it down better but it didnt work well for him he is now on zantac

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mylilprincesses
by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:37 PM
http://m.parenting.com/article/ask-dr-sears-coping-with-babys-acid-reflux
Seximama23
by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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I gave my son gripe water
brittany208
by Bronze Member on May. 29, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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that's what I would think--not baby cereal... 


Quoting mylilprincesses:

http://m.parenting.com/article/ask-dr-sears-coping-with-babys-acid-reflux


 

mylilprincesses
by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM
try the gripe water.
it worked be better than the acid reflux meds my older two girls were on


Quoting brittany208:

that's what I would think--not baby cereal... 




Quoting mylilprincesses:

http://m.parenting.com/article/ask-dr-sears-coping-with-babys-acid-reflux



 

la_bella_vita
by on May. 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM

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brittany208
by Bronze Member on May. 29, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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my kids have never had it. It was just a random lady at the drs office. 


Quoting mylilprincesses:

try the gripe water.
it worked be better than the acid reflux meds my older two girls were on


Quoting brittany208:

that's what I would think--not baby cereal... 


 


Quoting mylilprincesses:

http://m.parenting.com/article/ask-dr-sears-coping-with-babys-acid-reflux

 


 


 

MMerrill
by on May. 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

A lot of doctors tell them to use it, it's supposed to help milk stay in the stomach... my son had severe reflux because he was a preemie, and his esophagus wasn't closed all the way when he was born but we never used cereal.  A lot of doctors prescribe medication for it too...which usually is more harmful than it is helpful, so we didn't use that either.  You just have to keep them propped up, burp them a lot, etc.

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