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What did your baby's pediatrician give for acid reflux? PIOG **UPDATE**

Posted by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM
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My 1 month old DS has been experiencing symptoms of acid reflux. What did your child's pediatrician do for their acid reflux?
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM
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mybumblebe
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:51 PM
He gave us a prescription for something (forget the name) it helped but I stopped giving it to her after a couple weeks it went away on it's own eventually. Look online there are a few things you can do to help make it better like holding baby upright after feeding burping more etc
polkaspots
by Silver Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 10:52 PM
My kids didn't have it, but a baby I watched did. This kid was allergic to the different meds so they gave a teaspoon or so of oatmeal after every other bottle during the day to keep the milk down.
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Love_H523
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:03 PM
I told myself Friday that if he was still showing symptoms by Sunday evening that I would call an after hours nurse, see what I could do for that night and have her wrote in his chart that I'll be calling to have him seen Monday. I did do a warm bath and kept him
Upright but even an hour after he are he would burp and start screaming at the top
Of his lungs. I never had this problem with my daughter so I know nothing about it. I did realize Thursday evening that he doesn't like to lay down flat (this was before I researched acid reflux in babies) my routine was to feed him and lay him in his bassinet to go to sleep. He was up 3-5 times a night screaming. So I thought maybe he likes being propped up. Ever since Thursday night he's been sleeping from 10pm-530am. So my obstacle then was to figure out why he cries when he's not sleeping or eating. And I mean constant crying! I have to call
First thing in the AM to get him an apt.
Quoting mybumblebe: He gave us a prescription for something (forget the name) it helped but I stopped giving it to her after a couple weeks it went away on it's own eventually. Look online there are a few things you can do to help make it better like holding baby upright after feeding burping more etc
Love_H523
by on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:04 PM
How old was the baby? I hope not too young,
I didn't think they could have oatmeal till they were at
Least 5-6 months
Quoting polkaspots: My kids didn't have it, but a baby I watched did. This kid was allergic to the different meds so they gave a teaspoon or so of oatmeal after every other bottle during the day to keep the milk down.
mybumblebe
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:08 PM
Yeah that reminds me that the pediatrician also recommended letting her sleep at an angle. At that time (she was like 2 months) she was sleeping in pack and play in our room since it was easier than walking to nursery so we propped the mattress up at like 35 degree angle and it made her a lot more comfortable. She would slide though lol

Quoting Love_H523: I told myself Friday that if he was still showing symptoms by Sunday evening that I would call an after hours nurse, see what I could do for that night and have her wrote in his chart that I'll be calling to have him seen Monday. I did do a warm bath and kept him
Upright but even an hour after he are he would burp and start screaming at the top
Of his lungs. I never had this problem with my daughter so I know nothing about it. I did realize Thursday evening that he doesn't like to lay down flat (this was before I researched acid reflux in babies) my routine was to feed him and lay him in his bassinet to go to sleep. He was up 3-5 times a night screaming. So I thought maybe he likes being propped up. Ever since Thursday night he's been sleeping from 10pm-530am. So my obstacle then was to figure out why he cries when he's not sleeping or eating. And I mean constant crying! I have to call
First thing in the AM to get him an apt.
Quoting mybumblebe: He gave us a prescription for something (forget the name) it helped but I stopped giving it to her after a couple weeks it went away on it's own eventually. Look online there are a few things you can do to help make it better like holding baby upright after feeding burping more etc
MarriedYoung
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM
Absolutely nothing. My little man had HORRIBLE acid reflux and the pedi said there is really nothing they could give him he would just have to grow out of it. He still has it and gets heartburn but its a lot better now that he is off formula and i can control better what he eats.
polkaspots
by Silver Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 11:41 PM
For most babies the recommendation is six months for solids, but this was an exception because the medicines they tried him on gave him severe allergic reactions. Er worthy reactions. He was about two months old when the cereal got started and he finally went back to birth weight and started gaining because he wasn't vomiting up all of his milk. Most babies shouldn't have grains like oatmeal until closer to nine months to a year old.

Quoting Love_H523: How old was the baby? I hope not too young,
I didn't think they could have oatmeal till they were at
Least 5-6 months
Quoting polkaspots: My kids didn't have it, but a baby I watched did. This kid was allergic to the different meds so they gave a teaspoon or so of oatmeal after every other bottle during the day to keep the milk down.
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MusherMaggie
by Bronze Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Are you nursing? If so, overactive letdown/oversupply cause similar symptoms, but reclined nursing is the fix rather than medication or solids given to early.
Mama110981
by Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Ds was diagnosed with GERD at 4 weeks. From than till he was abt 5 months old he was on a variety of medications and had to stop bf. he was out on nutramigen (sp?) for cows milk allergy and gerber rice to help hold the formula down. He started off in the lowest dose of zantac that he eventually maxed out on bc of his weight. He was than switched to prilosec which did nothing and than to the lowest dose of prevacid. Which again wasnt strong enough. By the time he was 5 months old he was on an adult dose of prevacid twice a day until he was abt 13 months old which by that time he "grew out of it". All of this was approved by his doctor When the zantac wasnt working for him anymore she referred us to a GI specialist. And the specialst took it from there.

It was devastating for me to watch my child in so much pain and lose so much weight so fast. Ds father and sister (not my biological child) dealt with this when they were babies as well. His sister was actually in medication until she was abt 6 yrs old. I contacted ds doctor abt this right away. But we did kinda have a clue as to what was going on Needless to say, ds is 21 months old today. Hes healthy happy and thats what matters.

I would definetly bring your little one to the doctors asap ... Good luck
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Aug. 11, 2014 at 2:59 PM

We were never given a perscription here is a bump!

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