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A 37-year-old female asked:

I have 5 week old with silent reflux. on alimentum and prevacid (lansoprazole). can i add rice cereal to formula to help keep it down. if so, how much and how often?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe: The use of alumentus suggests there is concern for possible intolerance to some of the protein sources in the earlier feeds. Rice cereal will have a foreign protein source and may be a problem. The amount is somewhat arbitrary.When using cereal many add a teaspoon/4 oz.You could get a similar effect by adding some alumentum powder (same amount) and not have a new protein.The idea is to thicken fds.
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