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Hi, my 3 and a half week infant is suffering from horrible silent reflux. doctor put her on 2.5mg nexium, once a day. this was 2 weeks ago. but it is only getting worse. baby is restless, cries, arches her back?

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Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Reflux: Change the milk, Switch to formula specific for reflux such as Novolac AR, Nan AR. Did you have caeserean section? Risk then higher for vertebrae that is out of place. Thoracic vertebrae T7 causes reflux. Thus it might help taking your infant to the Chiropracter.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Other measures: The dose should be adjusted as the baby grows to treat her reflux, Monitor her growth and weight gain, add a thickener to the feeds and feed at an angle of at least 30 degrees. Avoid over feeding, burp mid and after her feeding. Discuss feeding during follow up visits.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Look at feed schedul: I see good results with thickening and feeding smaller amounts more often. breast vs bottle makes a difference with less air swallowing . Burp after feeds, consider trial of a rice solid formula that addresses reflux. Anti-reflux medications have about 50% efficacy & are a choice of LAST resort, if thickening, frequent/smaller feeds, positioning after feeds(30 degree head up x 30 min) don’t help

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A 31-year-old male asked:

Hi, my 3 and a half week infant is suffering from horrible silent reflux. Doctor put her on 2.5mg nexium, once a day. This was 2 weeks ago. But it is only getting worse. Baby is restless, cries, arches her back? Should we increase dose to twice a day

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Reflux: Do not do anything without your doctor instructing you to do so. I assume your have seen the pediatrician - perhaps a visit to a pediatric GI specialist may help. The reflux has to be evaluated.

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