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Formula For Acid Reflux Babies
Check with doc first: If she truly has milk allergies, you may want to check with doc about using elemental formula such as nutramigen or alimentum etc...Soy is also an option, but i would check with her doc first. These may help with her reflux as well. If not, med such as Prevacid or zantac can be used for reflux etc..Thickening formular with rice cereal may help also. Consult doc...Good luck. ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
May not help much: There isn't a formula that is best for reflux...But some may be more agreeable to the baby than others. Elemental formulas are somewhat easier to digest--such as nutramigen/alimentum etc..--but can be quite expensive. Keep baby head elevated after feeding, thickening forumula with rice cereal etc..May help. If not adequate, see your doc for possible treatment etc..Congrats and good luck.. ...Read more
My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?
Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?
Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more
Thicken formula: If child is formula fed then you can try a formula designed for reflux, such as enfamil ar or similac spitup. You could also just add rice cereal to the existing formula (i usually don't recommend this under a month of age.) try keeping child upright for 30-45 minutes after eating. ...Read more
Here are some clues.: When a baby has reflux, food sloshes up into the esophagus - and it's painful. You may notice that your baby cries as if in pain when you lie the baby on his/her back. Some babies will start crying during feeding; and it can sound like a painful cry. Check with your pediatric care povider. There are imaging studies that can be done to tell for sure, and there are medications that help. ...Read more
Talk to MD: There are somethings you can do to help, such as feeding while the baby is sitting, and making sure bed is raised at head. If the problem persists talk to your pediatrician to see if medication or diet change might help. They may refer you to a GI doctor for evaluation or treatment. ...Read more
Alter feeds: Some reflux kids will improve with smaller, more frequent feedings & elevation of the head for at least a half hour after feeds. Thickening the feeds (cereal) also sometimes helps. Decades ago we suspended some of the worst on a wedge of foam in a parachute like harness that kept their head up. If all else fails u may get tired of baby crying about the heartburn & try the med. ...Read more
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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