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Is nexium (esomeprazole) good treatment for reflux for my 7 months old baby?

Is nexium (esomeprazole) good treatment for reflux for my 7 months old baby?

No : never give OTC medications to an infant without consulting your primary care practitioner. Some babies are up more frequently than others. This is not reflux. This is normal. Somebabies are just urpers. So long as the baby is gaining weight normally, enough food is staying down. ...Read more

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Is lactaid safe for babies?

Is lactaid safe for babies?

Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's better for babies prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs or the suspension version?

What's better for babies prevacid (lansoprazole) solutabs or the suspension version?

As long as...: ...You can get the medicine into the person, dose is what matters, not the form of the medicine. Personally, i think the suspension is easier. ...Read more

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Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

Does soy formula for babies cause babies to get thrush?

No: Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus (sometimes called yeast) this type of infection is common in babies because their immune system is still developing. Fungal infections are common in warm moist areas like the mouth, diaper area (especially the creases) and folds of skin such as under the neck. It is not related to type of formula. Antibiotic use can increase yeast infections. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Can simethicone be added to pedialyte for 8month old baby?

Not needed: Probably not harmful, but why take a chance, no known benefit from doing this or it would have been commercially developed already. ...Read more

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Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

Is gripe water the same as mylicon drops for babies?

No: The chemistries are different. The gas drops are supposed to break down the bubbles to pass in an easier fashion. Gripe contains a number of products traditionally used to calm the baby, in small quantities.Whether it works is not clear, as are the gas drops. ...Read more

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How much ranitidine (zantac) can I give to my 2 month old (12 lb) baby for reflux?

How much ranitidine (zantac) can I give to my 2 month old (12 lb) baby for reflux?

5-10mg/kg/24 divided: A 12lb (5.5kg) kid could take between 14 & 28 mg every 12 hours ~ 1-2ml of 15mg/ml syrup. ...Read more

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Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Looking for most natural neocate infant formula?

Neocate: Neocate is a different type of formula. It is composed of free amino acids, the building block of proteins. It is as basic and natural as can be. There is no "organic" alternative. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best food for consipated formula fed baby?

Please recommend the best food for consipated formula fed baby?

Constipation: Soy formulas are usually more constipating that others, but the opposite can be true as well! The only way to figure out which formula is best for a baby's digestive tendencies is by experience. It can take up to two weeks after a formula change for the results to be known, so rapid formula changes is best avoided. A common trial sequence is: cows milk based, lactose-free, soy, elemental. ...Read more

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Is cerelac safety for baby?

Is cerelac safety for baby?

Yes: These cereals are not sold in the us but should be fine for babies over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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What brands of infant foods are ok for mspi baby? Baby currently on elecare.

What brands of infant foods are ok for mspi baby? Baby currently on elecare.

No endorsement Here: I believe it is well stated on this site, but we do not provide any endorsement of any safe product that humans can purchase and use. Medicine would be fully neutral and have no opinion on your question. ...Read more

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4 month old--silent reflux--taking prevacid (lansoprazole) but wanting to try probiotics. Are they effective?

4 month old--silent reflux--taking prevacid (lansoprazole) but wanting to try probiotics. Are they effective?

Yes, concerned...: I am quite concerned about using Prevacid (lansoprazole) in a baby. It's important to treat reflux but it can have serious side effects, isn't a cure ; should not be used for more than 12 weeks. Probiotics are more likely to address the cause as part of a natural treatment program. See http://bit.Ly/1b1avqs ; see http://bit.Ly/1a5tjaf for a free ebook. Consider consulting a holistic doc: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...Read more

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Can i give my child Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn?

Can i give my child Tums (calcium carbonate) for heartburn?

Yes: Calcium carbonate which is the main ingredient in Tums (calcium carbonate) may help to neutralize stomach acid in mild or transient conditions. If the symptoms persist for more than two weeks or do not improve with Tums (calcium carbonate) call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to give my baby pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) at 5 months?

Is it possible for me to give my baby pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) at 5 months?

According to the: Company "as of spring 2004, the fda required the child dosing directions be removed from the label of all anti-diarrheal products containing bismuth subsalicylate, including pepto-bismol.". ...Read more

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How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel , and ginger? What probiotics to use?

How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies?  How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel , and ginger?  What probiotics to use?

Possibly helpful: As someone who practices integrative pediatrics, I do incorporate these remedies for colic/gas in babies. Gripe waters that contain small amounts of fennel and ginger are likely safe as are chamomile and fennel teas (for baby or mom - if baby is under 6m, don't give more than 1 oz 3x per day). Probiotics (bifidus, lactobacillus) have been shown to be safe and effective. ...Read more