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How To Add Rice Cereal For Acid Reflux In Infants
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?
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. ...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
What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone
Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based formulas are the most common alternatives. Your pediatrician should help you select a formula that is milk-free. It may be possible later in childhood to introduce sheep and goat milk products but wait for your pediatrician to give the ok. ...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?
Will putting rice in formula help a four week old with silent reflux? Already on Zantac (ranitidine)
My 2 month old has silent reflux / breastfed.Prevacid (lansoprazole) is somewhat helping. Can i give her a bit of rice cereal to help the reflux. ?
GE Reflux Disease: If reflux is mild, she is gaining weight, i think, you can continue breast feeding along with other measures, like, feeding in upright position, burping after each feed, upright sleep position (45 degrees), etc. Prevacid (lansoprazole) is not the curative med for reflux, only reduces stomach acid and irritation and prevents reflux esophagitis. If these don't help, you can thicken feeding with rice cereal. ...Read more
Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more
Several: There are several diet changes that can help with reflux and some of this can depend greatly on the person. Some people will get reflux with certain foods that never bother many others. Would recommend you call your physician for general advice specific for you. Certainly can decrease tomato paste and acidic and spicy foods in the meantime as a trial. Also try to eat regularly/not skip meals. ...Read more
For infants, toddlers and kids, should formula milk or any milk be limited? normal food which v eat is preferable? our doc told to limit milk? reason?
Confusing question: Bovine milk in high quantities can cause small amounts of intestinal bleeding. Kids who develop an unhealthy pattern of excessive bovine milk consumption can become anemic enough to need a blood transfusion.Most recommend no > 16-20 oz/day, which seems well tolerated. Any food/formula consumed in excess of need can cause problems. You can work out the age related specifics with your doc. ...Read more
Reflux: Avoid spices, tomato sauce, fried food, sodas, cafeine, and fluid before bed time. ...Read more
Is green apples ok for lpr or acid reflux . Also is apple juice ok for lpr can't drink water with meals?
Here's a link...: http://www.aboutgerd.org/diet-lifestyle-changes/diet-changes-for-gerd.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid.
Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more
Is it okay to add a pinch or two of salt, in addition to garlic powder, salt powder, and tomato paste to table foods that my 9mo will eventually eat?
Italian babies have : been doing it for years. A 9-month-old with an emerging pincer grasp can self-feed spaghetti cut into short lengths. Expect tomato sauce from her hair to the floor. Don't model adding salt at the table. You can buy the AAP's Guide to Your Child's Nutrition on Amazon for $12. Please seek therapy for your depression, as it is important for your baby's as well as your well-being. ...Read more
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6 months old baby started solid food but not favourable for her.Can i add sugar in her rice cereals so as to improve taste?adding sugar is harmful?
The problem is that : 6-month-olds have learned behaviors. If you start with sweetened foods, she will develop a preference for them. This is a good time to learn that you control the healthy food you offer her, but you can't MAKE her eat, sleep or poop in the potty. Try a vegetable; re-try cereal in a week.See www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/HALF-Implementation-Guide/Age-Specific-Content/P ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?
6m trying 1 veggie/fruit a day for a couple of days. Skipped intro to cereal due to bad diaper rash with rice. Can I add cereal with the new food?
My 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. Going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. Tried alimentum and neocate. Baby's reflux is s
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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