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Is there a way to make a regular formula into a formula used to prevent AR/spit-up? I have an entire can of Similac Sensitive but 3mo was changed to Enfamil AR
GE Reflux in infant: Thicken formula with rice cereal. Up to 1 tbsp per 2 ounces of formula. Here is some more information about reflux along with suggestions such as prevent overfeeding, keep baby upright 30 minutes after feeding, frequent burping. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gerdinfant/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?
Feedings and spittin: Hard answer without knowing your infant's age. But are you "burping" your baby after feedings. Babies take in alot of air using bottles and nipples - burping them will reduce the air bubble. Sometimes spitting up is due to formula issues - changing to a non cow's milk formula may help. Gaviscon drops may also help. If the spitting is getting worse - dicuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Why do I have to spit out phelgm every morning? Is this normal? How do I prevent it from happening?
Spitting blood: Spitting up blood can be a serious complication of acid reflux - if the blood is arising from your esophagus or your stomach, then you have a bleeding source that needs immediate attention. If the blood is from a tooth or you bit your tongue, then it will stop. So, check your mouth - if no bleeding source present, you must be seen asap. Gastritis, esophagitis, or an ulcer must be assessed ...Read more
We are doing our best to prevent baby refluxing, but he sometimes spits up/vomits his feeds. What are the signs of getting sick from aspiration?
I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?
Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers