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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

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 more

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My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

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

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Are there ways to prevent my child from spitting up?

Are there ways to prevent my child from spitting up?

Yes: Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ehwmtcspugg to learn more about spitting up and http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=u3pscsoq6je to learn about thickenting feeds. ...Read more

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Why do I have to spit out phelgm every morning? Is this normal? How do I prevent it from happening?

Why do I have to spit out phelgm every morning? Is this normal? How do I prevent it from happening?

Allergies : Allergies and post nasal drip is the most common reason. The easiest thing to try first is an over the counter version of something like zyrtec . If that does not work you will need to see your dr as you may require a prescription ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux - Why am I spitting blood? What can I do to prevent it?

I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux - Why am I spitting blood? What can I do to prevent it?

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

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I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

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 more

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Why do I constintly have to spit flem?

Why do I constintly have to spit flem?

Phlegm: Many reasons. Postnasal drip and and allergies, infection like bronchitis, copd. Smoker? ...Read more

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Can spit spread hiv?

Can spit spread hiv?

No: Hiv is spread by blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. Not saliva. ...Read more