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Rice cereal to help reflux at 9 weeks?

Rice cereal to help reflux at 9 weeks?

Not recommended: Although everyone knows someone who did this and the child turned out just fine, it really isn't recommended. As long as your child is growing well and developing normally, they should grow out of this...Eventually. Burping well and sitting up (car seat) for a while after eating can both help. Antireflux formulas and adding rice cereal really don't do a lot to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Reflux (Definition)

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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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. ?

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

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As recommended by his pediatrician, i gave my 3 week son rice cereal for 1-2 days to help his reflux. I heard it can cause issues. What harm did i do?

As recommended by his pediatrician, i gave my 3 week son rice cereal for 1-2 days to help his reflux. I heard it can cause issues. What harm did i do?

No harm: This is common for kids with reflux. Many times it helps. Some argue that it has no nutritional value and is the equivalent of giving sugar. I believe that is overstated. It is gluten free and is unlikely to be associated with allergies. If you give breast milk and eat a candy bar, they'll get that too :). ...Read more

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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?

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

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What do I do if my 5 month old baby has bad acid reflux? I put rice cereal in his bottle but it only makes him constipated.

Baby reflux ideas: Are you sure it is acid reflux? See a doctor because there are medications that can help. Sit baby upright and do not let the baby bend too much in stomach area while eating and afterwards. Try smaller frequent meals try a different grain in the bottle (barley?). Could try a different formula. Breast feed the next one! can introduce prune juice to reduce constipation. Try whole grain rice. ...Read more

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My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?

My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?

Depends: It may help to decrease the reflux, not necessarily the acid. A medicine such a Prevacid (lansoprazole) would help witht he acid production. I would discuss these with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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14 week old baby has reflux, on nutramigen has small pinkesh bump on neck and torso. i gave him rice cereal but suspended once i saw the reaction.

14 week old baby has reflux, on nutramigen  has small pinkesh bump on neck and torso. i gave him rice cereal but suspended once i saw the reaction.

What is ?: If your question is about the rash, it is likely the rash is from the irritation of the spit-up from the reflux. Try to keep as dry as possible and change shirt right away if does get wet. You are on a very easy to digest formula. Even with that, though, reflux can still occur. Do small, more frequent feeds, keep baby upright 30 minutes after feeds. good burping and elevate head of crib. ...Read more

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Is there any healthier alternatives to rice cereal for my baby?

Is there any healthier alternatives to rice cereal for my baby?

Yes: Solids are started at 4 months old. Your baby can have other alternatives like oatmeal, barley , vegetables and fruits- first stage 4-6 months old. Try one kind of food for 4-7 days in case of allergic reactions.2nd stage from 6-9months old. ...Read more

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Does my baby need rice cereal or water?

Does my baby need rice cereal or water?

Probably not: You do not mention the age of the infant, but no infant under the age of 4 months needs cereal, and water only serves to dilute the calories they are taking in. The only reason to feed the infant water is if they are vomiting, and you cannot get them to drink formula, pedialyte, or gatorade, in that order. ...Read more

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What is the deal with white rice cereal?

What is the deal with white rice cereal?

There is no deal...: It is rather a safe baby food! it is just that the rice cereal is easy to mix with milk, or can be eaten by itself with decent taste, and most babies tend to do well with it...It does not cause much problem at all and I have never seen or know of any baby being allergic to rice cereal...Otherwise, i don't know of any other deal with rice cereal...Any problem/concern, consult doc...Good luck. ...Read more