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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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
My 2 month old has silent reflux / breastfed.Prevacid 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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 5 week old with silent reflux. On alimentum and prevacid. 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
My 8 week old baby has an acid reflux. Is it safe to add rice cereal to his formula and will it help?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could my 9 week old have a lactose problem? She spits up quit a bit & we have been putting rice cereal in her bottles, but not much change.
Reflux common : These symptoms may be related to reflux, feeding her at an angle of 45 degrees and raising the head of the bed is usually helpful. She may need medication to control the reflux if her growth is affected or there are other complications of the reflux. Reflux is quite common at this age, and tends to improve with age. Lact intol usually presents with symptoms of spit ups and loose stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 mth old on rice cereal but still spits up a lot what formula/brand to help reduce the spitting up? Loves to b on her belly is able to roll over
If she has: gastroesophageal reflux, this can last till about 8-12 months. There is no particular formula that will help. If she has a formula allergy or intolerance, there could be a specific formula to use. I would suggest discussing this further with her doctor, especially if it is affecting her growth/weight gain. ...Read more
Not unless doc says: Putting rice cereal in infant's formula is not a good idea. If you are just trying to satisfy for a longer interval between feeds because they want to eat so often, it's a really bad idea. They are signaling to you they need more formula and calories, not filling them up with their systems are not designed to handle. If they are refluxing baby, doc may suggest it, but only under close supervision. ...Read more
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