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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
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 (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
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 (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
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.
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
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
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
Why ??: Such additives do not improve the babies nutrition. Occasionally a doc will recommend this to help with reflux , but beyond this i don't recommend it.. The introduction of cereals and other solids should wait until infants tongue thrust fades and they sit around 6 mo. When offered it should be on a spoon as a paste.That helps teach baby a new feeding method as they get old enough to enjoy it. ...Read more
Never: Formula is balanced nutrition & adding cereals to the bottle does not make kids grow better or sleep better. About 6 mo the kid is able to sit up & participate in a feeding, & cereals can be a good first food to teach baby how to manipulate solids with their tongue. This prepares baby for table foods. Early infant feeds were common in the 50's & 60's when moms made their own formula.It is outdated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why ???: The formula is blended to give the properly balanced nutrition to baby & doesn't need additives.If the doc suggests thickening the formula for treating spit up, you can add formula powder. Cereals should be offered off a spoon as part of training to eat table foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Babies start life designed to be satisfied with just the right number of calories - as long as they control the pace of eating and they are not tricked by empty calories or junk food. Better for babies to sit when eating solids and to skip processed white flour cereals altogether. See more at www.Drgreene.Com/colorin and www.Drgreene.Com/whiteout. Bon appetit! ...Read more
I am starting my 4 month old on rice cereal do I put it in a bottle or spoon feed him? he is formula feed .
Green mucuosy specks on a 3 month old that has been feeding rice cereal exclusively because of intolerance to all formulas. Is it normal?
No, rice cereal does: not provide the necessary nutrients for a 3 month old to be able to grow & develop normally. Your baby needs to be evaluated & treated by the pediatric specialists in gastroenterology (disorders of the stomach & intestines) & nutrition at the Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral right there in Santo Domingo. I believe Dr. Milena Cabrera Maldonado heads the unit. Please don't delay. ...Read more
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