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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
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
Will putting rice in formula help a four week old with silent reflux? Already on Zantac (ranitidine)
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
Safe by why start: Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gallbladder out 9 day ago! eating raw veggies! lots pain pressure into neck shoulders chest - gas. Should give this up for good!? Total bland diet?
6m trying 1 veggie/fruit a day for a couple of days. Skipped intro to cereal due to bad diaper rash with rice. Can I add cereal with the new food?
6wk olds pediatrician advised to start rice in 4 oz of formula. Since then no bowels and it's been over 48 hrs.. Any solutions to ease constipation?
See a doctor...: Heartburn is very common. If symptoms are persistent for months at a time and/or cannot be relieved with dietary or lifestyle changes then it will be necessary to see a gastroenterologist and endoscopy may be needed to further evaluate. Common dietary recommendations include avoidance of citrus, chocolate, onions, mints, peppers, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Also, avoid overeating! ...Read more
1 mo. Postfundoplication I hiccup 50x day. Tx is gas-x, ativan, (lorazepam) full liquid diet. Soft food sticks at wrap. What can I do? When will hiccups stop?
Less-sticky foods?: Many websites describe having hiccups as one of the expected side effects of weight-loss surgeries. The exact cause is uncertain, but some say it is a "new" sign being full (of food in the "tummy"), and might by helped by eating/swallowing slowly. One can talk with the surgeon to see what his experience is with his patients, whether their hiccups last one month or one year, etc... ...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?
Would you recomend nissen fundoplication to be preformed on a 4month old, the baby dose not hold down formula at all, and vomits some of the st 2 food?
Yes: ...But not for all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will it be hard for a 20 month old to digest eating oatmeal and applesauce at 8pm (before bedtime)?
Cereal before bedtim: Giving cereal before bedtime ie a bit unusual. Typically the child should be given the heavy meals earlier in the evening and perhaps be given a cup of warm milk, which is rich in phenylalanine before bed-time, provided that you brush his teeth. Phenylalanine, one the milk's ingredients and an Amino Acid makes the children, and adults sleep better. ...Read more
At what age can you give fruit and veggie gerbers to a breastfed baby? He's currently 19 weeks old. Just started him on cereal
Start slow: The main goal of introducing solids today is to help baby learn a new feeding method & gradually get them to feed from the table. By 6m most have lost their tongue thrust & can sit & learn.A simple rice cereal made up as a paste is a good starter food & should be offered from a spoon, not in a bottle. Gradually introducing one new food every few days to a week, allows you to monitor food reactions ...Read more
How much should my 6 week old eat? She is eating 2 oz every 3 hours with rice added or acid reflux.. 14-18 oz a day?
What's the max amount of time after eating I can reasonably expect a particular food to trigger acid reflux (if it's going to)?
No meds: Keep patient upright after feeds for at least one hour, patient doesnt necessarily need medication unless they arent gaining weight, refusing to feed. For irritability and fussiness. Keep head of bed elevated 30-40 degrees. These simple moves, should help improve the reflux. Also dont over feed a child. Stomach can't take more than 4-5 ounces a feed at this age. ...Read more
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