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My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: No pain & is happy?
If a young, refluxing baby is already on meds, getting burped, being held upright (with nothing pressing on the tummy), the question becomes: is there good growth and no pain? If the baby is happily growing despite spitting every feeding, it's ok to keep watching along with the pediatrician.
Sometimes one can try switching to small, frequent bottle feedings to regulate the intake per feeding.

In brief: No pain & is happy?
If a young, refluxing baby is already on meds, getting burped, being held upright (with nothing pressing on the tummy), the question becomes: is there good growth and no pain? If the baby is happily growing despite spitting every feeding, it's ok to keep watching along with the pediatrician.
Sometimes one can try switching to small, frequent bottle feedings to regulate the intake per feeding.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Some babies actually improve with chiropractic care. Some improve with homeopathic remedies and some do well with Chinese medicine. There is a Chinese herbaceutical "stomach tea" that can help. Check out www.franzcenter.com/Chinese Herbaceuticals page for more info Consider a consult with a Chinese MEdicine practitioner. Above suggestions are also very helpful.
Dr. Thomas Riney
most experts are backing away from medical prescriptions for reflux unless the baby is aspirating and getting pneumonia, or not gaining wt above the 3rd percentile.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Re-evaluate
The dose may need to be increased or formula changed.
Added rice cereals may help. At times reflux meds may need to be changed.Worst case scenario, surgery especially if with apneic episodes.

In brief: Re-evaluate
The dose may need to be increased or formula changed.
Added rice cereals may help. At times reflux meds may need to be changed.Worst case scenario, surgery especially if with apneic episodes.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Jean Steichen
Pediatrics - Neonatology
In brief: GER
You should talk to the baby"s dr and have the dr refer you to a r the nearest children's hospital or a medical center with a feeding team .
Your baby should have a complete feeding and nutrition evaluation to rule out any abnormalities with swallowing measure the degree of reflux ( tests may include upper GI contrast study a video swallowing an eosophagoscopy and many other tests

In brief: GER
You should talk to the baby"s dr and have the dr refer you to a r the nearest children's hospital or a medical center with a feeding team .
Your baby should have a complete feeding and nutrition evaluation to rule out any abnormalities with swallowing measure the degree of reflux ( tests may include upper GI contrast study a video swallowing an eosophagoscopy and many other tests
Dr. Jean Steichen
Dr. Jean Steichen
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