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Old July 13th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Question Formula and Reflux

I thought we had this under control but I'm thinking not so much! Travis has been vomiting again and acting extremely uncomfortable when he eats. I got so excited when he moved up to 4oz, but he vomited one day and now we're lucky to get him to eat 3oz at a feeding. We have an appointment tomorrow. Right now he's taking Zantac (has been for about a month) and eating Good Start Supreme Soy. I'm not sure about either one of those anymore. DH's mom works for a pediatrician and hers said that they prescribe Prevacid and do not like the Good Start formula. I've heard that thicker formula helps with the vomiting/reflux? I didn't know if anyone had advice. I know I've posted something about this, but I'm hoping to get some info before I go in the office tomorrow so I can have some information to support my case!


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Old July 13th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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DD's on Zantac and it seems to work okay. What I really noticed a difference with was thickening her formula. Her pedi. recommended I add rice cereal to it. There's also a formula made just for reflux, but I can't remember the name of it now.


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Old July 14th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #3
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Shaela is on Enfamil AR LIPIL. The AR is added rice I think. Anyways, it has Rice cereal already in it! They gave it and Zantac to her! You should ask the doctor about that!


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Old July 14th, 2009, 08:58 AM   #4
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Katie was on Good start protect plus and I took her to a new pediatrician that put her on similac alimentum (the hypoallergenic formula) and is switching her medication to prevacid. so far she doesn't seem more comfy but she does spit up FAR less than she used to. we're down to maybe twice a day, and they're not nearly as huge as they used to be. the alimentum IS expensive, but its thicker. We tried thickening the good start w/rice cereal and it gave her tummyaches I think, because she ended up unhappier than before.


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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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All three of my kids had reflux. My pediatrician recommended thickening the formula with rice cereal. We put a tablespoon of rice cereal for every ounce so it is thick but not so much that they can't drink it. Also, all three are lactose intolerant and we put them on Lactose Free formula which also helped to cut down on the reflux.


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Old July 14th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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Madison had reflux, so we had to put her on Enfamil AR. It worked great! The AR stands for Added Rice. The only thing I hated about that formula was that you mix it up, and have to wait 5 minutes for it to thicken before giving it to the baby, and when you have a hungry, demanding baby, those 5 minutes feel like forever! It also stains clothes a lot easier, so you have to be careful with that as well.


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Old July 14th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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A lot of refluxy babies are sensitive to dairy AND soy, so a hypoallergenic formula may make a big difference for you.


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Old July 14th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #8
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A lot of refluxy babies are sensitive to dairy AND soy, so a hypoallergenic formula may make a big difference for you.

This is what we discovered with Aiden. He has improved SO much since being on Prevacid and Similac Alimentum.


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