Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ray | 2008/07/25


acid reflux advice for my 15 week old

My little girl has had reflux from about 3 weeks. She breaks a big wind after each feed, as well as smaller winds for about 2-3 hours between feeds as well. Milk always comes up allowing her to never sleep more than 10-15min during the day. Her night-time sleeps are very good: deep sleep from around 8pm to 5pm. She has been gaining weight well and drinks just over 1000ml per day. She is also on Novolac AR and Losec. But the milk coming up still doesn' t stop during the day, leaving both of us very exhausted by the end of the day. Am I stressing for nothing? I was told Infacare AR is better - should I swap to this formula? What about the Losec - I am not sure if it is helping - or am I overreacting? Please help.

Expert's Reply



You are not over-reacting at all and your baby still has an a big problem with reflux. The stomach acid problem is being treated but not the refluxing. The Novalac AR is not helping enough. Thickening a normal formula with a special thickener such as Nestargel is one option, but it would probably be better to keep her on the present formula and add Motilium as an anti-reflux treatment. Speak to your paeditrician about this.

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Posted by: wish | 2008/07/29

my son had severe reflux and we started sleeping him at a 45% angle and it helped enourmously. The local Child Development Center had a sling that attached to the crib mattress and we put a angle pillow under the mattress. He still continued to vomit until he was 18 mos, but at least he was able to sleep better.

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Posted by: MelS | 2008/07/28

are you not perhaps feeding her too much?
As far as I know, you should not give them more than a 1000ml in a 24 hour period.

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