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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Daisy | 2007/08/16

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Reflux

My baby is now 5½ months. He is on formula since 4 months. I experience this last week that he burps out more milk than before. Can a baby develop reflux? (He is still on S26 Gold, but I want to change to NAN on 6 months.)

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your baby does appear to have reflux. It is very common at this age. It is a good idea to try him on the NAN 2 when he is 6 months. If his reflux continues he may need treatment. The first and simplest treatment is usually Gaviscon [half a sachet per feed] If this does not help a special anti-reflux formula may do the trick.

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Posted by: Daisy | 2007/08/20

Thank you Honey. No quite sure what I will do, but I will also discuss this matter on the 6 month visit at the Paediatrician.

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Posted by: Honey | 2007/08/20

My child was diagnosed with reflux when I put her on formula (diagnoses made without any milk scans or x rays) some doctor just decided it was reflux. Turned out she was allergic to dairy and that was the reason for the throwing up and cramps and constant crying! I put her on Isomil and it was like I had another child. She was happy, content and no more crying... Don't just assume it's reflux if she didn't do this with breastmilk, it sounds more like he's body is reacting to the cow's milk formula and will do alot better on soya milk like Isomil.

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Posted by: Stella | 2007/08/16

I had the same problem. My baby is on Isomil. The docter also recommended the antireflux milk but this only made it worse. What we did is worked out how much milk he drank in a day e.g. 800 ml. and devided that into 3 hourly feedings. This helped tremendously because he was not that full after feedings and still got enough milk throughout the day. Kept this up for a week or two and went back to the normal feedings. 100% now.

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Posted by: Angie | 2007/08/16

My baby has the same thing and she is on Infacare Anti Reflux formula (baby city sells it) and it has helped tremendously

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