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Posted by: babylove | 2008/06/18

Q.

reflux advise for 12 week old baby

my little boy has had reflux from about 5 weeks. i have had tests done to confirm its nothing more serious but he does bring up after every feed.
he winds fine during a feed but for long after he needs to break winds which are sore for him and milk always comes up.it always dsiturbs his sleep.
he is currently on lactose free formula which i thicken with thick and easy and i give 12 short drops of telament before each feed.
is novalac AR better for reflux than what i am using?
the doc also prescribed losec which only takes away some of the pain but thats about it,
i dont find comfort in people saying he will outgrow it. i want to deal with the problem as it is.
thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby has severe reflux and definitely needs more treatment. Novalac AR formula is a good idea. In addition to the Losec which must be given daily, he also needs Motilium. Speak to your paediatrician about putting him on more comprehensive anti-reflux treatment.

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