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Reflux babies Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd May '13

Dd had her two month appointment today and the doctor confirmed what we had been suspecting which is that she's got some pretty bad reflux problems. What helped your babies? Did the medicine they prescribed make a big difference? I will be so happy if it helps... she always seems discontent and uncomfortable... :(

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
3rd May '13

DS is on zantac & it does help.

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7212 posts
3rd May '13

The medicine and sleeping in the rock n' play sleeper helped my son a lot!

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; Arkansas 4239 posts
3rd May '13

DS took zantac and thickened bottles. It helped for a couple of months and then stopped working..
we switched to prevacid until he was 12 months and grew out of it....no I'm thinking it's coming back.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting laurenmik:" The medicine and sleeping in the rock n' play sleeper helped my son a lot!"


I'm thinking we are going to have to get one of those... the only way she will sleep is on her tummy, which the dr scolded me about. But every time I put her on her back she wakes right up... so I'm at a loss. She won't sleep in her swing which is why we haven't bothered with a rock n' play yet... do you think she would sleep in it better than a swing?

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2669 posts
3rd May '13

My daughter was on zantac and it made a huge difference! I also had to have her on my chest while I patted her back for an hour after every feeding so she wouldn't spit up bad. Every couple of weeks we had to up her dosage because the medicine wouldn't work as well when she gained weight.

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7212 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:</b>" I'm thinking we are going to have to get one of those... the only way she will sleep is on her tummy, ... [snip!] ... her swing which is why we haven't bothered with a rock n' play yet... do you think she would sleep in it better than a swing? "</blockquote>




I was a life saver for us and he was just crazy miserable before we got it. It felt safer to me than the swing and I just pulled it right up next to the bed. Do be cautious and read some of the reviews on the "flat head" thing. But honestly we used it every night and never had a problem with his head.



I think the way it's made makes them feel kinda held or something and it keeps them up at a good angle. I got mine for $15.00 off Craigslist and it was super easy to clean.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
3rd May '13

Both my kids are/ were reflux kids. For my daughter nothing helped until we changed her formula to nutramigen.



My son ( almost 6 yrs) nothing has worked so he is having surgery. But the Prevacid helps a ton

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16030 posts
3rd May '13

My oldest was on Enfamil AR and Prilosec. We stopped the Prilosec when testing showed he didn't have an acid component to it, just insane amounts of puking. #2 did have an acid component and was on the AR formula and Zantac. He still puked a lot, but the acid pain was a lot better.

jen black 2 kids; California 1114 posts
3rd May '13

Nothing helped my daughter. Although she also had severe colic too. But I've heard Zantac works for most. It was a long 5.5 months for us!!

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
3rd May '13

LO was finally diagnosed at exactly 1 month old. She would stop breathing multiple times a day because she was choking it was so bad. They prescribed her something for two weeks that didn't help so she was put on Prilosec and they slowly had to increase her dose as she outgrew it. It helped a ton for the first 6 months then it stopped working so they said to take her off of it. She is 10 months old tomorrow and only has a couple episodes a week now and has been off of the meds for a couple months. We also switched her formula which didn't end up helping so we switched back, but I think the Similac Alimentum works for most babies. Good luck.

Kaylees mommy 50 kids; North Dakota 323 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Dd had her two month appointment today and the doctor confirmed what we had been suspecting which is ... [snip!] ... they prescribed make a big difference? I will be so happy if it helps... she always seems discontent and uncomfortable... :( "


DS started out with prevacid then added zantac and now we dropped the zantac upped prevacid and added an extra does of prevacid a day... He has severe reflux and has lost weight 4 times already. We bought him the rock n play sleeper a HUGE help as well! Also medications only helps in reflux babies if its pain/discomfort related it wont stop spitting up coughing gagging (in our case stopping breathing) We had to add cereal to breast milk bottles to help thicken to help him hold it down and to add extra calories.

K.J♥ Due November 4; 2 kids; Russellville, Kentucky 430 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Dd had her two month appointment today and the doctor confirmed what we had been suspecting which is ... [snip!] ... they prescribed make a big difference? I will be so happy if it helps... she always seems discontent and uncomfortable... :( "


my DS was prescribed the zantac and it really seemed to helped. he still spit up more than a normal baby but not nearly as bad as he was before.



Karlee's Momma♥ TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ohio 458 posts
3rd May '13

My daughter had it since she was 5 weeks old at first my daughter was prescribed zantac, and it didnt work at all for her so then we tried the prevacid tablets, and I saw a difference right away! We also sat her straight up for 30 minutes after each feeding & they also helped along with the meds and she was put on infamil AR...My daughter had VERY bed reflux she hardley ever held anything down & she was miserable, but prevacid made a huge difference, and she is still on it & will be 2 next month!