View Full Version : Gaviscon - liquid / infant sachets?
I was told by a mum in my mothers group that mylanta is not good for babies due to aluminium content and that gaviscon is better as it has no aluminium. My 7 wk old DD is on mylanta and I am thinking about switching to gaviscon. I can get liquid gaviscon from the supermarket but am not sure if I should go to the chemist and get infant gaviscon in sachets. Is anyone using gaviscon liquid (seems to be easier to mix to me)? If so how much are you giving your bub each time and how do you give it? With mylanta, I've been giving it to DD mixed with expressed milk before each feed.
I used infant gaviscon sachets and although they never seem to mix properly and may seem to be more fiddly, they are designed for the infant digestive system and are by far the better choice.
I used two sachets to a 240ml bottle of formula. I also used merbentyl in conjunction with this (anti spasmodic drug) which was given 15 minutes before each feed.
Personally, I wouldn't be asking us ... I would be off to your paediatrician and getting the correct medication that suits your bub in particular.
Please, don't just follow the advice you get from Mum's on here or other Mum's that you know ... there may be an underlying problem that we can't help you with that your paed can.
Mylanta and gaviscon are 2 different things doing a similar thing - Be careful changing cause baby could have a reaction
There is stuff called Gastrogel that is even better, they gave it to my daughter while we waited 4 the reflux medication to work in the hospital - would go see your doctor if u need it more than 2-3 times a day though
Also the packets don't have accurate doses for babies weight - you need a doctor to prescibe the right amount or you could cause serious liver issues!!!
Thanks for the replies. I have spoken with the GP who wasn't particularly helpful. He just said I could switch if I wanted to, and couldn't really tell me much more. He said stick with whatever works and am sticking with mylanta. He said I could reduce the dosage if I am concerned about the aluminium content, which is what I am doing.
I asked him about rota virus vaccine and he was also vague about it. Maybe it's time to change GP.
Sounds like it's time to change gp's to me too! Not good to be so vague when a mummy is worried or wants information :shame: Money and time better spent somewhere else I say!
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