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    Default What is 'normal' for treated redux baby?

    My DD has been diagnosed with reflux and prescribed 1ml mylanta with each feed. The Dr said to give it a week and if no improvement to bring her back in and we will start losec.

    Whilst there has been some improvement (she's sleeping in 3 hour blocks overnight instead of 1.5ish) she is still projectile vomiting, gagging and having periods of painful sounding screaming (normally twice a day but one is always in the early evening so could possibly be explained away with 'witching hour' irritability). What is the norm for babies on losec...is it a miracle cure or is it the same as I'm experiencing...a marked but not complete improvement.

    We do all physiological management techniques such as tilted sleep surface etc.

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    Default What is 'normal' for treated redux baby?

    It sounds like you will need more than just Losec. Losec will help to deal with the acid but really she needs to not have her feeds doing the up and down, particularly projectile thing. Are you breast feeding or formula feeding? Often reflux is indicative of underlying dietary issues such as allergy or intolerance to dairy or soy or something else.

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    Hi Cakeish,

    I'm having a shocker trying to reply to this post!

    I'm the National President of the Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) - and I'm jumping in here because although it sounds like your doc has you jumping through the right hoops and Nettle has made some great suggestions re looking into diet, the bit that worried me about your post was the reference to gagging / choking.

    Make sure you document all of those incidents and consider asking for a referral to a paed gastro. It can mean that bubs is aspirating (vomit passing over into the lungs) and when reflux inteferes with breathing, most medicos worth their salt take notice.

    Also, more advice etc available here:
    www.reflux.org.au and we're also on facebook.

    HTH

    Jo


 

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