My 5 month old DS suffered severe reflux that went undiagnosed for 4 months - we just thought his constant screaming, back arching after each breastfeed and serial catnapping (all reflux symptoms) was a "boy thing" (DD 5 years old and was a perfect baby - slept thru at 3 weeks and no wind/colic/reflux). Long story short - we were advised by GP to try Infant Gaviscon (were wary of trying Zantac and Losec so started with the basic treatment for refulx) after each feed - this worked a treat, the fun (not!) part was trying to get it down DS's gullet. It then constipated him so we were lucky enough to be able to mask the Gaviscon taste with Coloxyl drops to get things moving (if you know what I mean:)). I then decided enough was enough and weaned him off the breast and straight onto Karicare HA AR with no problems- more importantly - NO CHUCKS! I unexpectedly ran out of formula a couple of weeks back and the only thing I could get at the local chemist was Karicare AR - tried it and it was gross!!! It seemed to get too lumpy too quickly and I had to keep taking it away from DS during feeds to unclog the teat - again, it clogged him up too. Needless to say, we've gone back to Karicare HA AR with no problems.
Started DS on solids 2 weeks ago - we're having a ball! He still seems to puke a bit, but if I follow it up with a 1/2 bottle - the white sheets stay white!!!
I hope this helps!
Kerry, WA, DD 09/00 & DS 11/05