My now 5.5month old daughter Ella was diagnosed with silent reflux at 5wks old. She was put on Zantac and we were also told to incline her cot about 20 degrees so she wasnt lying flat and also to hold her upright for a little while after feeds to give the feed a chance to go down. I also used Brauer colic relief which worked well for her!
Hope alls well
Belinda, WA, lovely baby girl
My son, now 5months old, has reflux.
We also tried everything that other mums mentioned here - anti colic, burping, keeping upright after feeds, elevating the cot, etc.
One thing I found very useful was to use the rocker. Sometimes he even slept in the rocker for the whole night (make sure the belt is fastened at all times).
But the downfall of using the rocker is that now he is 5 months old (nearly 6) but still hasn't rolled onto his tummy. This worries me a lot. If we try to put him on his tummy, even 2 hrs after feeding, he still vomits!!
Hope things will get better.
Thankyou so much for your reply, it was much appreciated. My son who is now five years old had reflux until he was just over two. It was a real trying time for myself and my husband as everyone was saying at 6 months that he should be rolling over but we very rarely put him on the floor as he hated being on his back flat. He is an extremely bright kid and there is no looking back. My daughter who is now nearly 5 months is in the same predicament. Her bed and pram are elevated at all times. I am also giving her Brauers Stomache Calm which helps really well. She sleeps from 8pm to about 7am, everyone says what are you complaining about, your baby sleeps all night but during the day is hard with a baby with reflux even if you have been through it before.
Hope your babe grows out of it soon, thanks again.
2 little darlings 29/01/03 + 17/03/05
My son who is now 4 and a half months old, is also on Losec and has been for about 11 weeks. You mentioned that your daughter was only on it for a short while, how did you know she no longer needed it?
Please let me know, I would also like to wean my son of Losec if I can.
Thanks, look forward to your reply.
Mum to toddler
Hope all goes well, these babies are hard work, emotionally more than physically.
Jsut wondering for those who have had their baby's on Zantac, did you find that once you started solids you could start to take them off it?
My daughter has been on Zantac since 8 weeks and I am finding I am having to give it to her less and less often. I am curious to know if it's because of the solids.
My boy has suffered reflux from an early age. He was put on S26 AR (Anti Reflux), Infacol before each bottle and Mylanta for those bad attacks. The improvement was not substantial. I was told solids would improve the situation - only to a small degree. Being totally over the situation, I sought chiropractic treatment. Six visits and the reflux was GONE!!! Well worth the investment (and refundable from my medical fund). He is no longer on the thickened formula (which is in preparation to going to cows milk which is a thinner consistency than the thickened formula) and the infacol is also being wound back one feed per week.
I now feel like a normal mum who can go out without Charlie wearing bibs that he has had on for 5 mins that are puked on or Charlie puking on me.
I would recommend you hunt around for a chiropractor who has experience in treating babies. Ask around, ring around and talk to a few. If you don't see a significant improvement in 6-8 visits, than it is probably not working and refer to your peadeatrician. I never felt comfortable giving him medicine and believe natural therapies have a role to play in fixing some problems with out the need for chemical intervention.
It was the best thing I have done for him so far in his short life. He is a much happier baby as a result.
Maureen, QLD, Charlie Jack (9.5 mths)
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