K.C. asks from Powder Springs, GA on October 11, 2006
B.F. answers from Atlanta on October 15, 2006
V.P. answers from Chattanooga on October 13, 2006
K., you can easily elevate her head when sleeping by placing a pillow or a folded blanket under one end of her crib mattress. This allows elevation without risking suffocation. Hope this helps! V.
C.B. answers from Atlanta on October 12, 2006
My son is now 7 months old, but he had acid reflux really bad from the time he was born until about a month or so ago. My ped said he would out grow out of it, but while we wait, to sit him up 30 min. after he ate. At first I was like that's impossible, but with the cradle swing and papasan bouncy, it worked great. Some nights it would be so bad that I would just let him sleep in the swing. I know that sounds crazy, but after talking with other mothers, it wasn't so crazy after all because they have done the same. I promise it gets better, so just hang in there.
K.R. answers from Macon on November 14, 2006
My daughter is 7 months old now and still has problems with acid reflux. I've tried everything. We raised the crib mattress which does help a lot at night but she still has problems during the day. She has a dairy allergy so we had to put her on Enfamil Prosobee which is soy-based. Also she started out when she was a week old on Zantac but after a month it still wasnt working so she's on Prevacid now. Also after talking to a specialist about it he said to make sure i give her the medicine because over time it just gets worse and worse if it goes untreated. By the way dont listen to those who say not to medicate I thought the same way until I had my daughter. She has cystic fibrosis on top of everything else so I have no choice but to give her meds. Trust me you definitely want to use meds rather than let your child suffer.
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A.M. answers from Memphis on October 12, 2006
My baby had the same thing and our Dr told us to elevate the head of her bed. You can buy thsoe wedges to put under the sheet of the crib mattress or if she is in another type of bed, we just used a folded blanket. This really seamed to help her. And, she eventually outgrew it so it will get better.
Hope this helps!
T. answers from Nashville on October 11, 2006
My baby had acid reflux as well. She is now 9 months old and i would say she come out of it mostly by 6 months. But you can elevate her bed to where she is not laying completely flat at night. Also during the day when you are able to watch her nap you can prop her up on a pillow. The pediatrician will give you medicine for it, but i never used it as i gave it to her one time and she made a terrible face. I smelled it and it almost smelled like it was so strong the taste may burn a little. So we just finally got through it as she outgrew it.
S.K. answers from Chattanooga on October 12, 2006
Even though the pillow warns not to let your child sleep in it we had my son sleep in the Boppy C-Shaped Pillow for the first several months of his life. Keeping them upright will really help the acid reflux.
H.F. answers from Nashville on October 13, 2006
I have a 6 month old son and he was born a month early he also had this.. I took him to the doc and she put him on meds and it helpd alot..So i would try to take the baby to the doc and see if they will put her on some thing.. Hope she feels better soon
E.B. answers from Biloxi on October 14, 2006
My doctor put my little girl on med. which doesn't solve the problem but it reduces it. We also give her a very tiny dosage of Mylanta which helps with the burning. She throws up still but not as often. And she doesn't cry as much if we give her the Mylanta before she eats. You can also elevate one side of her bed so the acid can stay down. I hope this helps.
M.L. answers from Atlanta on October 19, 2006
I second Jessica's recommendation! PAGER is a wonderful organization -- I "lived" on their website/message boards when my son had it for his first year (we lived in PA).
Good luck to you. Be sure that you and your baby DO get out of the house despite the challenges of reflux. You and your baby need it for sanity's sake! Just pack up 2-3 changes of clothes and lots of bibs in a ziploc and go. I did and ended up meeting other local moms with babies with reflux as well.
L.L. answers from Knoxville on October 12, 2006