S.C. asks from Las Vegas, NV on August 29, 2007
Too Much Spitting Up
I have twin girls 4mo. And the smaller one spits up all day long.i changed to a soy formula and it has helped,but sometimes it seems she spits out almost everything i put in!the gas and pain have stopped,will this ever? Doc says its reflux and we tried a med that didnt help. Any advice? Doc also says shes not ready for cereal,anyone have premies and when did you start cereal?
K.L. answers from Las Vegas on August 29, 2007
My son used to spit up ALOT too! I switched to Enfamil AR Lipil! It is thickened with added rice starch. It worked so good and the spit ups stopped almost immeadiatly! I hope this helps!
J.H. answers from Las Vegas on September 01, 2007
A mother in our playgroup daughter had bad reflux and her doctor started the baby on cereral at 8 weeks old so maybe it time to try adding a little bit of cereal in the bottle and if the doctors does not agree get a second opinion..
T. answers from Las Vegas on September 04, 2007
My son is intolerant to both dairy and soy. The proteins are really similar and most babies that can't tolerate one are likely to not tolerate the other. You might want to try a hypoallergenic formula instead. If I were you, I'd ask for a referral to a pediatric GI doctor. My son also has reflux and he's on Prevacid. We started with Zantac and that didn't work for him at all.
The basic rule with starting cereal is 4-6 months and with preemies I believe you have to adjust their age according to their due date. If they were 2 months early, you'd start cereal when they are 6-8 months old. You can find info on the "signs" a baby is ready for solids on any of the baby web sites like www.babycenter.com. But if your pediatrician says they aren't ready, they aren't ready.
S.H. answers from Las Vegas on August 31, 2007