Infant Acid Reflux

Updated on June 01, 2010
M.S. asks from Aurora, IL
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Hello ladies,
My daughter is almost 2 months old, and has been diagnosed with milk/soy allergy, acid reflux and colic. She is on Neocate (prescription) formula and Axid medication for reflux. The axid does not seem to help, she has been on it for 5 days now. Any suggestions? Also, I've heard that chiropractionar might help? Please help, I am running out of ideas and she is so uncomfortable.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

My sisters baby is the same age and has the same thing, She said the meds started to work in about a week, so maybe in a day or two you will see a change!! I hope!! Maybe ask if she can have goats milk??
I think a chiropractor would be worth looking in to.
Good luck!

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answers from Seattle on

My son had acid reflux, but not colic or any allergies (breast fed only). I was determined to try to treat it w/o meds and was very successful by making sure that I nursed him positioned so he was practically sitting up (head way higher than stomach), smaller "meals" more frequently, I had him sleep in a swing with his head elevated, I even put a wedge under his changing pad. Basically, he was never completely flat on any surface for the first 3 months of his life. It's a little tricky to plan everything out, and you need to make sure she's safe however you're positioning her, but that reduces the mechanical likelyhood of reflex. I know how sad and frustrated it feels not to be able to take away your babies discomfort immediately! Keep in mind that the immature stomach valve that is the culprit for reflux usually matures at between 3-6 months. If you try a chiropractor, make sure they have LOTS of experience with infants before handing your baby over! Good luck!

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answers from Chicago on

My daughter also had terrible reflux so I know the pain you are going through! I hope you have people to support you with this as I would never have made it through without the help of my mother since my husband works long hours. We had my daughter sleep in a Papasan chair to keep her on an incline. I also would highly recommend you take her to a GI Specialist if you have not already. The GI was able to give our daughter a lot more medication that the pediatrician and it helped within 3 days--she could sleep on her back in the crib! They may have to experiment with different meds as well--my daughter was on Xantac and Prevacid. There is also a online support group called PAGER that helped me--lots of resources and even a contact to support me. You can message me if you have any questions!

Good Luck!!!



answers from Saginaw on

My youngest daughter had acid reflux. We seen a GI specilist and he gave her some meds that seemed to help. She slept alot in her bouncy seat or swing or sitting up on me. It seemed that was the only way she was comftorable. She eventually outgrew it but it was hard until she did. We went through alot of dirty cloths and burp rags! I dont know about the chiropracter but if I would have I might have given it a shot! I hope your able to find something that helps cause it was awful to watch my baby suffer for months and feel helpless! Good luck!



answers from Dallas on

My daughter had reflux and colic....she is now 2 months as well with no symptoms of either...the chiropractor can help with the colic..I had Alexandra adjusted and it helped....the chiro also told me to give Alex sea salt to help with the I would suggest adding a little bit per bottle...she needs to take in about 1/8 a tsp a day. Alex improved pretty much within the 1st day of adding the sea salt. It sounds crazy but it really does work.



answers from Portland on

My grandson had GERD. He slept buckled in his car seat. This comfortably kept his head raised and helped to prevent the spit up. He actually slept better than in his crib with one end of the mattress raised because he'd slide to the bottom and his head would not be high enough about his stomach.



answers from Chicago on

I feel for you- My kids were on Prevacid and Zantac for Reflux. My son was on Prevacid and his reflux was severe to the point where he did not eat as a newborn. It worked wonders within a day and a half, he started eating and hasn't stopped! Is your doctor willing to try a different medicine to give her some relief? THe good news - most babies grow out of it!



answers from Chicago on

The only thing that worked for my son was Previde Solutabs. It's a prescription, but I asked the doctor to double the dose and I cut it in 1/2 and it lasted me twice as long. They break apart very easily so it was easy to give him less and less as time went by. It worked almost instantly.

We took my son to the chiropracter too, and that didn't seem to help at all, that's when we went with the Solutabs.

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