My baby is 6 months old and i couldn't nurse for the first month due to my medical condition. She was on Similac Advance. After a week, one night she cried for 3 hours and then her pediatrician told us to switch her formula to Similac Isomil Advance(Soy formula) stating that she might have problem with breaking the milk protiens. No tests were done to confirm that. She gained weight very slowly i.e. 1 pound a month. Her stools smelled very bad. She was still gassy, fussy & spat up a lot. After 5 months she started spitting up too much. Almost after every feeding. She doesnt drink too much at a time. She only had 4 - 5 ounces till 5 months. Now she has around 5-6 ounces. She has Acid reflux now. She eats oatmeal and spinach & carrots. Her pediatrician has put her on Zantac, but we are not keen on giving her medicines. I switched her formula back to Similac Advance. Its been a week now. She had loose stools (one bowel movement a day) for the past 2 days. She still has Reflux. What can we do to help cure her Acid Reflux?. Suggestions would be appreciated.
Our baby girl is only 15 weeks but she's had reflux since birth. We tried a number of formulas and finally landed on Similac Sensitive which seems to work better than the others. She is also partially breastfed. She was prescribed pepcid (.8 at night and in morning at 13 pds) which seems to help but dosage needs to be upped as she gains weight. We feed her sitting upright and use Dr. Browns bottles and nipples for preemies. Feedings take longer, but the slower nipples help spit-up issues. We stop and gently burp her frequently. She takes 5 ounces every 3 hours and we burp about three times each feeding. She should also sleep on an incline if she doesn't already. We used a sleep positioner but she slid down it all the time. Our ped. recommended sticking a phonebook underneath the mattress in the crib. All these things have seemed to make the reflux slightly manageable. We have our bad days of course but all in all, we are doing okay.
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