she was immediately put on Zantac three times a day and sent home on an apnea monitor. I have a 9 month old who was born with reflux…had an apnea event at 12 hours old and again at 3 days old.
This ring of muscle normally relaxes to let food pass from the esophagus into the stomach and then tightens again to keep the food there. He is also a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition’s Public Education Committee, a pediatric expert on nutrition for The Bump’s Real Answers, and is the co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers.
She will now sleep one 3-4 hour stretch at night, then followed by two 2 hour stretches at night. Now we’re adding rice cereal to the soy milk per our pediatrician. We are now on nutramigen milk but only since yesterday as baby struggled with taste so have had to mix it with normal milk and slowly get her used to the taste. Can a baby have a milk protein intolerance but not get a rash? I’ve been reading with interest as my daughter has silent reflux and after trying gaviscon which worked for two weeks and then stopped and then Zantac I am now wondering if she could have a milk protein intolerance.
We didn’t know better so just filled it and medicated all 3 of our children without trying anything else first (or tried changing them all at the same time). Our former pediatrician prescribed meds anytime you mentioned the baby was spitting up.
Babies with GERD may require special treatments, including drug therapy, to prevent choking and damage to the esophagus. But some suffer more than others, and reflux episodes are known to disturb sleep. “By then he slept in his bassinet for a few hours each night, which gave me a bit of sanity to get through it.” By four months, his reflux symptoms had disappeared, without medication. “It may result in the infant sliding to the foot of the crib into a position that may compromise respiration and therefore is not recommended,” the report states. But silent reflux in babies might not spit up at all, swallowing the regurgitated liquid instead.
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When those other tactics don’t work, some medications can help reduce or neutralize stomach acids or make digestion more efficient (like Prevacid or Zantac) safely in babies. Never use sleep positioners or wedges, even those marketed for babies with GERD, since they’re also considered a SIDS hazard. That’s because breast milk is more easily and quickly digested than formula. Symptoms of newborn acid reflux usually first show up between weeks 2 and 4. A majority of babies have some form of GER in the first year.
My son was finally diagnosed with silent reflux at 3 months, got the right medicine and he went from crying 10 hours a day (on average) to less than 1 hour a day and from taking less than 2 oz a bottle to breastfeeding exclusively. I’m just wondering if you have any information about babies/toddlers coming off of reflux medication and what to expect? And yet he sleeps fine during the day and is up all night refluxing.
How lengthy does infant GERD final?
Placing a pillow or wedge under the mattress or in the cot with the aim of elevating the baby’s head is also not recommended as it increases the likelihood of baby slipping down under the bedding and the baby’s head becoming covered In a critical review of the literature elevating the head of the cot in the supine position does not reduce GOR
All the experts agree that infants reflux but studies are unclear when, if ever, it causes problems. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is what they call it if the reflux causes symptoms that are a problem. The peak age of reflux is 4 months and most kids stop spitting up by 18 months of age. My baby eats and is growing but seems uncomfortable, arches, screams, and is always irritable.
the test, your child must swallow a small amount of a chalky liquid (barium). any irritation in the esophagus, and abnormalities in the upper digestive tract.
Most babies with reflux have no symptoms other than spitting up often. When it relaxes too often or for too long, acid goes back into the esophagus. This muscle should open to let food into the stomach and close to keep food in the stomach. For other babies, feeding and lifestyle changes and medicine can help.
Are some babies more likely to acquire reflux?
I’m Alexis and figuring out how to get your kids to sleep better is my secret superpower (I was hoping for the ability to shoot laser beams out of my eyes but c’est la vie). I am considering to change his formula to the Enfamil AR because he is constantly spitting up. He recently has been having some bad days with the reflux. My 2 month old has reflux and has been on medication since 2 weeks old.