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Old 07-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #12
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Re: Newborn has Acid Reflux - NEED HELP MAMAS!

My 10 week old has been on Zantac since he was 2 wks old. It helps some, not entirely, and it did taken a good 2 weeks to see improvement. Mostly what helps is being upright after eating, nursing frequently (smaller volume), sleeping elevated...pretty much what the PPs mentioned. I've been lactose intolerant since I was pregnant (crappy) so no dairy for me anyway, I try to be careful about what I eat and I watch for things that bother him. We've done gripe water, too, and that seems to help sometimes. It's soothing for him.

Reflux is awful, it's heartbreaking to see such a little one so uncomfortable and be so unable to help them. Good luck with the Zantac, but don't be afraid to go back and ask for something different if you don't see improvement. It's tough but they do grow out of it...

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