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Old 03-16-2008, 11:45 PM   #8
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Re: When is the spitting up considered reflux??

Originally Posted by kmjmom View Post
both my boys were pretty bad refluxers. we became good friends with mylanta, zantac, prevacid etc... With the first the best for him was spot treating...giving him the mylanta when he was acting like he was in a particular amount of pain. with the next nothing helped, he couldn't keep anything down long enough to grow so ended up with a fundo (surgery on stomach to stop the ability to throw up) and a feeding tube.
The GI once told us that a pretty good indicator if the crying is because of reflux associated pain then giving Mylanta (same dose as infants tylenol) should stop the crying. with ds #1 it was instant. #2 would even respond to that better than the preventative meds. but it wasn't quite the 'cure' that is was for #1
I was doing some research on the Mylanta since I can't get DS into the dr. for a couple days and he's becoming increasingly worse. Is is safe to give the Mylanta even though it has aluminum in it?
Courtney, Mommy to Zachary Grant 9/29/04
and Carter Michael 2/15/08
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