Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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He might also prescribe a medicine to help your child’s stomach make less acid. But researchers aren’t sure whether these drugs ease reflux in infants.
Do not change formulas without talking to the doctor. Esophageal pH and impedance monitoring, which measures the amount of acid or liquid in your baby’s esophagus. A doctor or nurse places a thin flexible tube through your baby’s nose into the stomach. The end of the tube in the esophagus measures when and how much acid comes up into the esophagus. The other end of the tube attaches to a monitor that records the measurements.
But it can help those who’ve tried other treatment that hasn’t worked or kids who have breathing problems, pneumonia, or other serious problems from GERD.
I now have a 3 month old baby girl & she began showing signs of reflux like my son. I immediately went on the Paleo diet, elevate her when she sleeps, & after she nurses. Her doc prescribed Reglan but I’m not going down that slippery slope again w/meds.
She was prescribed zantec (ranitidine) at 2 weeks old when she was in hospital with a stomach bug she picked up at home. She was told to stay on it because she had the symptoms of acid reflux. I was very reluctant to put her on this medication but kept her on it for a couple of weeks before attempting to take her off it. She was very bad for 2 weeks so put her back on it again.
Breast milk is the optimal prebiotic, probiotic food for infants, and that evolution over hundreds of thousands of generations has taken care of that. There’s not really any way that we can improve on breast milk. Breast milk, for example, contains galactooligosaccharides, which are prebiotic molecules that selectively stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria, which is one of the most important species of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
“What’s to know about acid reflux in infants?.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 3 Feb. 2017.
I know this last post is old, but I thought I’d still weigh in for anyone in the future regarding the milk allergy/lactose issue and my experiences. My now 3.5 month old was also suffering from silent reflux symptoms since soon after she was born (crying all day, refusing to nurse unless asleep, refusing to eat at all, failure to gain weight, wet burps, arching back etc) and I tried both a dairy-free and soy- free diet and started giving her nat phos 6x after reading all these posts. And it worked!! The diet took 2 weeks to see any improvement (they say at least 1 week to clear out of mom and then 1 more week to clear out of baby).
“Instead of staying nice and tightly closed, a baby’s muscle is not as developed [as it is in adults], so liquid and food can sneak past,” Burgert says. Hello my little one has suffered with reflux since birth.