Ranitidine for reflux - 3 week old

(6 Posts)
1sttimemama1986 Wed 29-Jun-16 18:02:31

Anyone have any experience with this? And know how long it takes to take affect?

pancakehead Wed 29-Jun-16 18:07:28

Yes. Our second was prescribed it at nine weeks but it seriously messed with her tummy. I do know another friend who it worked for though. Have you had lo checked for tongue tie? Posterior tongue tie can be missed and needs to be checked for by someone who is really experienced. My daughter was a different baby after having the procedure as was another friends lo after having it done at three weeks and for the record she was exclusively formula feeding. I wouldn't wait for a referral (you won't even get one if you're formula feeding) and book privately if you are able to. It costs about £90

http://www.tongue-tie.org.uk/tongue-tie-practitioners-south-west-england.html

idontlikealdi Wed 29-Jun-16 18:18:21

Yes. It takes a week or so to properly build up. If you can (easier if Ff) try to plan the doses about 30 mins before a feed.

They will have started you on the lowest possible dose - if it doesn't seem to be working go back and get dose adjusted.

DTs had horrendous reflux and were on a mix of ranitidine, gaviscon and domperidone.

1sttimemama1986 Wed 29-Jun-16 18:24:51

Hiya, yes he has been checked for tongue tie and has it but not significant enough for specialist to recommend dividing it. I am breastfeeding and using shields due to baby not latching on - again not thought to be a result of the tongue tie. He has had one dose but still lots of sick after feeds like it seems all of what he's taken comes back up?

1sttimemama1986 Wed 29-Jun-16 18:33:28

Thank you yes I will try and pre empt the feed and get it in him before! I am struggling seeing him distressed arching his back, screaming and making me worry he is so sick. He has been gaining weight yet slowly due to being ill in early days and having IV antibiotics. I just hope all this vomiting doesn't interfere with his weight gain.

minipie Wed 29-Jun-16 18:47:28

Hiya, yes he has been checked for tongue tie and has it but not significant enough for specialist to recommend dividing it. I am breastfeeding and using shields due to baby not latching on - again not thought to be a result of the tongue tie.

Argh. People get told all the time that the TT is not significant enough to be divided but the truth is that nobody can tell how significant a TT is just by looking at it. The impact of a TT does not depend just on the TT itself, it also depends on the shape of the baby's mouth, nipple shape, how the two work together, how strong their suck is etc. The fact you are having such latch problems surely means that the TT is significant.

DD had TT, she was able to BF but we had such problems, including terrible wind and reflux, as she was swallowing so much air. Improved no end when we had the TT divided - late at 16 weeks.

Please do get the TT divided - there are no downsides as far as I am aware, it is a very quick snip over in seconds, and there is a good chance it will solve a lot of problems.

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