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Anti-reflux formula question

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Kiwisue Thu 18-Aug-11 02:09:20

Hello all
I am an interloper on these boards from New Zealand, so hope you can help.

I am going on an extended holiday to the UK later this year.

My 3 month old was diagnosed with reflux and has been prescribed ranitidine (may be called something else in the UK). After struggling with bfeeding her she in now mainly formula fed - here in NZ I get an anti-reflux formula called 'Novalac'.

Is this brand of formula available in the UK? My daughter is very fussy over formulas and this is about the one brand i could get that she happily accepts.

I just need to know whether i can get it in UK supermarkets/pharmacies or if i have to bring a whole load of tins over

thanks in advance

daisylulu Thu 18-Aug-11 07:51:38

Hi Sue. Sorry to hear about your little ones reflux. Sorry not heard of that brand of formula and not seen on the shelves. The only anti-reflux formula I have seen in pharmacies is SMA staydown. I would bring a load of tins with you to be on safe side. Have a good trip to the UK grin

Kiwisue Thu 18-Aug-11 08:03:56

Daisylulu - just an odd question, but I have a cousin in the UK (Essex) with twin daughters called Daisy and Lulu (Louise) - not you is it?? My daughters are Catriona and Isla so you will know if it is!

Oh - and thanks for replying!

daisylulu Thu 18-Aug-11 09:48:03

Ha ha no it's not. daisy is my dogs name!! grin

Kiwisue Thu 18-Aug-11 10:00:43

Ha - thought that would be a bizarre coincidence!

Merlion Thu 18-Aug-11 11:39:22

Check who makes it as sometimes the names differ for example SMA is S26 here in Singapore and in Australia. May just be that it has a different brand name.

freybean Thu 18-Aug-11 22:14:27

never heard of that brand

i can say that the sma staydown has been great for my dd's reflux

Kiwisue Fri 19-Aug-11 04:05:16

Thanks all - we can get S26 and SMA here so not sure if they are the same thing or now.

I phoned the helpline on the back of the tine and the man on the phone wasn't very helpful - said he knew it was available in Holland and France, but wasn't sure about the UK and my best option was to check the online supermarkets!

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