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Infant gaviscon on long distance flight with layover. How am I going to manage this?

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PawneeToday Thu 06-Sep-18 18:38:32

My 4month old has probably got reflux, we started infant gaviscon a week ago and it seems to be making a positive difference. She is breastfed so has two sachets made up with cooled boiled water and administered with a syringe.

In a few days we fly to Canada via London, with an overnight in an airport hotel in London. I can't quite figure out how we are going to manage to give her the gaviscon during the 1.5 days of travelling. I can't take cooled boiled water through security with me, and I can't make up the gaviscon too far in advance. We could give her a bottle with the gaviscon mixed in but this will work for one or two feeds only as she is predominantly breastfed.

Any bright ideas?

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mindutopia Thu 06-Sep-18 19:59:11

Can you buy bottled water past security? It’s not ideal for babies in large quantities, but in small amounts to mix up medicine should be fine. Or ask for the flight attendants to fill you up a flask and allow to cool. They gave us boiled water to heat our dd’s cup of milk on a flight so they should easily be able to do that.

PawneeToday Thu 06-Sep-18 20:24:52

Oh I never thought of just asking on the flight for boiled water to cool! Duh! Ok thanks.

I had been worried about using bottled water but you're right it's small quantities for one day so probably ok. Better than the pain and sickness of reflux anyway. Thanks!

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CoolCarrie Thu 06-Sep-18 20:27:51

Breastfed on take off and landing as it will help with the pressure in your wee one’s ears.

ineedwine99 Thu 06-Sep-18 20:34:13

On our flight we just went to the food area and an attendant would give us some hot water in a cup, we'd mix in the Gaviscon and just let it cool before giving it smile

foobio Thu 06-Sep-18 20:35:22

You should be allowed to take a reasonable quantity of cooled boiled water onto the flight, for the use of your baby (whether making medicine or making bottles of formula). I've never had a problem taking ready made formula, normal bottled water or calpol through security when I have my daughter with me.

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