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Reflux and medication

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fazool Tue 10-Feb-15 08:45:11

For those of you who have reflux babies, did you find that medication helped, and if so which one(s)? We tried gaviscon and ranitidine at 3 months, but neither seemed to make any difference, so we thought we would just ride it out and wait for it to go away.

However, now at 5.5 months DS is constantly whining and the symptoms seem pretty clear (clear liquid coming out of his mouth at random times during the day, breath smells of vomit). I'm wondering if we should go back to the GP. When could I expect him to grow out of it if we don't use medication?

BabyOnBoob Tue 10-Feb-15 08:55:02

Our 7mo DD has omeprazole as gaviscon didn't work. Ranitidine worked for a bit but then stopped. We've tried to reduce the omeprazole in the past but the reflux became bad again.

I'm bf and introduced dairy and soya back into my diet to see how she reacted. Well we had one extremely unhappy baby, so I've stopped eating those foods again and she's so much better.

Maybe explore food intolerances as a cause of the reflux?

flowers it's really hard having a baby with reflux.

LostMyBaubles Tue 10-Feb-15 08:57:03

Definitely worth a trip back to the gp as when babies put on weight they outgrow their doses of medication.
As for the clear fluid I cant say much on that as my ds was and still is the extreme projectile vomiter.
There are other meds that help. Omperezole is one I highly recommend
ranitidine did f.a for ds.
Ps hes 4 and still has his omperezole.

deborah86 Tue 10-Feb-15 14:26:40

My dd gets ranitidine 3 times a day and a couple of gaviscons if it's a bad day. It did take almost 2 weeks for it to start working properly for us. I'm not much helpeople. Sorry

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