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Help! How can I get DS to swallow his medication?

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badkitty Thu 02-Jul-09 12:20:01

We've just got medication for DS's reflux, 2 different things which have to be administered by syringe. It is a total disaster - don't think he is swallowing any of it, it just gets spat out and he gets really upset by it, obviously it must be pretty disgusting. He is only 7 months so I can't exactly reason with him about it! Does anyone have any tips?

sickofsocalledexperts Thu 02-Jul-09 12:37:46

I find that if you lean them slightly backwards, take them by surprise and literally tip it deftly and quickly down their throat, it's the only way (this is how I did it with my autistic boy). Then quickly give them something nice like ribena to take taste away, good luck!

sarah293 Thu 02-Jul-09 14:50:59

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fatslag Thu 02-Jul-09 15:27:20

Can you put it in his milk (assuming he is drinking from a bottle/cup and not exclusively from the boob)?

feelingbetter Thu 02-Jul-09 16:34:52

We use the 1ml at a time approach these days - not enough for DS to spit back out, tho he'll give it a good try!

Little bit at a time, as far back on his tongue as you can, then a quick drink of milk/juice/water - anything to get it where it needs to be.

If one of your meds is ranitidine, I sympathise, my DS hates it too.

badkitty Thu 02-Jul-09 20:00:46

Thanks everyone - will give it a try on the back of the tongue tomorrow. Yes, one of them is ranitidine and I think that is the real problem, the other one isn't too bad.

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