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Anti reflux milk and breast feeding

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Marmite2018 · 18/06/2019 16:04


Looking for some advice re:reflux. My 3 month old has always been a "happy spitter". She vomits after most feeds (although not at night strangely). Her weight gain has been generally consistent and nappies are good. I'm intending on moving over to formula gradually in a couple of months time as it will help when I return to work.

Today the HV suggested introducing anti reflux milk when moving to formula as it could help with the spit up. She also said that some mums choose to combination feed with the anti reflux milk and it seems to keep breast fed milk down too.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this? My daughter is a very happy baby and I don't want to upset the balance but the amount she spits up sometimes can be exhausting! I'd like to find a balance for the both of us.


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Nodramanollama · 18/06/2019 16:09

I expressed my milk. I found that breastfeeding was really hard with a baby with acid reflux. We were given carobel, which you can get at a pharmacy helped quite a bit but can be such a faff when breastfeeding. The best thing was ranitidine prescribed by gp but our baby was screaming due to acid reflux. We moved on to formula, cow and gate (normal) with no luck. Then we tried hipp(normal)and it really helped. Baby was happy and settled. Things got easier. He is 10mo and is still sick from time to time but better. Hope that info helps as I've just rambled on.

Nodramanollama · 18/06/2019 16:10

I forgot to add, i stopped expressing at 4 months, i felt like i couldnt leave the house. The carobel thickens the milk

Marmite2018 · 18/06/2019 16:17

Thanks @Nodramanollama that's useful to know! She's a happy baby and doesn't suffer from the reflux just spits up a lot which requires a lot of outfit changes in a day! I want to make sure that she keeps milk down really! Interesting to know you found a change with a normal formula milk. I'd like to experiment but don't want to mess things up for her tummy!

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