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Jun 09, 2006
What type of formula works best for GE Reflux
My daughter was diagnosed with GE reflux when she was 1 1/2 months old. We are on our 3 brand/kind of formula. Did anyone have this similar problem if so what worked for you. She is on Similac Lactose Free right now because that is what my older daughter took. I hear about Enfamil Gentlease and also AR Lipil. What do you suggest?
Jun 13, 2006
My son is on neocate, it is the most hypoallergenic of all of the formulas from what I understand which can be helpful if there is an intollerance at work along with the GERD. Many times dairy and or soy goes along with the GERD (including the proteins so a lactose free formula wouldn't help under those circumstances), but if you look at other parents postings, you see that there are lots of other things that these guys might not be tollerating. Aside from this I don't have any experience but I hope that helps and good luck!
Jul 10, 2006
momma of 3 boys
Small child with severe GERD
We tried everything also; Gentlease worked pretty good; but we found that the soy worked better for our little one. When he was diagnosed with severe Gerd we went on Isolmil Advance Lipil.
Aug 31, 2006
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
My daughter was on Similac first, then Enfamil AR... that made the acid worse, then Prosobee, then Neocate... turned out to be too expensive, but Quinn does pretty good on Nutramigen. I think that with GERD, a milk/soy intollerance is very common. As far as I can tell, Nutramigen and NeoCate Infant works the best... because those break the formula down so the baby doesn't have to. It's stinky, and it took Quinn a long time to get used to it. good luck! -Sarah
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