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Oct 20, 2008
Mylanta dosage
I am on my third refluxer. She is 5 weeks old, weighs over 9 lbs. My pediatrician will not switch her from zantac to prevacid solutabs. I have stopped the zantac, made her worse. Six years ago, my oldest son was treated by apnea specialists for his reflux, and I learned a lot. Unfortunately, I have moved and do not have the same medical resources here. He did fine on zantac, but also took Mylanta in between zantac doses. I cannot remember how much. I think he started at 1 ml, but can't say for sure. Does anyone use Mylanta? And if so, could you please tell me how much and how much your baby weighs? (not sure if weight matters). Thanks!
Oct 20, 2008
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
why won't your pediatrician let you add prevacid if the zantac is not working?
Oct 20, 2008
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
Hi... When joslyn was 2 months old she weighed 9 lbs. Her GI Doc said we could give her 1/4 tsp of maloox. We were giving her .4 ml at a time.. that seemed to help. I am sorry your lo is having a rough time!!!!!


Oct 20, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
At 2 months, my dd weighed 10 lbs and we were told to use 1/2 tsp by our pedi GI. Can you get him in with a GI (esp since the pedi won't help you)?
Oct 20, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
I don't know about the Mylanta, but I just saw a GI last week, and he siad that there is no evidence of any harm in giving an infant Prevacid. If you can't get in to see a GI, I'd try to get to the bottom of why your pedi isn't willing to try something that might help.
Oct 21, 2008
amber f
At 4 months my son weighed about 18lbs and I was told up to 1tsp 4 times a day. I asked a pharmacist. I'd recommend doing that so you can get an accurate dose for your los age. I'd keep pushing for the prevacid. It just doesn't make sense that they won't prescrib it. My GP was a little leary of it at first and then did some research. She was nervous about the high dose he was getting. But she checked around and it was fine.
Oct 22, 2008
thank you for your responses! I am in the process of getting her to a GI or another pediatrician so we can try something different, hopefully prevacid. I stopped the zantac and that has helped a lot. It seemed to be making it worse for the couple hours after dosing.
Check with your
doctor first!