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Sep 12, 2009
harley's mommy
Harley James born 6/16/09 at 39w 2d healthy 6 pound 6 ounce and 19 inches long born at 3:18 pm. Had Silent Reflux at a month old didn't discover he had it until it became not so silent at 3 and a half months and still struggling every day! Is on zantac 2x daily .8 dose started it on 9/8/09
reflux baby still spits up every couple of feedings
he was put on zantac 2x daily at .8 i do the sitting up for 20 min after feedings and after meds and small bits usually 3 ounces at a time or less. So its it normal for a reflux baby to spit up every few feedings or could it be lactose intolerant? thank you!
Sep 12, 2009
My daughter spits up regardless of whether she is elevated after her feedings. I would say that is normal for your son. But if you feel it could be a lactose intolerance, talk to your doctor. Sometimes switching to an AR formula, will do the trick at keeping it down. But that may also make his tummy hurt that much more. I am not that familiar with formula, so again speak with your doctor if you feel that a switch might do the trick.
Sep 13, 2009
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
Basically, the purpose of the meds to to make the spitting less acidic, and less painful. As long as your baby's happy and comfortable, the vomit can be a way of life until the LES starts to strengthen.

However, if food allergies, environmental allergies, or sensitivities/intolerances run in the family, don't rule this out yet. Usually allergies and intolerances will present more fundamentally - ie, hives, eczema, respiratory issues, bowel issues, etc and not as vomit.

My dd could vomit a full feed up to the time we fed her again. If there's no FTT or feeding aversion, I wouldn't worry yet. HUGS - it can get to where you log everything, measure everything, and worry about everything.

Sep 13, 2009
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
I'll totally agree that meds will only make the spit up or vomit not acidic thereby stopping the damage it could cause. Jedd would vomit many times per day while on wonderful meds, but never had any damage because the meds were doing their job well., once he was on a good dose.

Have you considered tying a motility med to see if the spit up or vomiting will lessen?? It worked for Jedd.

Check with your
doctor first!