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Nov 03, 2009
kcahall
Mylicon to Reduce Gas
My son is 12 weeks old and is on 3ml of prevacid daily and Alimentum for a milk allergy. However, he still burps and passes gas constantly. 4 hours after a bottle he is still burping and his gas is toxic. The main problem with this is that it prevents him from sleeping well at night. He just doesn't seem comfortable. So I started to use mylicon before every bottle because I saw a suggestion on this but I am concerned with using it so often. I know it is sugary so that they will take it and I am worried about giving so much of it to our baby. However, he has been sleeping so much more comfortably and soundly that the benefits seem to out weigh my concerns. I just wanted to see if anyone had used this product and if anyone has used it in correlation with prevacid. Any reprocutions? Thank you!!!
Nov 03, 2009
jpsniff
Hensleigh, 7 months, Prevacid 1/2 tab morning and night. FINALLY better at 2.
Ivy, 6 months, Prevacid 1/2 tab am/pm. Diagnosed 6 weeks.
My first daughter was on prevacid and had terrible gas pains. We used mylicon and infant gas x like there was no tomorrow. I asked her pedi if there was any problem with that and he felt that they were safe to use so frequently, but I always wondered too. I tried Colic Calm for my second daughter's reflux and found it to be pretty effective for any kind of tummy trouble. So, if she's upset and I think it's the reflux or gas, I give her a tiny does of Colic Calm and she's a happy camper. I recommended it to a girlfriend who has a 3 month old that does not have reflux and she uses it for occassional gas and also believes it works very well. I'm on my 3rd bottle. Best of luck to you!
Nov 04, 2009
kcahall
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the information! It makes me feel better about what we are seeing. Our first son was on prevacid with no side effects so I was surprised when #2 had such horrible gas pains. I wasn't even sure it was related. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who had to use two medications to get their baby comfortable. Thanks again!
Nov 04, 2009
mommy2k
My son is on prevacid and has been having horrible gas pains at night too. I'm wondering if it's because of the prevacid as well. I've been using mylanta at night to help him feel better and it seems to help his discomfort. Gas drops I was told was a pretty safe thing by my ped. We used it a lot with my daughter however it does nothing for my son now. I say stay with it. When you find a trick to something stay with it. I still am having trial and error and having sleep problems. Would love to get more sleep around it at night but it hasn't happened yet. Good luck
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