Temporarily Increasing PPI w/Teething, etc.Anyone using Buffer Babies/Prevacid (or other PPI) ever temporarily increase your baby's dose when reflux is being aggravated more than usual by other factors?
Kylie has her first tooth coming in and ANOTHER ear infection (on repeat for the third time in a month). We have an appointment with the ear doc to discuss tubes, but not until November 1st. In the meantime she has a tooth as sharp as a razor attempting to slice its way through her gum and a pus-filled, bulging ear drum!!!
Since switching to the Neocate her reflux seems to be well-controlled with a small dose of Prevacid each day - we give her 6 mg in the morning and 6 mg in the evening.
Right now, because of all the pain from her tooth/ear, I would like to alternate Tylenol and Motrin until at least one improves. However, I've heard Motrin can raise the acidity in her stomach and exacerabate reflux. I know her reflux is already worse from all the drooling due to the teething, plus she's now on another antibiotic which will probably give her a stomach ache. (It's SUPPOSED to be easier on her stomach, but with my sensitive baby we'll see.)
All this to say, I'm wondering if I should temporarily increase her Prevacid dose until we get through this? It seems like it might be a smart move to try to avoid more reflux pain on top of all this. What do y'all think?