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Jan 28, 2011
dcd
Buffer Babies & Stomach Bug
Kylie's on a pretty low dose of Prevacid/Buffer Babies now (6 mg/day administered before bed) and seems to be doing ok on it.

She has a stomach bug this week (threw up once Wednesday night and once Thursday night and had diarrhea and terrible, constant gas today - isn't eating solids and not much formula/Pedialyte). I keep going back and forth on whether to give her her Prevacid/Buffer Babies.

I hear her kind of refluxing/urping and I know this is because of the virus since she doesn't normally do it anymore. I don't know if the Prevacid would be effective on that kind of reflux?

My main concern is that I don't want to upset her stomach more. Since she's not really eating, I wonder if giving it to her on an empty stomach would cause more discomfort. Especially because the Buffer Babies often makes her gassy and the last thing she needs right now is more gas. Also, I'm already giving her Tylenol because she's cutting 3 teeth at once so I have to to help with the pain. But I'm sure Tylenol on a sensitive upset empty stomach isn't helping matters.

What do you all think? Should I skip it till she's over the virus and eating more or do you think not giving it will make things worse?

Jan 28, 2011
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
HI! So sorry to hear she has the stomach flu and teething. Yuck. Poor thing!

As far as the Buffer Babies, I would give it to her. I base that opinion on 2 things. Teething kicks up the acid production quite a bit. I usually had to increase Ryans dose a couple of mg when he was teething. The 2nd reason is that her stomach bug may have left her with a pretty acidic stomach. The sodium bicarbonate might actually soothe her stomach a bit.

As far as the bad gas goes, that is likely the result of her bad diarhea. I would try gas drops or even some Maalox or Mylanta Cherry Supreme if you have any in the house. I think I recall you saying that she was already on Probiotics. If not those would serve her well.

I sure hope winter passes soon. Its tough on these little ones!!!

Jan 28, 2011
dcd
Makes sense. Thanks for the feedback!!
Jan 28, 2011
dcd
ps. I have Mylanta Cherry Supreme in the house but I've never actually given it to her. The GI approved me to give it to her as needed but that was so long ago - any idea where I can find a dosing chart? She's 20 lbs. A Google search seems to say she should have 5-7 ml - does that sound right?

And can I give the Mylanta and Prevacid/BB together?

Jan 28, 2011
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I wouldn't give those two meds at the same time. Try to give them at least 30 mins apart, I'd do an hour if you can.

I too dread winters. Thank heavens last winter and this one seems to be healthy ones for us.

Jan 28, 2011
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Darn the MARCI-Kids for not having their website up yet. That was always my source for dosing. 1 tsp (5ml) sounds right. I quick call to the pharmacy and you will know for sure. Yes, like Jessica said, seperate it from the BB. I am pretty sure the site said 2 hours.
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