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PetraLou
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:20 pm 
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What exactly is reflux? I hear the word being used a lot.
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:34 pm 
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hi reflux is a condition were all the contents in a babys stomach will come back up and the stomach muscle isnt strong enough to keep everything down normally after about a year they get better my son suffered with the condition cos he was prem
so basically they vomit all day not good
how u doin?
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:45 am 
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ok honie, i fed her twice during the night, and i kept her on me very still for half an hour, then i sat her up and she was fast asleep - put her down and she wasnt sick. Then i fed her at 4 this morning, and she was very very sick, i ended up sitting with her on my knee until 6am until i was sure she wasnt going to be sick, and by that point she had been sick that much she was hungry again! Fed her again, and then snuggled down with her in bed till she went to sleep. She wasnt sick. Its very unpredictable!!

How old is your little one??
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:05 am 
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hi petralou
my son is 21 months
u should also roll up a sheet and put it under her mattress raising the head part this is a tip i got of the special care baby unit it helps babys keep there feed down
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:12 pm 
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Yes, ive been using that tip! I have a blanket under her mattress. She also has a bit of a bunged up nose, so it helps with that too!
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:21 pm 
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Hiya,my goddaughter had reflux problems and was put on gaviscon(mixed with her milk),which seemed to help.
my cousin also changed the milk she was on and this seemed to help,maybe you could try that x
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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:14 pm 
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My baby is 6 weeks old and he used to bring up all of his milk. We tried Gavascon and Infacol but nothing worked. This used to make him more hungry. Someone recommended a milk called Enfamil which has worked brilliantly. It is quite a thick milk which thickens in the stomach so they dont bring it up. This milk can be brought from big boots pharmacy's. Just ask them to order it in.
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Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:39 pm 
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hi, im usin infacol, but cant use the gaviscon as im breastfeeding (and was told this had to be mixed with the bottled milk?!). She's 7 weeks now, and it has improved a lot, i think previously when she had wind, i carried on feeding her as she was crying for more food!! now, i wind her instead, and its improved massively
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:46 am 
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hi guys. Infacol is for colic symtoms not for reflux. your doc should start with Gav and proceed up the ladder depending on what type of relflux it is, sorry to say there is 3 different kinds and each one can be treated different. my son has the wonderful kind that burns the throat as it comes up. i had a crying babe perminatly in my arms for 3mnths before a doc took me serious enough to give me Omeprazole which has helped the pain HEAPS, of course the milk still comes up but thats nothing. most babes grow out of it by 12mnths, some by school, i on the other hand still have it and im 33!! i feel for any mum who has a reflux baby, especially the kind that burns, its so stressful. in NZ we get a weekly payment from Social Welfare to help cope with doc visits and the fact they need soo much more attention. babys have a wonderful reflex that projects any milk that comes up out of the mouth so dont be afraid of choking, i was always afraid of putting him to bed!!!
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:15 pm 
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Hi huntermac, my little girl doesnt have reflux, she is just sickly after feeds - i thought the two were the same, but they're not!

It must be awful for them having a burning pain everytime they bring up milk, bless your litte man. He's such a cutey by the way! x
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:06 pm 
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gdmorning all and ta, i think he kind of cute too. bringing up milk after a feed is a form of reflux its just not causing her any discomfort which is great! that kind normally passes soon Very Happy and is nothing to worry about, although its kind of messy at times a!!! i get a little sick of changing clothes all the time and the amount of washing Shocked lol, all part of being a mum i spose and i cant complain about that Very Happy
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Posted: Sat May 24, 2008 8:44 pm 
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Hi Huntermac. My DD had Reflux and was in alot of pain with it. We finally got consultant appt at 9 mths as Gav was only working alittle. He prescribed for her and she reacted so we were back to square one. But she eventually grew out of. I know what you mean about the amount of clothes. She always had bib or muslin round her to try and help. Hope you and little man are well. pupx
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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:48 am 
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my youngest had reflux due to him bein prem a good tip the hospital told me is to raise one end of his bed that helps so much the end where his head is of course Laughing
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