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    Question cereal to reduce spitting up?

    I posted this in another section and was hoping to get more input....

    My 10wk old DS was diagnosed with reflux and put on Zantac when he was 6 wks old. For a couple of weeks he was a brand new happy baby. This past week, though, his symptoms have started to return: spitting up a lot, not sleeping, very fussy, kicking while nursing... I called the ped. and he increased his Zantac dose but also recc. giving a tsp of cereal after each time he nurses to help with the spitting up. Has anyone ever heard of this? I am reluctant to try this. I did not plan on introducing solids until DS was at least 6 mos.

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

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    Default Re: cereal to reduce spitting up?

    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/ger.html

    Cereal?
    The doctor may advise adding cereal to thicken feeds. Although this is not proven effective, many doctors want to try it before prescribing medication.

    -This can be done on a trial basis
    -Try using expressed breast milk or water instead of formula
    -Give cereal by spoon or cup to avoid introducing artificial nipples until breastfeeding has been well established.

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    Default Re: cereal to reduce spitting up?

    Thank you for the info. It will help us weigh our options...

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

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    Default Re: cereal to reduce spitting up?

    Typically the rice cereal is not a great help however once in a blue moon it does the trick. The zantac should be continued to be adjusted dependent upon your child's weight as well. So if it all the sudden stops working, maybe your child has gained weight.

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