Kara H

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maryl14 - January 18

my lo is 18 days old and i have been proping him up for the last week it worked the first few days but now it doesn't and it starting to get worst the ped said if proping didin't work give him cereal does it work the ped didn't give him and meds for it

 

Kara H. - January 18

Our ped prefers meds over thickened formula, but it really depends on the baby. I wound probably be hesitant to try the meds at that young of an age. There are several ways to go about using a thickened formula, adding cereal is one of them. There are products specifically designed for thickening the formula, and there are also specialty formulas like Emfamil AR which has a thicker consisitancy. Some moms add a small bit of rice cereal to the bottle of formula to get that slightly thicker consisitancy. The idea behind it is that if its thicker, it won't come back up as easily. As long as your lo doesn't act think he is in pain, I would try the other methods before asking for the acid reducing meds. You should look up Bonnie. She posts here often as is sort of the house expert on AR. Good luck!

 

maryl14 - January 19

well thank you i tried the bottle last night with 1 tsp of rice cereal to a 4 oz bottle like the ped said to do. and he seemed much more comfortable plus he didn't eat as much in the night he was eating like 3 8 oz bottles but last night he only drank the bottle w/ the cereal at like 11 pm then slept until 5 am and drank 1 oz of regular formula (no cereal) and went back to sleep a hour later and he played that whole hour it made me feel alot better seeing him so happy

 

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