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  #21  
June 17th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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I don't EVER read previous posts prior to posting. That is just so "worthless."

We also used rice cereal to thicken DD's formula as it, like Sam said, was the only thing that helped (DID NOT PREVENT) her to not throw EVERYTHING up as soon as she ate. She was also on Zantac 3 times a day until she was a year old due to the severity of her reflux.
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June 17th, 2013, 07:15 AM
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We also used rice cereal to thicken DD's formula as it, like Sam said, was the only thing that helped (DID NOT PREVENT) her to not throw EVERYTHING up as soon as she ate. She was also on Zantac 3 times a day until she was a year old due to the severity of her reflux.
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June 17th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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I don't EVER read previous posts prior to posting. That is just so "worthless."

We also used rice cereal to thicken DD's formula as it, like Sam said, was the only thing that helped (DID NOT PREVENT) her to not throw EVERYTHING up as soon as she ate. She was also on Zantac 3 times a day until she was a year old due to the severity of her reflux.
My son had reflux REALLY severely until about 16-18 months and also lactose intolerance. We tried all the drugs, rice cereal, etc. I am REALLY hoping to not go through that again! My son was 16 months before he finally slept through the night and not in pain anymore. We had him on a very high dose of Zantac (more than recommended for his age and weight).
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June 17th, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Wow, poor thing. Is he able to eat without problems today? My daughter is now 6 1/2 and she has no residual problems but it was awful for the first year. We couldn't dress her in anything that we didn't want destroyed and the smell of that zantac, I don't think I'll ever forget. Especially when it came back up. It was like rotten peppermints, if there is such a thing. YUCK!! I'm hoping not to go through that again as well.
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June 17th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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He can eat today without problems, but can not drink milk and all other diary has to be very restricted (we would never give him cheese and yogurt and ice cream all on the same day). Since he doesn't drive milk, he gets a daily multi-vitamin with extra calcium. His reflux completely went away by age 2. His esophagus has some damage to it, but nothing significant, thankfully.
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June 17th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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When I said "worthless", I meant in terms of nutrition. It has no nutritional value, therefore I do not give it to my kids. If reflux was an issue, I might consider that before trying meds...but otherwise it is not a part of our routine.

Also, btw, all solids before 1 year are for "practice". My pediatrician always said "foods before one are just for fun", and not to even really worry about how much they ate, etc. and to give them a wide variety of things because some time after a year they start to get picky and if they didn't try it early, they are much more resistant. My son and daughter both - by choice - ate way less solids than their peers until about 12 months, when they sudden showed more interest. Formula (son) and breastmilk (daughter) made up the majority of their diets until about a year. I got some flack for that, but what the heck am I supposed to do...force feed them solids?
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June 17th, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Good lord, these threads these days. I Guess we are all very opinionated. Which I suppose is not a bad thing (being an opinionated person myself).

I think I used it the first time but with my second 2 I used just oatmeal. Just oatmeal briefly, then mixed with other things. I did use purees, but each child was ready for "real" food much sooner which was great. I kept nursing too. Baby food is such a pain so moving onto whatever the rest of us eat is just more convenient!! But those organic pouches can be a godsend when we aren't home.
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June 17th, 2013, 02:01 PM
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I also wasn't aware there was a debate on this. I tried it with DD and she hated it so I didn't continue. I'm not sure what I will do this time.
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June 17th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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I used it with my daughter when I was working full time. My son refused to eat it or any food for that matter.
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June 17th, 2013, 04:20 PM
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I had no idea either that this was an issue lol I know my niece has to have it in her bottle because she also has severe reflux. She threw up EVERY time we fed her and had problems gaining weight in the beginning because of it.

whats in it that is a problem? Is it just because it has no nutrition? I've never heard this before so i'm curious lol
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