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August 19th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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i have 4 kids and all 4 kids had been diagnosed with GERD up untill they were 12 months it took 4 ever to gain weight they all had the same symptoms.....


what formula worked best for your baby?
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August 21st, 2010, 03:01 PM
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I'm Elizabeth and my daughter, Arabella is 7months. She has silent reflux. Although it is getting better. We went through so many different formulas, it was crazy. She did ok on the Similac Alimentum as long it was the ready to feed bottles. She is on Similac Isomil Advanced now and is doing great.

This board is kind of a ghost town, but I usually check it once a day.
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August 21st, 2010, 04:52 PM
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I wish more people would post in here too. We have tried 5 different formulas & 2 meds with no success. I am calling a specialist. She is so miserable...screams hysterically in pain.
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August 21st, 2010, 11:59 PM
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What meds have you tried?

We did Zantac from 6 weeks old to 2 months old. Worked for a couple days, then back to square one.

Then we did Prevacid solutabs from two months old...we did 7.5 mg once a day for a few weeks, and he outgrew that right away.

We were then referred to a GI specialist who then put him on 7.5 mg twice a day. That worked wonderfully until recently. We need to make another appointment as it seems to be creeping back to us.

We still hold him upright most of the time after he eats, he sleeps on an incline, and all the things you are supposed to do. He is breastfed, but occasionally gets formula when I can't pump enough at work. We use Target brand, the "partially broken down whey" one with the purplish writing on it. It's the only one he can tolerate. I think it compares to Enfamil Gentlease? Not sure though.

Good luck! Reflux is a nightmare. I'm praying my future kids won't get it!
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August 22nd, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Hi!
We were originally on Similac Sensitive then we tried Similac Isomil Advanced and now hes on the Nutramigen A+ which seems to have been the best one so far, still not even close to perfect but better! It also took him a while to get used to the taste but seems to be tolerating it now. Hes also on 15mg of Prevacid solutab once a day. I will be going back to the doctors this week though because it seems to be getting worse again.
Good luck and I hope you find something that works!
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August 22nd, 2010, 10:32 AM
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hey girls i had no idea after #1 my son was diagnosed with reflux that any other kids would it has been a nightmare.. so many clothes changes for me and baby so many x-tra dr visits and hospitals stays i was thinking of trying enfamil A.R when i go to the appt next week but nothing worked for my other kids so its probally useless
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August 23rd, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Wesley was breast fed, but was not gaining enough weight (from the reflux and low birth weight). He did the best on Similac Alimentum. Enfamil AR worked well as far as the reflux, but made him constipated.
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August 24th, 2010, 04:26 AM
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