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06/06/2013 at 12:11
Has anyone tried this? We think P has silent reflux and i am quite keen to try this before we start on the drugs! Anyone have any experience of whether it works? We have our 6 week check tomorrow so want to try and get it on prescription although apparently Boots are the only chemist to selk it through the pharmacy without prescription....
06/06/2013 at 19:27
We tried it recently with T as i was convinced he had silent reflux at about 6 weeks old. It was a nightmare - made him really sick - it just didn't do anything for him. In our case a waste of money! Luckily we had an follow up appt with the paediatrician the following week as he was in neonatal when he was born due to being six weeks early. the paed was very dismissive of these type of milks and said unless its a dairy or lactose they don't find changing milks effective. He calculated how much milk T should be having and we were giving him about 20% more than the avverge for his weight. We reduced his feeds slightly and this has made such a difference to the reflux symptoms anyway. He is still tricky to feed, goes through different teat flows on a daily basis but we are getting there.
Saying that its just my experience - I did a lot of googling and some mothers rave about it x
06/06/2013 at 19:32
Is it called Apamil Comfort?? Or is that a different one?
06/06/2013 at 20:09
No thats a different one munchkin.
Thanks KB. i will chat to the GP tomorrow.....
06/06/2013 at 20:50
It's been brilliant for Alexa. Reduced her vomiting a lot. She did end up on ranitidine for a short while too but the aptamil AR has been brilliant for her. Don't expect your GP to know what you're talking about though, most still haven't heard of it.
07/06/2013 at 20:56
We had Enfamil AR for zoe and it was life changing. She was able to come off all medication having bern on a combination of 3 drugs. I don't know how it compares to the Aptsmil one but it will be my first port of call if this baby has reflux.
We ordered it in through our local independant chemist and once we knew it worked approached the gp to get it prescribed which they did with no problems.
03/07/2013 at 19:02
I have decided to give this a go and got it today (Sainsbury and Asda now sell it on the shelf). Has anyone given Gaviscon as well? Pharmacist said its ok to do that but will just try the milk first as i would love for her to not be on any meds. Dont think Gaviscon is doing mych anyway as she only has it once or twice a day in formula and after formula you can sometimes hear the milk coming back up and she will often then cry and she sometimes coughs at night and her voice is hoarse presumably from the acid. She also woke a lit more than usual last night and cried a little which she never normally does. . So although she is mostly happy in herself, her symptoms are getting worse. Giving this milj a go and if that doesnt work back to the docs for different meds. I keep hoping what the doc said might happen and the stomach valve strengthens around 12 weeks and it resolves itself. Wishful thinking????
03/07/2013 at 19:40
Oh sorry to hear its getting a bit worse. Henry just kept getting worse and worse, despite meds. You know the rest. Hopefully the milk might sort her out x
04/07/2013 at 06:56
Sammy was on enfamil which I guess is the same type of stuff, Sebastian is also on it got his one ff a day. If you mix feed like me it had limited effect. He's so much better now we've upped his domperidone and ranitidine dosage, gaviscon just bunged his big brother up and has to be given too often to be practical for us
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