01 March 2019
- Last edited 01 March 2019
Mine has reflux too. Enfamil AR helped at first. Later baby would still spit up(sometimes screaming while refluxing), or wake up choking. It got really worrisome and I asked doctor for medication. Doc explained that reflux medicine only helps dilute gastric acid, but it doesn't stop the reflux itself. He also mentioned that it shouldn't be used long-term, because studies show it might affect ability to digest food later in life if taken for too long. He prescribed Ranitidine, I got it and it reduced baby's pain and grunts while refluxing. After a few weeks, when I noticed the reflux wasn't as panful for baby, I stopped the medications. We also employ other methods, like sleeping at an incline, burping intermittently while giving the bottle, gripe water etc. We also have some anti-colic/anti reflux bottles like MAM bottles and Avent bottles.