Beans Reflux Update: post treatments

Its heartburn!

Things we applied to our daily routine to help with acid refux and it’s resolve within Beans world.

Happy baby

Happy baby

She’s been a great, funny, sweet, sleepy baby so far. She does have another side to her though, as some of you know. She’s a bit, how shall I put it, Boss? She has cry spells that pierce your ears and make you want to run for the hills. Loud and especially angry at times she stood like a stiff little bean that you’re trying to console. It’s near impossible to hold onto her as she arches her back and screams through large, welling up tears. We danced and rocked, we soothed and talked, we sang and cycled little legs and nothing seemed to help. In previous posts I’ve talked about how we honed in on what the suspected issue may be (check out the questions to ask yourself when wondering what we wondered: Is Your Baby a Reflux Baby? take the quiz) And we went with heartburn.

It’s been about a week since we’ve visited the doctor with Ariella to find something to help her heartburn.  Continue reading

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The Art of Burping Your Baby

My Reluctant Burper

It’s no secret, Bean is a gassy baby. It only makes sense that she needs to be burped all the time. In addition to the way she eats – in clusters – she is especially prone to gas in her belly. This causes her major pain and to be very uncomfortable expressed through crying, arching, and refusing the nipple. After each substantial pause in our feeding routine we have learned to take the opportunity to get a good burp out of her. It might not work right away but trust me, it’s in there!  Continue reading

About Gas Relief: active ingredient – Simethicone

What is Simethicone claims?

Simethicone allows gas bubbles in the stomach and intestines to come together more easily, which allows for easier passage of gas. It is used to relieve painful pressure caused by excess gas in the stomach and intestines. Simethicone is for use in babies, children, and adults.

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Reflux Baby: Beans treatment for heartburn

It seems that she was always crying. The Angry Bean was such a fitting name for the little one that it went well beyond cute. She was uncomfortable, stiff, spitting up and unhappy in general.

Ranitidine - heartburn treatment (Zantac)

Ranitidine – baby heartburn treatment (Zantac)

Taking some time to home-diagnose the problem we made an emergency appointment with our doctor. If you must, insist on a same day appointment! I know all too well how painful and uncomfortable heartburn can be. I dealt with it all of my pregnancy at the highest levels. It got to the point where I had to sit up to sleep at night because otherwise I seemed to have been drowning in my own stomach acids. There is NO way I could have the Bean deal with that for a moment longer than necessary. So we went to work in solving this issue. The appointment resulted with a prescription for Ranitidine aka Zantac for babies.

Are you wondering if your baby has heartburn? Take the baby heartburn/GERD quiz!

Once we had our prescription in hand, there were additional steps to take. Continue reading