3 years ago
Thursday, June 30, 2011
To sum it up, I am a strong believer in treating reflux with medication in children who have discomfort from their reflux. It is not a popular view and most people find that meds don't work because doctors under dose with a histamine H2-receptor antagonist like Zantac which are usually not effective in infants or small kids for extended periods of time. Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium work better in children but are not FDA approved making doctors resistant to prescribing. So why am I going into this much boring detail? When we tried to wean LO off the meds, it made me realize how much they help her. LO takes both which I have been told is scientifically incorrect as the Zantac is rendering the Nexium useless. I have tried all different combinations and this works for us. I think it is sad when parents are told that their baby has colic or is just fussy. Maybe I should check out some adults I know that are fussy and get them some reflux medication.