I gave ranitidine for my six month old girl today for the first time and the effect was immediate. Magic! she breastfed more often and for longer with no crying and no back arching.. I hope it continues to do wonders.
Hi, I had my LO on ranitidine for a while. It's debatable how much it actually helped. The crying reduced, but it's the same now we've taken her off it... it won't reduce the amount they're sick, it reduces the acid content in the stomach, so it's less painfull brining up possets etc.. I've also heard that domperidone only works with ranitidine, not by itself. HV reccommended Stay Down feeds, as they're thicker and less likely to come back up. We haven't tried that yet. Another mum reccommended Cow & Gate Carobel, which is a feed thickener, but I asked HV and she said they don't really use it anymore, which confused me as first time I asked about it she said we should try it! You could also try rolling a towel up and putting it under the top of the cot/moses matress, so he's a little more upright? And hold him upright after feeds. Another thing I heard, which was one of the reasons I took DD off ranitidine, is that it can cause problems in the digestive tract when they're older. Hope you find something that helps, reflux is horrible x x x