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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Oh my

Cereal in a bottle?

Could millions of Feeding Choices Debate Board posters be wrong?.

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Blogger venessa said...

Science always trumps "housewife data." Duh, everybody knows that!

LOL.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Pregnant In Texas said...

I'm not overwhelmed by a study that includes only 32 infants. Plus, the short abstract of the article didn't mention the children's ages, races, or other biological factors that could influence the outcome of the study.

11:05 AM  
Blogger V said...

I agree that it's a pretty small sample size. 32? I bet more kids were in the rocket fuel study, LOL. However... I've read in several places on the AAP website that studies, in general, do show a benefit in thickened feedings for formula fed children with reflux.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Amanda. said...

Oh, ITA it is a very small study- I've only read the abstract- but like V said, this adds to the evidence out there already in favor of thickened feeds to treat GERD.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh boy...I can't even get started on this topic!

As a mother of a 20 month old toddler who had HORRIBLE reflux as an infant - I can say that cereal in her bottle was what worked for us. Zantac alone didn't do it...Pepcid alone didn't do it...different med dosages didn't do it...upping her med dosages to 3 times per day didn't do it...keeping her upright practically 24 hours a day didn't do it.

My DD was 8.8 lbs at birth and at 6 weeks old was only 9.6 lbs...less that one pound of weight gain in 6 weeks. So, finally when cereal was added to bottles along with the meds was when she (and also me!) finally got some relief. She was also on meds until about 10 months old.

I know what the word in the mommy circles is on cereal in bottles, but for us, it was a lifesaver...

But thats just us.

Vicki

2:03 PM  

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